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Old 05-09-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
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Considering starting a small handy man service and am doing research on the going rates for drywall and paint.

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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Considering starting a small handy man service and am doing research on the going rates for drywall and paint.
That's a tough one. All markets are different depending on your area.

This all I got--->Labor+Materials+Overhead+Profit= Cost

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Real tough time to go that route.

Drywall and painting are very tough markets all over. Labor prices are rock bottom. The guys able to continue making a living on it, have lots of experience and can belt-out the work very quickly and efficiently, have low overhead, have an established clientele, and low, low prices.

That is not going to be the case for anyone = just starting out.

Pricing example: I'm paying hangers less money (per board) than what I was being paid, when I was hanging it for myself in the 1980's.
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I pay more now for insurance, taxes, and get paid less to do the work. I am glad I am deversified.
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