How much is the permit from city hall? Find out if that is in the mix. Most of the cost is labor. It cost me $190 to replace a main valve shut off for my house, which was $15 for call, and the rest labor. Part I had bought out of my pocket. That tells you why stuff is expensive. $2400 is way too much, $800 is way too small. Always get min. three bids, maybe six at the most, throw out lowest & highest bids, look at the middle. Also look in the detail estimate, what are they doing (pulling permits, cleaning up, fixing damage on structure, etc.).
I am able to pull my own electric as a homeowner where I live, and do not need a permit because of that. Worst case is that you do this stuff with planning, that even means if you have to draw it out on paper, or walk through the process, so you see it in your mind before attaching the project, do so. Unless there has been a unit in the attic, let the installer pull it, but find out first where they want the drops located, so all they have to do is the finish work if you still want to help out.