Electrical Contractors

Electrical Contractors

Overview

The 72,700 electrical contractor firms in the US provide electrical installation, repair, and maintenance work. They handle wiring, lighting, networking, fire and safety equipment, and energy management systems, among other tasks. Much of the work is installation and repair of residential electrical wiring. Contractors must buy materials and then install them according to code in homes and other buildings.

Demand Dependent on Construction Activity

Contractors can market new services such as design work during periods of low demand, but new construction ultimately drives the industry.