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Old 06-26-2006, 10:06 PM   #1
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Pricing On Drywall Per Square Foot In Texas


My husband does drywall for one builder and charges .90 cents per square foot. Isn't that kind of low? I was wondering if anyone could give me some insight on this subject. He is thinking about seeking more builders and I think he should charge atleast $1.25.
Thx, Erika from TX
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Old 06-26-2006, 10:34 PM   #2
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what market are you in? I just sub 8350 Sq. ft @ .55 hanged & taped in NYC.

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Old 06-26-2006, 11:07 PM   #3
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My husband does drywall for one builder and charges .90 cents per square foot. Isn't that kind of low? I was wondering if anyone could give me some insight on this subject. He is thinking about seeking more builders and I think he should charge atleast $1.25.
Thx, Erika from TX
likes is this labor and materials? finished to what level?
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:27 AM   #4
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I know that you asked about Texas, but.. In NC, I pay .72 per board sf to

1.) Supply drywall, mud, tape, corner bead, screws, nails, etc...
2.) Finish to paint ready.
3.) Clean-up and remove all drywall debris.
4.) Provide one point-up.
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I'm sure it's a labor and material price we're talking about here. The truth is you charge what YOUR market will allow. You also need to see what type of profit margin you are making. Drywall like many other installed items varies greatly in cost due to many factors. I'm sure we'll get post's on here with pricing that varies as much as a dollar per square foot. In my area I'm getting roughly $1.25 but my 1/2" drywall is at .425 per sq ft and 5/8" is at .455 per sf. 90 cents sounds kinda inexpensive but like I said it depends on what your market will allow. I know areas of the country where .85, and .80 are the going rates. I do freelance estimating of steel studs and drywall for clients all over the US and it always amazes me the variety of markets. You can always try to increase it a little at a time and who knows you might land work at the same rate, or the well might go dry and you have to re-tool your pricing. The place to start however is to figure out what kind of bottom line you are making. 20% is a good starting place and kind of an industry standard.
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Not only does it change nationally but locally as well, on the west side of town here drywall(labor, materials) is going for about $1.15, but all the other parts of town are still around $0.91 per board foot.
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What part of Tejas?
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It depends how much you are paying for your board. I'm sure you are like everyone else and you are getting hit with a price increase of around 10% and it's expected to hit around mid July. We are currently buying board for $325/1000 sf but we will be paying 10% more in the next 3 weeks. Our labor prices, and we subcontract as well as do the work in-house. We markup our materials 25%, plus delivery and stocking fee. Our labor prices are, on average and depending on the house, hanging at $.20 to $.22, tape & finish at $.22 to .24, sanding and texture ranges from $.12 to .14. This price includes cleaning the floors. For scaping the leftover materials, we charge .02 to .04. Our prices then range from $.88 to $.97. Now it depends who you are doing the work for, is it a new home builder, a residential customer or a commercial customer. A residential customer, from our experience, will easily pay the higher number. For most of our new home builders that we work with, we are lucky to get $.43 to .47 per square foot and they want to supply the board. Commercial customers are very hot and cold, some are not very connected into the industry and will pay your higher prices, and others have several bids that are too low and you cannot make any money at the job. Hope this helps.
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what market are you in? I just sub 8350 Sq. ft @ .55 hanged & taped in NYC.
Lets see now 17 years ago i used to charge 45 or 50 cents a square ft to finish the interior drywall tape bed and texture! Thats 17 years ago !
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Well right now i am charging .60-.70 cents a sq ft to hang and finish. and the builders are eating it up.
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That i would not doubt some things in life are hard to figure out !
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I would like to know if this is the right price for this time of crises or should I lower it
please I need suggestions
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