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Old 05-07-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
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How Do You Make Your Money?


Do you make money on contract work? Unit price or lump sum?

Do you work by the hour and make money? Charge for equipment transportation? Charge for travel time for your men? Charge for small tools?

We do most of our work on a lump sum contract. But people are always asking me for LF, SF, SY, etc. prices. Because we almost never do 2 jobs the same in a year I don't feel I want to work up those prices.

Do you who do unit pricing have minimums on quantity when you give the price?

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Old 05-07-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
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Do you make money on contract work? typically
Unit price or lump sum? both

Do you work by the hour and make money? we do, but prefer unit pricing or lump sum contracts.
Charge for equipment transportation? on 1 day long jobs, yes, otherwise blend mobe into our lump sum
Charge for travel time for your men? on hourly/repair work, yes
Charge for small tools? just for consumeables...like diamond blades, drill bits, etc.

We do most of our work on a lump sum contract. But people are always asking me for LF, SF, SY, etc. prices. Because we almost never do 2 jobs the same in a year I don't feel I want to work up those prices.

Do you who do unit pricing have minimums on quantity when you give the price? definitely. basement excavations carry a 4' deep min. we typically want/get jobs that we're at least spending 2-3 days on. most times it's at least 2 wks

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Do you make money on contract work? Unit price or lump sum?
-- We do both. For house work, we work on T & M, except weharge by the foot for utilities and footer drains. For site development, we work on lump sum.


Do you work by the hour and make money? Charge for equipment transportation? Charge for travel time for your men? Charge for small tools?
--We always charge for mobilization. For site development jobs, I figure in daily travel time.

We do most of our work on a lump sum contract. But people are always asking me for LF, SF, SY, etc. prices. Because we almost never do 2 jobs the same in a year I don't feel I want to work up those prices.



Do you who do unit pricing have minimums on quantity when you give the price?
--No minimum on unit pricing, but we do have a $400 minimum job.
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