So based on the feedback from the members of this forum I decided to pull my own wire, and do most of the electrical myself. A little reading, youtubing and researching went a long way; as did asking acquaintances that have electrical contractor backgrounds. I only ended up with 6 circuits between all the lighting and outlets, so it was pretty easy to manage as a first timer. Even put together a crude circuit/wiring diagram on a piece of rigid insulation for reference.
Also, in order to finish framing and rough electrical, I made a temporary/movable stand to equip all the tel/data equipment. I basically just made a frame and relocated the plywood that was once mounted directly to the concrete foundation wall. Now I can move this equipment and keep it all connected as I work in this area. It's already come in handy for relocating during framing, communications rough-in, and also we had to have a pressure reducing valve installed on the house water service (unrelated to this build). Turns out the pressure off the street was >160 psi, and the plumber failed to install one when the house was built. But I digress. Here's a shot of the movable stand for reference.
So rough wiring done. The only thing I've subbed out so far was the install and connection of the basement electrical sub-panel. I worked out a trade with my friend's brother for the labor, so technically I still haven't paid to sub anything out yet. Took him 2 hours to install panel, run 4(#4) cabling, install the 100 amp breaker in the main panel and terminate all the circuits in the new board...oh and relocated a receptacle that was previously on the left side of the main board. Not bad. Probably overkill, but meh.