@bpqd - Wow, you obviously have everything figured out. So smart in so many ways. Maybe you should be mayor, since you are in touch with every conspiracy theory related to deep seated issues of politics.
Nevermind the fact that you're willing to work for 75 percent less than the going rate for the expertise you claim to have. God knows I'd love to build a top notch house with a contractor that claims they can undercut everyone else in the market with promises of crazy low prices, but no portfolio to back anything up with similar projects... I would have a problem with that.
I don't agree with the price of this contract. I really believe that it could be done cheaper, but this discussion is downright ignorant and to insinuate that the City of Chattanooga website is doable for $14,000 is unrealistic and anyone who says otherwise is a hack.