DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   General DIY Discussions (http://www.diychatroom.com/f2/)
-   -   contracter fee (http://www.diychatroom.com/f2/contracter-fee-133259/)

bonnie anderson 02-10-2012 02:13 PM

contracter fee
 
In Tennessee what is the normal contracter fee?

titanoman 02-10-2012 02:37 PM

Depends on what you need him for.

Nailbags 02-10-2012 02:42 PM

Well I charged 35 dollars per hour plus Materials. And then if I have to hire a helper I paid them out of my wage.

oh'mike 02-10-2012 03:52 PM

That is an odd question--fee for what service?

robertcdf 02-10-2012 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nailbags (Post 849722)
Well I charged 35 dollars per hour plus Materials. And then if I have to hire a helper I paid them out of my wage.

How much did you make after taxes, licensing, insurance, workers comp, fuel, tool repair/wear and tear, office supplies, truck payment, truck maintenance, etc? probably around $12 an hour...

oh'mike 02-10-2012 03:57 PM

His nick says west coast----my guess is this was in the early 1970s when $35 an hour was a good amount to cover overhead and still make payroll.

titanoman 02-10-2012 04:40 PM

He said he pays the laborer out of his wage also.

ben's plumbing 02-10-2012 04:59 PM

Thanks

oh'mike 02-10-2012 05:22 PM

You guys don't do that?

Big job--need extra hands---and do it out of your own pocket for grins?

WillK 02-10-2012 08:57 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by bonnie anderson (Post 849698)
In Tennessee what is the normal contracter fee?

One million dollars. :whistling2:

AndyGump 02-10-2012 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bonnie anderson (Post 849698)
In Tennessee what is the normal contracter fee?

Flat rate of $200.00 and one 1 quart mason jar of "shine" pr sq. ft?

Do I win a prize?

Andy.

canoes 02-11-2012 05:27 PM

I'm in NW GA and bought a fixer upper 4 years ago. Have had lots of work done with mixed success. This was a booming area of building for a while but the market is severely depressed now and I think some of workers are willing to do things they really don't know how to do because they need work, so be careful.

I've paid 20-40/hour but have learned to get bids for the jobs since hourly workers aren't always the most efficient. When paying by hour, I always had to pay helpers extra. I'm a widow, only slightly knowledgeable about construction and was really fleeced by first guy I was paying by hour. I've found this site helpful so I know what to ask.

Be sure to use someone who is licensed and insured and verify with the insurance co and ck license . The first one lied about being insured and others have said they were contractors, but when I looked on Sec of state for license number, they weren't.

Tha National Assn of Remodelers (NARI) seems a good place to find them. I'm using one now to finish my basement and they are the most professional I've worked with and aren't that much higher..

I've found it's cheaper in the long run to pay a little more initially than pay to have it redone.

Good luck.

CoconutPete 02-13-2012 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WillK (Post 850036)
One million dollars. :whistling2:

One hundred Million...

Billion...

Kazillion ....

Zazillion...

YEN :thumbup:

titanoman 02-13-2012 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoconutPete

One hundred Million...

Billion...

Kazillion ....

Zazillion...

YEN :thumbup:

Kinda high, I think.
Oh. So is your bid.

diyjohn1234 02-15-2012 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bonnie anderson (Post 849698)
In Tennessee what is the normal contracter fee?

It depends on the service man.

Each individual service can be priced differently.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:43 AM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved