Discussion in 'Industry News, Training & Organizations' started by Jim McClain, Sep 12, 2014.
Congrats on post #4,000, Kyle. :thumbsup:
Depends on the size of the job but I simply add hours to collect the materials over and above costing the installation. I always quote jobs "lump sum" and will not break out my prices for someone to shop me.
Looks like I missed the deadline to fill out survey, had a little problem with my iPhone finding air printer, then printed didn't have time to fill it out, real busy!
Install prices can be very questionable. I have come to the conclusion a hrly. prep charge needs to be added to all carpet jobs and a min. of two hrs. applied to hard surface. To often I see one thinks there ready but...Less than half will clean a floor. Staples. Doors and other misc. stuff that is not taken accounted for. ALL COSTS ME TIME AND MONEY AND ITS TIME TO TAKE ACTION. How do others account for there time?
About 85% of our work is hard bid I do how every toss in a few hours for stuff like working around other trades junk that's in the way and such.
But if it becomes to much I get with the GC for a talk on how to make this work better for me and him.
We let them think they prepped floor then charge to prep the floor, once they see how a floor is properly prepared it's unquestionable what we charge.