Posted by HR on February 03, 2002 at 09:40:58:
You are absolutely right that the cost depends on the scope of work. Given the minute detail you have provided, however, I would say you overpaid and let the job drag, too. Time is money. Again, the licensed guys I use, filing permits, swarming the thing with 8 guys would get this whole thing done (fishing wires, moving service, upgrading from fuses to breakers, new switches and outlets, etc) in 3 days, max. It’s only a 800 sf house!
Since we don’t know all the details, the bottom line remains: double check your figures, get multiple bids, and find electricians who work primarily for contractors.
$3500 and two weeks? Never in my market. At least, not with the right guys.