Today we sent out packages to four different contractors to start the bid process. I used Service Magic to get matched up to contractors that could do this sort of work.
We need to get this going as the contractor will be pulling the permits.
This blog documents the process I went through to remodel my 1957 Ranch-style house into a 2006 Craftsman-style house. Over 2000 pictures document the transformation on http://CraftsmanRemodel.com