for what you do
just curios what others get for say, bricklaying, how much an hour?
what about installing windows
Those who actually finish their jobs are usually able to tell people what
they charge if that makes sense.
you got to give a lot just to get what you need sometimes ya'll
Something doesn't make much sense.
Your header asks for SF
Your content asks about per hour
R S Means already has all these answers, but you really need to be
fairly knowledgeable of the construction process to make good use
It really doesn't make sense to ask about 4 or 5 trades unless you
are working as a general handyman, fixit man. If this is your
question, you would not price different trades differently, they
would all fall into a per hour structure that fit your life goals
There are far too many variables to give you any kind of answer
posed the way it is. The mobilization and mechanization costs to
lay up or patch 30 broken bricks is far different than laying 30,
000 brick. Ground level is far different than multi story.
Geography and demographics have much to do with labor pricing.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
Im a small general contractor. Just trying to get an idea of what others get
Rico makes a good point, for example, he gets "7 per unit" that's not bad!
haha, a unit is probably a home, and 7 is 700 thousand.
but he knows what he charges. I don't know what I charge.
Somebody asks me I always tell them, Ill call them, or get them an estimate.
around here, a home builder gets about $125 per sf for a house up to $300
per sf for a log home
a drywall contractor gets about $25.00 per sheet
electricians get $75.00 for first outlet, then $25.00 for ea outlet
afterwards, overhead light box $75.00
oh sure, demographics would have a direct impact on these numbers.
*I always use a contract, I always get money down - usually 50%, I get as
much as I can.
"get your money man"
I had a customer write me a bad check! (this just happened).
At this point I'm calling them on the balance, or I am done.
Probably something on the order of plus or minus two HUNDRED percent.
In other words, Tony, whether you realize it or not, you're asking a
silly question. Contractor prices 20 miles from here can be 30
percent lower than where I am. Five miles from where I am they can be
50 percent higher.
Construction, like real estate, is all about location. Hie thee to a
library and check out the estimating books that are adjusted for
location. That's your starting point - assuming you do average work
and have average business practices.
I think I'm just trying to figure out what caliber of
contractor/tradesmen/women are here
and do you honestly get market or near market value for your services.
For example, I got a woman who wants me to build her a med. storage shed but
I don't even want to go over there.
It's hot out. but I would for a small fee. how many would run over there and
try to talk her into a job?
that used to be me, but screw'em now! they can smooch my ankle... everybody
wants that pound of flesh.
Im sure some of these nice folk would put a small deck on my house for an
ice cold 12 pack
and enough cash to get thier own bag
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