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Old 07-14-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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I need help.
I hung the rock in my 12 x 14 room...8' ceiling and taped most of it now my neighbors work for a construction company and turned me onto a guy that had the whole job done in 4 hours (no texturing).
What should he charge (approx) ?
He wants $715.00
I thought that 200 would be fair
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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sounds kinda high to me. how did he figure that price. maybe he took his normal price per sq ft. but you had most of it done didn't you? the 200 you think is fair is 50.00 and hour. id say nowadays that is pretty good pay for an hours work.

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Old 07-15-2011, 12:27 AM   #3
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Don't know how he figured the price. He was supposed to come over and discuss it yesterday but failed to show. I'm a little peeved...Think that he thinks I was born yesterday but since I've been on this earth over 50 years I've picked up a few things. I could of done it myself but had other things that had to be done so thought that I'd give him some work but not set up his retirement! just gives me some time to cool down i guess
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Yes had all of it done and 1/2 taped
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:35 PM   #5
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Does sound high. Don't know what the going rate is in your area, but you should have discussed price up front.....
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Maybe this guy sees issues with your work.
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Maybe this guy sees issues with your work.
Good point Bud. I've had to up my prices on simple jobs that were hacked up by home owners or previous contractors.
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Maybe this guy sees issues with your work.
That’s what I thought when I first read this post.

"Issues" may be a understatement.
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Hmmm...sounds like a good price to me.

If you want a pro to do it that is. If not get a hack for $300.00 or less and live with the consequences.
I live in CA. though and don't begrudge a man his living if he does a good job and I don't want to do it.

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I need help.
I hung the rock in my 12 x 14 room...8' ceiling and taped most of it now my neighbors work for a construction company and turned me onto a guy that had the whole job done in 4 hours (no texturing).
What should he charge (approx) ?
He wants $715.00
I thought that 200 would be fair
thanks
BTW - "No texturing" requires a better taping job than textured drywall.

Hard lesson learned, but it isn't very fair to agree to hire him and then refuse to pay him. Because you elected to remain ignorant about what the cost would be (you didn't talk about it before hand, did you?) you rolled the dice. This time you feel like you lost. Next time talk about price first.
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Didn't say I wasn't going to pay him but will pay him an honist pay for honest work. Found out he told his boss he was here for 9.5 hours so he double billed. dishonest...So I contacted the owner of the company this morning..were going to talk tomarrow
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I've done sheetrock work many times over the years so I've kinda got an Idea about how to do it...There weren't any issues with this room..nice and clean no screw issues and so forth. just ran out of time and had soooo many other things to do before family came into town
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People like you are a nightmare to work with. I put myself though college doing drywall work. God we used to crack up a the time from home owner attempts at drywall. It's actually allot more work to fix something than just let a pro do it.

$200 is ridiculous
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I to have done (And do) this work. Please done judge someone when you don't know them. Besides...My God is my Judge who's is yours?
God Bless all of the ones here that have listened and tried to help.
The OWNER of the company is seeing it my way.
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Ummm, there is neither a "god" nor a DIY homeowner that can sheet rock like a pro.

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