Our two home additions will be very different--adding a new master bathroom, and creating a covered patio with BBQ, water feature, and wet bar all set into a natural stone wall. Do we need bids from two kinds of contractors?
Randy N. ~ St. Petersburg, Florida
That is not necessary, a general contractor should be able to undertake a project with all of these different aspects. There are many different trades involved in this project, framing, electrical, plumbing, excavation, sheetrock, masonry, tile, painting, etc.
Don't let the variety of trades concern you. Most likely, any general contractor you hire will have some aspect of the project performed by a subcontractor. You should try to get bids from multiple general contractors and base your decision on a combination of price, experience, references and your working relationship with this person.
Working with one contractor who will oversee the entire project that you enjoy working with, is going to be much more pleasant, and stress free in the long run.