Hi! I’m about to go down the road of having about 40 different fixture types placed on my property. Independent of my real question, there’s probably a few requirements I would say that are maybe outside of a typical install. Longer wire runs to go around/through beds etc. Desire for centralized wired or wifi based switching One run that will need to go underneath 9 feet of driveway (there is an existing crack I am OK with cutting and I will have sealed separately as not part of this project. Now comes my real trepidation with the project. I understand 1 inside transformer, different exit points from the house and the need to dig in certain areas to make the wires disappear. My problem is that the contractor is refusing VOLT products. The math I have is showing around a 50% markup on non-volt fixtures. In a project of this size, that’s over $1900 extra Im paying because of a supplier relationship. I totally get it - I am in a service tech business where I can sell products to my clients (via BIG channel partners) but I have found that the support and maintenance I will make off the lifetime of the hardware is more than enough to just have the customer buy the equipment themselves. I totally get that there are pro grade products that seasoned pros only want to install and I really appreciate that commitment to quality - I guess my question is - if i am willing to sign off liability and manage any/all manufacturers defects myself - why wouldn’t you let me purchase the equipment and you provide the design and installation services? In my opinion that’s the true value add. Making money from the purchase of the equipment from the supply house is creating a bubble of opportunity for pros who don’t care what kind of equipment they work with.