I understand the balance between safety, peace of mind and the bottom dollar. If I do not feel comfortable with a particular facet of the scope of work, I will not bluff my way through for the sake of getting a job and then not be able to complete it in a professional and timely manner. I am happy to find or refer specific trades to complete a portion of the work that I may not have the skill set for. For example if I am removing a load bearing wall in the basement I will involve a good engineer that is reasonable, registered and professional. Also you may want to paint yourself to cut costs, or you might want to tear out your old basement and remove everything to the dump to reduce costs. I am flexible and in most cases we can work something out.