Of course, a large-scale project comes with a matching price tag. He's e-mailing a quote sometime tonight, but based on his hourly rate I really doubt we'll be able to afford him. He looked at our computers for about two hours today and couldn't get the printer/copier back online, so tomorrow I'm to look into getting replacement routers from AT&T in hopes that this will kick the network back into submission.
I knew the diagnosis for the main overhaul would not be good, but I hoped fixing the relatively small issue of getting the network running would be easy, that I'd overlooked something stupid and this IT man would swoop in and flip a switch and make it all run again. I guess life can't always be so simple.