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Old 06-29-2015, 01:33 PM   #1
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Hope someone can give me some advice,...i'm trying to give a restoration company a bid to hang,t/f,And texture about 80 4by12's .How would i price it?,by sheet or by s/f and i dont want to bid to low.It is a Insurance claim in houston tx, They provide material. The home had flooded,..Thanks for any advice
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:23 PM   #2
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Are you a contractor?
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Yes i am, i havent done many like these, mainly new and remodeling and they tell me insurance claims are more profitable.
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:57 PM   #4
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How would i price it?
Time X (hourly rate) + profit - costs

If you're doing this for a restoration company, be advised they also probably do this in-house, or have standard subs they use. So your price will be used to either beat on their subs or let you do it if your substantially below everyone else.

It's more likely a lose lose for you than a good paying gig
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Thanks for your advise, they do have subs but at the moment theirs alot of work out here in houston, their is not enough manpower just for new contsruction,so i'm going to go with a med to high bid and see how it goes
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Ask a reputable drywall contractor for an estimate. Add 20% and hire that contractor if you win the bid.
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One thing that bothers me is "they furnish the materials." Usually with these companies is if you go over the estimate (very, very easy to do) as they estimate it down to how many screws to use. And if you go over the estimate for price or materials YOU have to eat it. So be very careful about your bid.
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whats your local drywall sq.ft. price? thats about what i charge in labor to hang and mud it. 2x material cost if i have to supply the goods, and sometimes with a delivery charge, etc.
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Thanks for the input, very helpful.
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If it's an insurance job you can try asking the customer if you can see the insurance company adjuster's paperwork which will show how much they think it should cost. If the restoration company is acting as an intermediate in your case that might not work.
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I didnt give them an estimate,instead I asked for The budget on the job,And they asked me to give them a material list And they would tell me what The budget for labor is....i'll see if theirs enough to make a dollar if not i wont take on it.
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