I'm starting to get going on getting a garage built at my house. I have been working with someone who is drawing up the plans for me. Now I am in the process of getting some bids. I got the first one back to me last night and I was pretty shocked by the total cost. This will be a single story, detatched, 2 car garage with a small workshop. The total square footage is about 772. Not what I would consider to be very big. There will be 2 oversized rollup doors, 2 man doors, 3 windows and a couple of skylights. The bid that came in last night was $48,500 /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif/forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif/forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif/forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif This was for everything (including all the finish work) except the electrical. Does this sound right? I have heard that the cost of lumber and concrete is up, but that still seems very high. Would it be cheaper (and, if so, approximately how much) to act as my own general contractor? Is stucco cheaper than siding? Any and all advice/tips welcome!