You may wonder where you can go to find a good local electrician. You may find out you do not have to go too far to find a good professional including a local electrician. The internet is always one option for finding a tradesman.
Also consider using friends, family, colleagues, people that live next to you and other people you may know through someone (the friend of a friend). These people can be an asset to helping you find the best professional for the job that you need done. You can always research the person once you get the name of a local electrician to see if it would be a good fit for you.
The reason you want to ask friends is that first it saves time, if you know a friend had electrical work on their home and it is similar to what you want done you can ask who did it. Even if the work was not similar you might want to ask as the local electrician may do what you need done.
Second reason is that you should trust your friends but consider the length of time that you have known the friend and what you feel about their opinions. You may trust a friend you have known for years versus a friend that you met recently.
The next reason is that if you and the friend get along well you may be able to see the electrical work that was done and see if the quality of the work is good or if it is not up to your standards. Remember to ask family as well as you have known them for years and chances are you trust what your family thinks is good work.
Also, if your friends did not use an electrician you may still want to ask them if they know a good local electrician, as they may have a friend that is an electrician or know someone who knows of a good electrician that they can refer you too. A great plus is if the electrician knows your friends or someone you know you may get a discount but no guarantees on that.