framing cost question
Can't much help you. There are too many factors and variables that will affect costs.
This includes the site conditions, material costs, labor costs, and overhead expenses such as; fuel, various insurances, licensing, permits, equipment, annual business costs, OSHA safety compliance, EPA-RRP Lead compliance, other hazardeous compliance, debris disposal cost, tenting of areas and clean-ups, logistics, if painting is included, if interior work is included and it is finished space with people living in it, etc, etc, etc....
FWIW: My take is ----- That I personally don't give a rats behind, what people "think things should cost" (high, or low), or what some " inexperienced Hack with no insurance or license" is bidding at, for the same type of project. My prices are based on experience. They are fair, correct, and par for the industry. I know this beyond any shadow of a doubt.
This may not be what you wanted to hear, but in conclusion, if you don't have enough experience, understanding of budgets/expenses/costs, or confidence in your pricing, then maybe you should not be out bidding professionally on work.
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