Hey Jay. Keep talking to people and try to make contacts with the crews that you will need and hire them directly. Hiring a GC will cost you a ton. I built my garage back in '05, so who knows what happened to the guys I hired. It's too bad because most of them were real good and cheap. I literally paid half of what I was quoted by several GC's. Once you get a line on the crews, get a quote as to how many hours and find out what each person makes an hour. Offer cash. I did the insulation, electrical, doors, windows, paint, and floor coating myself. I do still know a great stucco contractor.