With the concrete portion of the foundation upgrade wrapping-up, I solicited rough framing bids from three contractors:
Richard Schneider Construction (P.O. Box 3931 San Rafael, CA). Richard came highly recommended by friends of ours.
Chris Clark Construction (20 Estrella Way, Novato, CA 415-898-5408). Chris was recommended by David Hoffmire, my foundation guy. When he came and visited the property I got the sense that he was a no-nonscense kind of guy.
Janish didn't bid, so I had two bids, and I was comfortable with both guys. Chris Clark Construction , and the other from Richard Schneider Construction Chris' bid was ____ but had some excludes that would add up. Rich's bid was a few thousand higher, but included demo. It took some analysis, but it seemed that Chris' bid was better.