Contract said $7000-$10000 to replace K&T wiring and bring entire house to code. This cost is within what was to be expected based on several discussions with electricians.
Our contractor said he was a complainer on the job, smoked in the house and when we were on vacation he refused to let anyone in the house while he was working. My contractor was delayed by atleast 10 days because of this.
Two days before we were to move in, Ron cuts the power off and refuses to answer his phone. The hydro company would not turn it back on, only if the permit holder calls. We had to hire another electrician to pull a permit to finish the job so we could get our flooring laid and move in! Ron left an invoice in our house for $27,000! Within 1 week of receiving the invoice we got a letter from his lawyer, he had placed construction lien on our house! We believe that we will win if it goes to court but until then we have a lien on our property and have to pay lawyers fees.
Ron from Nortec is a thief and falsifies hours worked. His work is sub-par and he cuts corners everywhere. ESA is only interested in fire hazards but do not care about all the crappy finishes that are done. The homeowner on the other hand is interested in safety and appearances. Ron knows the exact minimum required to keep his license and get hired by unsuspecting victims.
Do not hire this person unless you want to get ripped off and have a lien placed on your property before you even have a chance to pay.