By Gene and Katie Hamilton
A contractor who specializes in remodeling, renovation or room additions is a good choice for this job because they regularly do demolition as part of their work. Another option is to find a "Demolition Contractor" which you'll find listed in the Yellow Pages. Avoid those services that specialize in large commercial jobs because they will not be interested in a small homeowner job. Online you can find a contractor using a contractor referral service or by typing "renovation contractor (in your city)" in a search engine like Bing, Google or Yahoo.
When discussing the demolition work for your project, make sure it is clear if you or the contractor is responsible for removal of the debris and who is paying for the hauling service and landfill fees, if required. Make sure they're bonded and have insurance so you are not responsible for any injury that may occur on your property.