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Old 08-20-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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I am a handy man and have had a run of trim paint jobs, I think I am underbidding and would like some advice on this,
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:12 PM   #2
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Raise your price.

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Old 08-20-2008, 11:30 PM   #3
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Are you above 40' ?
Chicken ladders?
Step work?
Stripping?
That is where the coin lies .

Price yourself out of it. if your used to making $75.00 a day , raise it to lets say $80.00.
I know I cant compete with you. If I know those handy hoovers, they're always leaving coin on the table.

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Old 08-21-2008, 12:04 AM   #4
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Are you a handyman or a GC?
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in texas with framing and cornish people will do it for 3.00 a foot. What do yall think about that? Just laber
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I am a General Contractor but work as a handy man, I am bidding my jobs on the time it takes me to do the work but totally underestimate my self, I repair every flaw on the house and scrape and paint then prime and 2 coat every thing, Just residential homes no commercial. I would appreciate maybe a formula to bid with or a set price per foot, I dont think I am taking work from painting contractors as I am picking up the work that is difficult to do and very time consuming. Thanks for any info.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:09 PM   #6
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Examine how long it takes you to do something and then divide by the sqare footage to get a production rate and then assign your hourly rate. And then when that's done - take yourself to get your head examined - there ain't no money in this trade!
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examine how long it takes you to do something and then divide by the sqare footage to get a production rate and then assign your hourly rate. And then when that's done - take yourself to get your head examined - there ain't no money in this trade!

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