Gas cooktop + ventilation
Got a question that is probably stupid, but I'll risk it and ask it anyway.
We have a (natural) gas cooktop in an island. Would like to replace. Will require a new countertop for the island, because of different dimensions for the cooktop. Ideally, because the cooktop is in an island in the center of the kitchen, I would add a telescopic downdraft to the island. The current setup is a pretty poor quality gas cooktop with built-in ventilation.
So the question, in a nutshell: assuming the countertop gets prepped and installed with the proper cutout... who installs both the cooktop and the downdraft ventilation? I know when dealing with gas, the plumber should be the one to handle that - but would it make sense to have the plumber do the downdraft ventilation as well?
(I have no illusion that this is a DIY project... just trying to figure out how to do this is the most efficient way, professionally).