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Old 02-09-2005, 06:20 PM   #21
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You better check your math. First item $.25 to hang and $.25 to finish is $16.00 per board my guy charges $17.50. Now I think if you use boards for pricing you need to compare apples to apples. Lets use 32board for a 4 X 8 and 48Board for a 4 X 12. Second item 8800 for the job less 4800 for materials leaves $4,000 Gross profit divided by 246 48Bds leaves $16.26 per 48Bd. That $17.50 price for labor for a 32Bd looks pretty good
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Old 02-09-2005, 07:06 PM   #22
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That was $4800 is over and above labor costs. $8800 covered services rendered only so indeed dividing $8800 by 246 sheets (12' sheet=48s/f =11,800 s/f) you come up with $35.77235 per sheet.
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Did a job in a commercial bldg this week for a local fella owns alot of rental property, one business park, and is currently developing a residential tract that will eventually have just over a hundred new homes in it.

Looked at his job, repair work after water damage from frozen pipe bursting. Real PIA job, to save on material replacement, they cut only 8" from the floor & removed the drywall & insulation. Told him we'd do it hrly have it done 3 days, no problem, finished the job today, collect immediately :Thumbs: and he has me look at an apartment that he wants textured next week. Give him a price on that, he agrees and says he'll call me back first of the week to schedule. Great!

So thinking I'm on a pretty good roll I hit him up to bid the next phase of the new residential units he's building this season. I give him my standard price $1.25 s/f for materials & labor, hung, textured finished, and primered, ready to paint including clean-up. I even hint that I could bargain a bit on the price in order to secure all of the season's work. Very nicely he tells me I'm not even in the ballpark, he's got another guy that has a 4 man mexican crew that comes in during the bldg season & works for him that can hang a 7000 s/f house in a day, he finishes himself with an alpha-tech in 3-4 days. total of 5 working days tops per unit, for get this .72˘ a s/f, yep that's labor & materials!!

Material is a min of .30˘, so they're doing all of the drywall labor for .42 a s/f How the hell do you compete with people working for peanuts
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Old 02-19-2005, 09:36 AM   #24
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NIS 'em

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I freakin' hate scabs! Go back to your own country and work for chicken ********************, just don't ruin it for all of us who want middle class incomes.
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Got a bit more info today about this crew, the hanging crew works by the day $150 a man, so he's getting these units hung for $600 labor, so that's how's he paid for that 5K for the alpha-tech.
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Walldoc, what would be an 'alpha-tech'?
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#1 guy, pro.
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I thought it was a new-fangled type of banjo or something.
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An alpha-tech is a real slick new drywall tape and finish set up. Runs off air instead of muscle, no more aching shoulders Here's a link to their site,
http://www.apla-tech.com/toolsets.htm
the taper has just come on the market, the finishing set-up has been out for a few yrs. I've seen it in operation and even tried it out briefly for an hour or so on on a jobsite down in Branson last year. Very sweet, but at around $5k for the complete set-up, it's just behind replacing my aging work truck on the priority list.

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I'm new to this forum and was wondering when your hanging, taping, and texture for a 9 foot wall do you charge more than a $1 per sq ft plus matterials or the same rates as u would the 8 foot wall? And also i was wondering about stairways too if you normally charge more for the sq ft or just still the same rates? And if your rates differ from them, how much do you normally charge extra? thank you for your help, hope to hear from you all soon.
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I like to use the Means estimating guide as a reference when I estimate a job. Because drywall prices changing almost weekly it is difficult to come up with hard numbers. On large jobs, I discount a bit per sq ft compared to small jobs. Working behind shelving should maybe add a 15% premium.

This is what Means lists for 5/8" fire rated drywall, primed and painted.
I don't know the price of SW elasrometric but figured .06 sq ft for paint.

Hang and tape: 1.34/sq ft (includes mat'l @ .24/sq ft) x 4,000= $5360
Clean? .21/sq ft x 4,000 = $840
Prime .18 sq ft (includes primer @ .04 /sq ft) x 4,000 = $720
Paint .27/sq ft (includes paint @ .06/sq ft) x 4,000 = $1080
Total matl and labor $8000
Premium for working behind shelves .15 x $8000 = $1,200
Total $9,200

You are not to far off from Means price guide.


What is the Means Price Guide? Have not heard of it. Where do you find that at?
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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 recently had a customer that wanted to rip out all the plaster and laff in his house since it was all cracking and starting to fall appart in areas and redo it with drywall, but I've been doing all new construction since I started my business and had no idea what a reasonable rate would be for this. His house is 4,640 sqft. Does anyone out there do much for this work and have a rate for removal of plaster and laff?
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What is the Means Price Guide? Have not heard of it. Where do you find that at?
They sell those at Home Depot.
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I recently had a customer that wanted to rip out all the plaster and laff in his house since it was all cracking and starting to fall appart in areas and redo it with drywall, but I've been doing all new construction since I started my business and had no idea what a reasonable rate would be for this. His house is 4,640 sqft. Does anyone out there do much for this work and have a rate for removal of plaster and laff?


It's lath not laff.
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I'm sure glad somebody mentioned the laff and the lath. I was getting itchy fingers. But then somebody might want the laugh taken out of their house. Who am I to say what a person would want removed from their house...
I'm sorry for being the jerk
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