Contact several contractors. Get more than one estimate. If a contractor doesn't want to give you an estimate, they aren't that interested in your business. Forget about them.
There are many contractors eager to work with you. You should have a detailed estimate of the work to be done, the cost for any materials and a not-to-exceed price.
Tall Tree Electric is generally lower than most other licensed, bonded electrical contractors for several reasons.
We are a family-run business. I concentrate on the electrical aspect of the company. My wife manages the office and nicey-niceys the output. My oldest son provides labor as needed and my youngest son and his friend control the web space.
I do not charge as much as many of my competitors because I believe in the importance of psychic income. Money isn’t a be-all-end-all. There are benefits to having money, but it doesn’t bring contentment to the table. That is psychic income.
Having been unemployed and struggling at various times in this lifetime, I understand money doesn’t always fall from the sky and even necessities may be difficulty to obtain. I don’t want someone in danger because they feel they cannot afford a good electrician.