- Nov 21, 2008
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I guess that's my point. If it was me the analysis would be: if I hire the GC, will it mean I can't afford my dream house, so I would need to compromise. If yes, would that compromise be something I could live with: either not finishing everything at once or giving up a feature/finish/size? Will the inevitable delays in construction cost me something, and how does that estimated cost compare to the cost of the GC. Etc.We are building using ICF (insulated concrete forms), so its pretty important that we get someone good for that. There are also a shit load of windows, but I would hire subs for everything and just cut out the GC and his cost + 15% pricing. I absolutely think I could do it, but our "dream home" might not be the one to try it on...