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Old 04-19-2009, 10:55 AM   #1
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I am a newly licensed contractor. I am looking for information on rates and percentages you charge. I am starting a really small project. It just a customer that needs a window pane replaced. He is giving me the bid. I want to add my percentage on it, for drive time and scheduling. Is there a set percentage a contractor charges for his services? I don't want to be too high or too low for his services
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:11 AM   #4
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Two - fiddy where I'm at. Rates are lower.
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I don't want to be too high or too low for his services
Who cares about him.. You don't want to be too low for your services.

Figure out what you need to do to cover the costs of actually doing the job. That would make the best sense, right?
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I am a newly licensed contractor. I am looking for information on rates and percentages you charge. I am starting a really small project. It just a customer that needs a window pane replaced. He is giving me the bid. I want to add my percentage on it, for drive time and scheduling. Is there a set percentage a contractor charges for his services? I don't want to be too high or too low for his services
I charge 100%....But I give 110%.So it's..you know,a win/win sitch...
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You are going to sub this out?
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I would:

step 1.(hours you think it will take) X (what you need to make per hour) = your labor-only rate.

step 2.(actual material cost) X (50% material mark-up (at least) or $ amount flat price for picking up materials) = client material cost.

step 3.(add steps 1 & 2) X (% for OH & P ) = final charge to client.

Hope this was helpful. Good luck.
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Do it for "free" and claim it as a loss. Hope there aren't any IRS police out there?

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