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Old 06-17-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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Hey all, I have just bid a basement finish job in central Jersey. Here is how she breaks down.
2160 sqft.
2x4 wood frame
r-13 insul
all elect to code
1/2 rock
Full bath. shower stall 50'' wall tile,w/ejection pump. roughly 60 sqft
30 sqft wetbar
sectioned off home theater room
3 zone utility room with storage closets
Home gym area w/ french doors
4 built in closets
60% hard ceiling, 40% 2x2 suspension
approx 32 6 in. recessed cans
trim/paint
no egress ...all materials must come thru home


I ask homeowner to purchase aside from estimate
all tile
mirror
bath fixtures
light trims and bulbs
carpeting
I charged him 17.00 sqft or 38,000.00
How do you guys feel I have done on this price?
Homeowner doesnt answer the phone anymore!!!!!
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:02 PM   #2
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Homeowner doesnt answer the phone anymore!!!!!
Then you lucked out because you were going to eat s**t on that job IMO. It probably shoulda been somewhere around twice that amount.

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Old 06-17-2008, 07:45 PM   #3
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I'm with the above poster- at $17/sf, you'd be better off working at Home Depot- you'd make more per hour.
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Uh...How long have you been doing this?

If you have stepped foot into a basement before, the first thing you learn is that you throw SF pricing out the friggin awning window.

Bob, I'm getting aggravated again. I was OK for a while, but it's getting the best of me.
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There is a company doing basements for $ 9,999.99 for 1000 sq ft with all the goodies. Look it up, I do it for $ 39.00 a sq ft no floors, what is up with people who don't know what to charge for their services I have come against this company a fee times and saw the results. We are all done folks, the Usa is a done deal, The people who blew us up now have rights and Obama says we will take our enemies to court, that will work.

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Hey all, I have just bid a basement finish job in central Jersey. Here is how she breaks down.
2160 sqft.
2x4 wood frame
r-13 insul
all elect to code
1/2 rock
Full bath. shower stall 50'' wall tile,w/ejection pump. roughly 60 sqft
30 sqft wetbar
sectioned off home theater room
3 zone utility room with storage closets
Home gym area w/ french doors
4 built in closets
60% hard ceiling, 40% 2x2 suspension
approx 32 6 in. recessed cans
trim/paint
no egress ...all materials must come thru home


I ask homeowner to purchase aside from estimate
all tile
mirror
bath fixtures
light trims and bulbs
carpeting
I charged him 17.00 sqft or 38,000.00
How do you guys feel I have done on this price?
Homeowner doesnt answer the phone anymore!!!!!

Be thankful he hasn't called. As as precaution, you should think about changing YOUR phone number just in case he does. Looks to me like you would lose your @$$ on that job.
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:36 AM   #7
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Uh...How long have you been doing this?

If you have stepped foot into a basement before, the first thing you learn is that you throw SF pricing out the friggin awning window.

Bob, I'm getting aggravated again. I was OK for a while, but it's getting the best of me.
I know the feeling. I've been bouncing around the threads here for a few days now, after taking a few months off from CT. Seems nothing has changed, so I think it's time to go away again......
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No actually i have been on my own for a short time now. This would be my 4th basement. by far the largest. The last three I charged only labor and had the homeowner pay for materials.
No big deal, just tell them they were too late getting back to me. Live and learn. Thanks all!!!!
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P.S. If I were to have done any more than 3 of these , I wouldnt have to ask about pricing here.
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UPDATE!!!!! I finally got in touch with the homeowner. He says I have the highest estimate 38,000.00. Others are 24,000.00-28,000.00 and 33,000.00. He wants 1 more estimate. Do you think he is full of it or what??
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dont do it, pass, its no good to work for a shopper, let him use the cheap guy and get a **** job...
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Im young too, there is alot to learn!

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Cut the kid a break, imagine the stuff
we woulda asked, if there was a place
to ask it...
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
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Cut the kid a break, imagine the stuff
we woulda asked, if there was a place
to ask it...
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
True enough. It just seems like a shooting fish in a barrel kinda night. Except for the responding to 3 year old post that is.http://www.contractortalk.com/showpo...26&postcount=8
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True enough. It just seems like a shooting fish in a barrel kinda night. Except for the responding to 3 year old post that is.http://www.contractortalk.com/showpo...26&postcount=8
And I thought it was just my pain meds
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I know the feeling. I've been bouncing around the threads here for a few days now, after taking a few months off from CT. Seems nothing has changed, so I think it's time to go away again......
Yeah, but you have to admit that sometimes it like watching a car accident. Morbidly fascinating.
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Yeah, but you have to admit that sometimes it like watching a car accident. Morbidly fascinating.
Got to admit it's worth wading a bit
for the few gems that do turn up.
After all, it can be entertaining.
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Jesus Christ, about time, ate three posts on me!
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Got an hour into this kid, better appreciate it, God sure knows that no homeowner really appreciates what we do

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