Ok, so my husband and I are buying property to build our dream barn! It is a 100x200 building with 15 12x12 stalls, a tack room, feed room, wash rack, 78x160 indoor arena, 40x68 shop, with an upstairs 40x68 apartment with a balcony/deck. I got my first quote of $230,000 excluding the electric, plumbing, and drywall. Then I post an ad on Craigslist just saying I was looking for contractors and/or Amish to quote my building. Someone named Kelly, at green structures, or living structures, or living green structures (I have heard all 3!), texts me saying he/she has a crew and can build what I am looking for. Sent her my plans and she quotes me $45,000 for materials, $20,000 for labor. That's $65,000 plumbing, electric, and drywall INCLUDED! I was very doubtful, so I asked for references. He/she tells me they built the Texas Roadhouse here in town, and that they have worked on many barns and even airplane hangers. So then she gives me a phone number for someone locally that they did a barn remodel for, I called him and he was very nice, said that they worked good hard and quick, and that he highly recommends them.
Now, my big thing is 1. I have met a lot of "shady" people on Craigslist, and have learned not to believe anything that sounds too good to be true! They did tell me that final pricing depends on the exact area and city you build in, so the $65,000 was a rough estimate. But still, should I run for the hills, does this sound AT ALL possible?!
Thanks in advance guys!