Thanks for the response, Stevie.
With regards to the quality, if the conversion site I am using promises 100% compliant code, I vet them and go with someone reputable, and I use high quality graphic work, what would be wrong with the site? I would never outsource to a client without knowing the quality work I am getting them.
I am by the way not against cleaning up code as necessary, but I feel that outsourcing markup in this way, especially to a reputable company, is extremely efficient.
Thanks again for your insights. I am trying to find a way to do this without sacrificing quality, and advice is extremely helpful.