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Old 02-07-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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"I can't afford to hire a General Contractor" for my project....


how much can I expect to pay per hour for a sub contractor? My bath remodel needs a carpenter,plumber,electrician,and drywall taper.

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Old 02-07-2008, 02:51 PM   #2
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Depends where you live. Also depends on the trade. Why don't you bid the job, not the time and materials scenario? There is a lack of details in the post that makes it hard to answer.
Who's buying the materials? Permits being pulled? How old is the house? The cost of the job isn't simply labor rates.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:06 PM   #3
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I'm in north east ohio,I will pay for permits,material,and get material on job site.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:17 PM   #4
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You don't want subs, you want employees.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:18 PM   #5
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I'm in north east ohio,I will pay for permits,material,and get material on job site.
9 times out of ten, its cheaper to hire a GC or a company that does bathrooms. We run into people GC'ing their own projects all the time and they almost always end up getting screwed over by extras and unforeseens that subs need to charge extra for, that the GC would have taken into account.

We just did some work for a guy doing an addition himself, and he spent thousands more doing it himself than it would have been had he simply hired us to do everything. Not to mention the lack of coordination and responsibility amongst subs
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:30 PM   #6
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I see adds in local paper for these services from self employed guys,and figured I'd give them a shot.I just don't know what a fair pay rate is
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:31 PM   #7
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I gotta think these guys need the work
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John grab your ankels tight and hold on is the best advise I can give, PKHI hit it on the head.
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I gotta think these guys need the work
Most of those people tend to be a little lacking. Theres a reason why they are in need of the work. Anyone legit is going to need at a minimum $40, $50 + per hour. Electricians plumbers you can double that number.
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Johnrem, the guys that you would WANT to work for you do not need the work. The hacks and drunks need the type of work you are talking about.
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:58 PM   #11
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I see adds in local paper for these services from self employed guys,and figured I'd give them a shot.I just don't know what a fair pay rate is
If you are referring to hiring unskilled labor that is advertising that they will do remodeling work for cheap....then, all I can say is please reconsider it.
Realize that hiring the cheapest workers that you can find, usually will cost you even more, when you have to hire the properly skilled and qualified people to tear it all out and fix it.
There's a Canadian TV series that highlights the handy work of such hacks.

Many people make the erroneous assumption that if they supply all the materials, that it will take 75% off the overall costs. The reality is that labor costs are the majority of any project. In addition, busy and successful contractors get discounts on their material purchases that the average home owners cannot obtain.

Unfortunately, when someone dangles the carrot (in front of the horse) that they are supplying all the materials for the job, the workers you most often attract, are the ones that don't have/can't get the the money to purchase the materials, can't get the credit to, can't show their face in a supply house, etc... (the "cream of society")...

Buyer beware....shopper beware.....
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:30 PM   #12
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well no, I'm not looking for the cheapest.just what is fair for someone who is professional and will do a good job.Looks like 40 to 50 bucks per hour is the number for someone to show up and strap on the tools.
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The "title" of the original post ..... is erroneous....
...It should read: "I can't afford to hire a General Contractor" for my project....
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The "title" of the original post ..... is erroneous....
...It should read: "I can't afford to hire a General Contractor" for my project....
I think someone needs to follow up with "you cant afford not to hire a general contractor"
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The "title" of the original post ..... is erroneous....
...It should read: "I can't afford to hire a General Contractor" for my project....

I changed the title.

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