Residential & Commercial Electrical Services

Rabe Hardware is a fully licensed and insured contractor serving Eastern Iowa with dependable residential and commercial electrical services. In addition to standard construction wiring, our areas of expertise include panel upgrades, rewiring, and the installation of standby generators. If you’re looking for electrical services, we have you covered. Don’t hesitate to contact Rabe Hardware, your home comfort headquarters – the difference can be shocking!



From new construction wiring and existing structure rewiring to repairs, inspections, and electrical system upgrades and recommendations, we have the knowledge and experience to get the job done safely and efficiently. Buildings large or small, commercial or residential, we do it all and do it right.


Want to install a new lighting system for your home or business? Indoors and outdoors, Rabe Hardware has what you need! Our experienced technicians will take care of everything so you don’t have to. Contact us today to see how we can help you create a beautiful, well-lit space to enjoy for years to come.

Service Upgrades

If you have an older home or building, it may be time for an electric service upgrade. The licensed contractors of Rabe Hardware will identify any possible dangers from outdated systems and recommend the best course of action. If you have lights that flicker, constant circuit breaker trips and fuse blows, overheating electric panels, or don’t have enough outlets, contact us today to keep you and your family safe.

Standby Generator

In times of electrical blackouts, be it from service outages, inclement weather, or a multitude of other reasons, standby generators can give you the power you need if other systems fail. This backup electrical system will automatically take over within seconds of power failure, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. Be prepared!

Service & Repairs

From general electrical repairs and upgrades to emergency services, the licensed and insured professionals of Rabe Hardware can do it all. Electrical systems in need of repair or upgrades can lead to serious, possibly dangerous situations and must be addressed promptly. You can count on our knowledge and experience to keep your electrical systems and equipment running smoothly and safely. Contact us today to learn more!

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Standby Generator Installation

Getting the most out of your standby generator starts with a quality product installed properly so it is ready to go if and when the time comes that it’s needed. The professionals of Rabe Hardware are knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of standby generators and are dedicated to ensuring your system is reliable. If there is ever a power outage, you can rest easy knowing that we have you covered!

Maintenance Plan

You did it! You invested in a standby generator and now your home is protected from unexpected power outages. But did you know that your generator requires regular maintenance just like a car requires an oil change? Routine maintenance and testing not only extends the life expectancy of your generator but also ensures it’s ready for operation. Protect your investment with membership in Rabe Hardware’s Generator Preventative Maintenance Program.

Manufacturer Information

Here at Rabe Hardware, we take our commitment to providing products and services that exceed your expectations seriously. As Eastern Iowa’s most trusted electrical company, we are intent on providing top quality products that we feel confident will serve you for many years. That is why we’ve chosen Kohler whole house generators. Kohler generators provide the reliability and performance to outlast any power outage.

To learn more, use our drop-down list to download brand literature or contact one of our friendly sales associates who would be happy to help answer any of your questions.

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Tax Credits

26% Federal Tax Credit | 11% Iowa State Tax Credit

Tax credits are for systems placed in service before 1/1/2023 and do not have to be installed at the taxpayer’s principal residence.

Flexible Financing

We offer flexible financing options to meet your needs and budget.

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Rebates & Special Offers

Make your HVAC upgrades even more affordable when you take advantage of seasonal promotions and product rebates.

3pt Promises

A Guarantee You Can Count On!

Providing a high level of customer service is at the core of everything we do here at Rabe Hardware and it starts with our 3 Point Promise, a company wide commitment to three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Reliability. Each one of these values define us as individuals and have become a company model that has built our reputation. If honesty, integrity and reliability are what you’re looking for – look no further.



This vicious storm passed through Iowa. Our house lost power. By the fourth day, every place I called had me looking at at least a week’s wait time for electricians to hook the meter back to the house. As I was sitting on our deck, I saw a Rabe Hardware truck drive by. Called them, and within an hour got a callback. They were just a few minutes away. Hours later, the job was done, and that night we had power again. Big shoutout to Rabe, I really appreciated the fast service.

Steven Perez

We would like to thank every person at Rabe Hardware for the pleasant and professional work we received in the installation of heating, plumbing, and electrical contracting. We constructed a new home in 2005, after visiting with Jake Rabe. We took his suggestion and installed a geothermal unit. It surpassed all expectations, both in comfort and operating cost. The help with electrical and plumbing installation was great. The products are quality, the staff is superb, and the service exceptional. It was a very good experience.

Denny & Wendy

My wife and I started investigating the potential for a house solar system in late April. Jake and Rabe Hardware was one of several providers that we contacted for consideration. By far, they were the most responsive of all the companies we considered. They came to the house, got us educated, and provided a quote before most others even got back to us.

The Rabe price was the most competitive and provided the best solution, with high-quality components. Their team had our system (30 panels) installed in 4 hours while working with/around our roofer, who was finishing the installation of a new metal roof! They submitted and completed all of the paperwork and we are off and running!

Please consider Rabe first if you want a reliable, cost-effective solar solution done right!

Scott Wagner

This is the first time I have used Rabe Hardware. Allen and Josh installed a gas insert fireplace in my home yesterday. I could not have been happier. They were professional, polite, and most importantly, knowledgeable. I was so impressed that I will use them exclusively in the future.

Word of mouth is the best advertising which is how I came to find out about Rabe Hardware and is why I am writing this review. I promise you will not be disappointed using them.

Steve Bagenstos

My wife and I moved to Shellsburg, Iowa, this past summer. The home we purchased had solar panels that we knew nothing about. One of Rabe Hardware’s representatives stopped by not long after we moved in, as our panels were offline. He had us up and running in no time at all. He got us set up with the online app and gave a quick and easy tutorial.

Then, just days later, we found ourselves in the same situation as many in our area due to Hurricane Derecho. Jake Rabe and his team responded before anyone else! They laid out what needed to be done and completed it with the same speed and excellence as before.I am so impressed with this company, from the owner to all his team members.

Walter Malone



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