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Old 02-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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In Tennessee what is the normal contracter fee?

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Depends on what you need him for.

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Old 02-10-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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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.
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That is an odd question--fee for what service?
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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...
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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.
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He said he pays the laborer out of his wage also.
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You guys don't do that?

Big job--need extra hands---and do it out of your own pocket for grins?
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One million dollars.
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Flat rate of $200.00 and one 1 quart mason jar of "shine" pr sq. ft?

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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.

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One million dollars.
One hundred Million...

Billion...

Kazillion ....

Zazillion...

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One hundred Million...

Billion...

Kazillion ....

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Kinda high, I think.
Oh. So is your bid.
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It depends on the service man.

Each individual service can be priced differently.

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