In most instances the negotiated general contract is the better option for most clients. Staalsen completes most projects as a negotiated general contract.
Here is how it works:
Staalsen agrees to a fee up front, and competitively bids all the subcontracts obtaining 3 to 5 bids in each work or trade category. Staalsen then provides the client and architect with an “Open Spread Sheet” of received bids.