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Old 03-05-2012, 11:07 PM   #1
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1300 sq ft, brand new single story home, 104 sheets of drywall, 10 & 12's running horizontally in most cases. Three prices : 2300.00 / 4450.00 and 5600 to tape this house . All tapers are recommended. Why such a variation in the pricing ? The cheapest guy is just as busy as the rest of them........
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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Are they all providing the same level of finish?

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The top two look about right to me, but I don't live in your area or know your market.
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Everyone has different overhead and profit to get there price's . . .
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I just figured my $50 a sheet finished price. Got $5200, so it was in my ball park...but like Skillman said everyone is different and live in different markets.
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Here's what i think probably happened.
There must have been a miscommunication between what they thought they were pricing out.
If it's a 1300 squ/ft house it means there is roughly 5200 squ/ft of board.

Now, if I charged you my current price for board & tape. It would be .85 cents a ft. Thats if you get me to do both! If it's one or the other I charge individually .45cents/ft for either.
Which would mean both would amount to .90cents/ft.
So if you get me to do both instead of either or, I give you a small discount of .5cents. So if I priced your job for board & tape. Thats my starting bid. .85cents/ft.

At 5200squ/ft for board & tape it would equal to: $4420 + applicable taxes. Which isn't far at all from your $4450 quote!

Now If I charged you for taping only, like I said above, I would charge you .45cents/ft. At 5200squ/ft = $2340
Which again! Is very very close to your $2300 quote.

So I think that's what happened. The first guy quoted you for taping only, while the other two quoted you for drywall & tape.
Thats my assumption.
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Here's what i think probably happened.
There must have been a miscommunication between what they thought they were pricing out.
If it's a 1300 squ/ft house it means there is roughly 5200 squ/ft of board.

Now, if I charged you my current price for board & tape. It would be .85 cents a ft. Thats if you get me to do both! If it's one or the other I charge individually .45cents/ft for either.
Which would mean both would amount to .90cents/ft.
So if you get me to do both instead of either or, I give you a small discount of .5cents. So if I priced your job for board & tape. Thats my starting bid. .85cents/ft.

At 5200squ/ft for board & tape it would equal to: $4420 + applicable taxes. Which isn't far at all from your $4450 quote!

Now If I charged you for taping only, like I said above, I would charge you .45cents/ft. At 5200squ/ft = $2340
Which again! Is very very close to your $2300 quote.

So I think that's what happened. The first guy quoted you for taping only, while the other two quoted you for drywall & tape.
Thats my assumption.
Goodluck!
Now that sounds like a winner.

Pretty close to what it would be around here also...
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The smaller the job...........The more you pay rule kicks in.

Maybe the cheaper guy has some stuff going on nearby and can add this to his kitty. And the other two look at it as a pain to do such a little job and it's out of their way and don't really want it.
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The low guy needs his crack fix...the high guy has boat payments and an ex-wife or two.
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So, are those the drywall "going rates" ?
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So, are those the drywall "going rates" ?
Those are exactly my rates I said up there.
But then there's extra on top of that as well.
Building bulk-heads, design ceilings, cathedrals, coffered ceilings, Resillient channel, 10ft ceilings, 12ft ceilings. All extra.
.85 cents/ft is my base price.
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I bid against another company a few months back. I came in at 4600 for 3 bedrooms w/closets bathroom, and small living area, the other guy came in at 1600. well I was quoting paint ready he quoted just to hang, then after he hung it all he told the HO "Oh it will be extra for finishing it!"
Some of these guys out there are to funny
I just checked the going pay rates for drywaller and top notch guy is getting $9.00 an hour
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Is that labor only or total package?
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I just checked the going pay rates for drywaller and top notch guy is getting $9.00 an hour
That is below minimum wage here.
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That is below minimum wage here.
Where is HERE?
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Here's what i think probably happened.
There must have been a miscommunication between what they thought they were pricing out.
If it's a 1300 squ/ft house it means there is roughly 5200 squ/ft of board.

Now, if I charged you my current price for board & tape. It would be .85 cents a ft. Thats if you get me to do both! If it's one or the other I charge individually .45cents/ft for either.
Which would mean both would amount to .90cents/ft.
So if you get me to do both instead of either or, I give you a small discount of .5cents. So if I priced your job for board & tape. Thats my starting bid. .85cents/ft.

At 5200squ/ft for board & tape it would equal to: $4420 + applicable taxes. Which isn't far at all from your $4450 quote!

Now If I charged you for taping only, like I said above, I would charge you .45cents/ft. At 5200squ/ft = $2340
Which again! Is very very close to your $2300 quote.

So I think that's what happened. The first guy quoted you for taping only, while the other two quoted you for drywall & tape.
Thats my assumption.
Goodluck!
I wouldn't be so sure the bottom guy wasn't including EVERYTHING! I just lost 4 houses from a builder I have been working for. Very similar details as stated. 106 board rancher with sheetrock return everything and a vaulted ceiling in family/kitchen. My price was $3600.00 materials and labor hang and finish. Some guy comes in with a stupid low price of $2800.00 for everything. WTF this is whats wrong with this trade. Now the builder looks at me like I have been ripping him off for years and expected me to match it! I told him that $2,800 was dam near my cost to get the work done and I wasnt working for nothing! Not to mention the fact that If I did match it just to keep the work from here on out that will be the numbers I he will only end up holding me to. So thanks but no thanks!
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I wouldn't be so sure the bottom guy wasn't including EVERYTHING! I just lost 4 houses from a builder I have been working for. Very similar details as stated. 106 board rancher with sheetrock return everything and a vaulted ceiling in family/kitchen. My price was $3600.00 materials and labor hang and finish. Some guy comes in with a stupid low price of $2800.00 for everything. WTF this is whats wrong with this trade. Now the builder looks at me like I have been ripping him off for years and expected me to match it! I told him that $2,800 was dam near my cost to get the work done and I wasnt working for nothing! Not to mention the fact that If I did match it just to keep the work from here on out that will be the numbers I he will only end up holding me to. So thanks but no thanks!
He'll be back. There is no way a legit company can do it for cost and stay in business long. There is no room for warranty work or growth.
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I just checked the going pay rates for drywaller and top notch guy is getting $9.00 an hour
Is that a friggen joke!? I have two full time guys, one I pay 19$/hr and the other 21$/hr. All cash.

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Is that labor only or total package?
That's labor only for me. .85 cents/ft.
I supply nothing.
I so much as need a sanding block, the contractor gets it for me.

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I wouldn't be so sure the bottom guy wasn't including EVERYTHING! I just lost 4 houses from a builder I have been working for. Very similar details as stated. 106 board rancher with sheetrock return everything and a vaulted ceiling in family/kitchen. My price was $3600.00 materials and labor hang and finish. Some guy comes in with a stupid low price of $2800.00 for everything. WTF this is whats wrong with this trade. Now the builder looks at me like I have been ripping him off for years and expected me to match it! I told him that $2,800 was dam near my cost to get the work done and I wasnt working for nothing! Not to mention the fact that If I did match it just to keep the work from here on out that will be the numbers I he will only end up holding me to. So thanks but no thanks!
Good on you man! Sh!t like that happens all the time.
Low ballers come in trying to steal the work. Let them have it.
If they're not working in the first place, there's a reason for it.
They'll just screw up that job too and the contractor will call you back anyways.

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He'll be back. There is no way a legit company can do it for cost and stay in business long. There is no room for warranty work or growth.
Exactly!
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.85 is good

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