so, we are finally getting around to installing some light fixtures in rooms that don't have them. two rooms would get brand new ceiling fixtures and existing switches that currently power outlets would be switched to them. another room would have an existing recessed light swapped out for a new regular fixture.
plus two small repairs: bathroom exhaust fan that takes forever to turn on and a hood light that seems to have a loose connection.
one electrician gave me a rough estimate of about $950 for all of the above (excluding cost of fixtures).
another says that it's all a matter of time and materials and it's hard for them to give me an estimate as they have no idea what they will encounter in the attic while running wire to the ceiling fixtures. they did say that their rate is $95/hr for the first hour and $85/hr after that.
so assuming that both have similar hourly rates that would seem to suggest 10 hours for one person or more likely 5 hours for two people to get near that $950 figure. does that seem right? seems kind of high to me but i've no idea how long it takes to run wire and rewire switches. any feedback appreciated.