As much as you can get. The fact that you're being lied to and told you're a contractor means you're being ripped off. Move to LA, SF, Seattle, NY or Chicago and get away from black market underground economy.
Lots of good threads on this site, good luck on your renovations.Goggled Dry Wall Forum. We are a really small church smack dab in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, and we are converting a metal barn into a church. I am just an old (85) cowboy that knows "0" about dry Wall work! I am having a problem figurein out how to hang dry Wall on the ceiling. Hope I can find some help on this forum. Any help greatly appreciated 🤠