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Old 03-19-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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Its getting pathetic in Ontario the way that these greedy people are setting the president for hard work do be done for next to nothing,,its making me right sick put your ft down and price properly we will all benefit and be able to make a good profit this way..
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:55 AM   #2
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I agree! The problem is getting everyone to do it. There is enough competition, that if we raise our rates, we'll probably lose out to someone who is willing to low ball.

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Hate to say this but I think you guys are working for what I was getting in the 80's
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You can get whatever you want. People hire us because they want us to do the job, not because of a few thousand dollars.!
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You can get whatever you want. People hire us because they want us to do the job, not because of a few thousand dollars.!
You don't care about a few thousand? Or your customer doesn't care about a few thousand? Because if you don't care, I got a few things I need done. Can you give me a detailed price? Over the phone?
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You don't care about a few thousand? Or your customer doesn't care about a few thousand? Because if you don't care, I got a few things I need done. Can you give me a detailed price? Over the phone?
I think he's saying that the quality of his work is worth the cost to his customers.
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You don't care about a few thousand? Or your customer doesn't care about a few thousand? Because if you don't care, I got a few things I need done. Can you give me a detailed price? Over the phone?
I the grand scheme of things during a major remodel a couple if thousand dollars is a minimal expense. I have never had an issue getting what I want to do a job, because if I dont, I dont do the job.
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We have companies here in BC that are doing full drywall job, supply, install and level 4 finish with all beads for $1.37 per board foot...our cost of 1/2 is .55 per board foot..

I say its high time we drywallers get back to being one of the highest paid in construction as it was many years ago...If we do a crap job, what is you house worth...not to mention we have to fix everyone else's missed mistakes, or we catch the blame..." Drywallers should have caught that" People seem to think that it is our job to catch, missed place lights, missing studs, no water lines, insulation problems....

Sorry a bit of a vent there... Anyways if we have to be the go to guy..then we should be paid for it...just sayin...
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We have companies here in BC that are doing full drywall job, supply, install and level 4 finish with all beads for $1.37 per board foot...our cost of 1/2 is .55 per board foot..

I say its high time we drywallers get back to being one of the highest paid in construction as it was many years ago...If we do a crap job, what is you house worth...not to mention we have to fix everyone else's missed mistakes, or we catch the blame..." Drywallers should have caught that" People seem to think that it is our job to catch, missed place lights, missing studs, no water lines, insulation problems....

Sorry a bit of a vent there... Anyways if we have to be the go to guy..then we should be paid for it...just sayin...
Those prices seem a little high to me. The problem with drywall is the same problem as with painting. Anyone can spend a very limited amount of money and get into the business. With drywall, pay more money for better tools, and you can do it a lot faster. High quality and high productivity get you the margins, usually.

The .55 you're paying for materials would buy the wallboard and have it installed around here.
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I think he's saying that the quality of his work is worth the cost to his customers.
I understood what he was saying.
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I say its high time we drywallers get back to being one of the highest paid in construction as it was many years ago
Not that it is any of my business or that I don't appreciate what you guys do , but you have to be out of your mind. What justifies this ideology?

We ALL work hard for our money and we ALL would like a little more. Those arguments you list can be applied to EVERY trade.

If any part of construction is underpaid, it has to be carpenters. Do you know how many tools we have to buy?

Like I said, I appreciate what you guys do, I would not want anything to do with drywall/plaster. I'm grateful for your work.
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If any part of construction is underpaid, it has to be carpenters. Do you know how many tools we have to buy?
Excavators. Did you see the money Tom Geb has in his hammer?
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Not that it is any of my business or that I don't appreciate what you guys do , but you have to be out of your mind. What justifies this ideology?

We ALL work hard for our money and we ALL would like a little more. Those arguments you list can be applied to EVERY trade.

If any part of construction is underpaid, it has to be carpenters. Do you know how many tools we have to buy?

Like I said, I appreciate what you guys do, I would not want anything to do with drywall/plaster. I'm grateful for your work.
Like you said it can be applied to anyone in construction. I have all the drywall tools, Carpenter tools, Painting tools too. So I should be paid more than anyone.
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Excavators. Did you see the money Tom Geb has in his hammer?
I stand corrected 6 figure equipment....that's an ulcer right there
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Like you said it can be applied to anyone in construction. I have all the drywall tools, Carpenter tools, Painting tools too. So I should be paid more than anyone.
Yes....yes you should!

Come to think of it, I have plumber and electrician tools too. I'll just add those two together
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Yes....yes you should!

Come to think of it, I have plumber and electrician tools too. I'll just add those two together
If everyone got paid as much as the would like to get paid on every job. No one would be able to afford to build anything.
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I understand how a free market works.
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My last comment was directed at the OP. No offense meant.
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I do agree that time is money especially commercially..
In Ontario there is a bit of a set standard for commercial drywall pricing
but,,,residential work is a pain in the ass and the set standart i think should be boosted when it comes to hanging and finishing theres no point in leaving your house for less than $40-$50 / sheet board and tape. Although i know guys who are doing it for 50 cents/sq ft where does that put the rest of us????[YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE]
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Its getting pathetic in Ontario the way that these greedy people are setting the president for hard work
Misery loves company, ours isn't up for it either.

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