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sandyman720 10-01-2007 07:56 AM

Is this quote good?
 
I just got a quote to rock and tape my addition. They guy said $2000 for 35 boards.

9 ft ceilings. Cathedral (12 foot high point). I have 1 sliding patio door. 6 windows. Small powder room.

What do you all think?

JFD140 10-01-2007 05:04 PM

60 dollars a board ? wow

johnny331 10-01-2007 05:28 PM

The guy I'm using charges $.30/sqft hung, $.30sq/ft taped... union carpentar/drywaller doing weekend work on the side

JFD140 10-01-2007 08:47 PM

im a union apprentice, but the pay scale for a mechanic is 41 something an hour in take home pay. for an 8 hour day of hanging bored which depending on the person is between 40-80 boards a day totally screwed off 8 ft boards.

Theres about an hour of breaktime throughout the day. So thats like 300 dollars to hang 40+ boards... and i doubt anyone is going to do a better job then a union man who hangs 60 boards a day.

a guy in your house to do 35 boards taped and spackled should only cost you 500-1000 dollars.

robertcdf 10-01-2007 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JFD140 (Post 65798)
im a union apprentice, but the pay scale for a mechanic is 41 something an hour in take home pay. for an 8 hour day of hanging bored which depending on the person is between 40-80 boards a day totally screwed off 8 ft boards.

Theres about an hour of breaktime throughout the day. So thats like 300 dollars to hang 40+ boards... and i doubt anyone is going to do a better job then a union man who hangs 60 boards a day.

a guy in your house to do 35 boards taped and spackled should only cost you 500-1000 dollars.

The pay scale is not the only thing to consider with a company...

I pay one of my carps $11 an hour it COSTS ME $17 an hour for him to be around. This does not include company overhead this is just my DIRECT labor cost for 1 guy. Add to that company overhead that includes licenseing, insurace, paper, toner, office supplies, fuel, tools, etc, etc.

Understand were this is coming from. If this is a guy doing this on the weekend with no insurance or overhead then he is making good (and possibly illegal money) If this is a reputable company that will be there when you need warranty repairs done. Then this is a resonable price.

What do you want to do? Hire someone who is slightly better than an illegal imigrant? Or do you hire a real company that stands behind thier work and has insurance in case someone runs a screw through a water pipe and it bursts later while you are on vaction and ruins your addition and your brand new TV?

97catintenn 10-01-2007 10:22 PM

I like Robert's response. A company that stands behind their work goes a long way. They assume all the responsibly for the job.

The price that a contractor pays is going to be less than what a home owner pays. That's common knowledge. Your estimate maybe a couple hundred bucks high, but it's not enough to blow off the whole deal.


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