I just bought 2 fixers in a canyon lot in San Diego. I need to have major electrical & plumbing work done. I'm also gutting the kitchen & bathrooms in both houses and starting from scratch. I talked to a couple Contractors, but cannot afford their services. I am a facilities manager and have a bit of knowledge on this stuff. Does anyone out there see a major problem with me using people who do "side jobs" as opposed to paying the huge prices charged by Plumbing & Electrical companies? Thanks!