The estimate for Framing was in the Contractor's estimate. At $15 per square foot, it is high but the builder is in demand and gets his price. I could have gotten a builder to do it for $12 per foot but I went with the builder that is in demand.
I have yet to see a non-hispanic crew do any building in Louisiana other then the plumbers, AC and electricians.
Unlike most of Florida, home values in this town were up nearly 3% last year.