I just purchased my first condo, built in 1970, which Im currently in the process of renovating. Im at the point where I need to find an electrician for a list of maintenance and upgrades I'd like to have done. I've had a couple offer to do side work, but the HOA mandates they be licensed and insured (which I'd prefer anyhow!). I don't have a large budget, but I'm not 'cheap', I won't cut corners to save a buck. Here's the electrical list: Inspect breaker box, replace if needed (1970 Square D box). Replace bathroom exhaust fan. Access to attic crawl space. Install 7 can lights (kitchen, living room, and hall). Access to attic crawl space. Wire office outlets to their own breaker, if needed. Install power outlet in closet next to TV. Separate breaker, if needed. Relocate bedroom power outlet for TV (raise 5 feet, same stud). Relocate living room power outlet for TV (raise 5 feet, same stud). Install new power outlet in bedroom closet. Install new power outlet in office closet. Here's the low voltage list: Relocate coax panel to closet next to TV Install HDMI panel in closet next to TV Install HDMI panel behind TV My Questions I've heard the markup on electrical materials is very high, and that I should provide my own. Is this a good idea? Will this piss off my contractor? Are there specific things I should provide, and things I should let him provide? Since there's quite a bit of work here, I should be able to have the work performed under contract rather than T&M, right? I'd really prefer they stick with the quote, and it seems this is the way to go. Any advice here? Do most electricians charge for travel time? If so, I should factor their location into my selection process, right? Should I hire a separate low voltage guy, or have the electrician do the work? I'm pretty handy, and I have free time I could use to help, if it'd make the job cheaper. Is this an option? Do you have any sort of ballpark as to what I should expect to pay for this? Thanks in advance!