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Old 06-30-2020, 09:24 PM   #21
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You have way more overhead than you know about.

Overhead also helps pay for maintenance , repairs and replacement.
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:32 PM   #22
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The truck, tools, trailer, etc., are ALL overhead, whether you are paying for them NOW or not.

They won't last forever, and they were an investment for you at SOME point.

Don't give it a way.

There is also truck insurance, registration, GL, license fees, phone, internet, advertising, truck maintenance, tool repair, consumables, taxes, fuel........

The list goes on and on.......




If you have low overhead, and no additional costs, yet you are still being told you are too high, there are a couple of possibilities:

1- As I mentioned above, perhaps you are not getting enough done in a day, so your day rate could be good, but a 3 day job takes you and your crew 7 days to finish, for example.

2- Wrong clientele. You are bidding for folks who are looking for the $20/hour Craigslist handyman, not a legitimate contractor.
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I think you hit the nail on the head!!!!

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The truck, tools, trailer, etc., are ALL overhead, whether you are paying for them NOW or not.

They won't last forever, and they were an investment for you at SOME point.

Don't give it a way.

There is also truck insurance, registration, GL, license fees, phone, internet, advertising, truck maintenance, tool repair, consumables, taxes, fuel........

The list goes on and on.......




If you have low overhead, and no additional costs, yet you are still being told you are too high, there are a couple of possibilities:

1- As I mentioned above, perhaps you are not getting enough done in a day, so your day rate could be good, but a 3 day job takes you and your crew 7 days to finish, for example.

2- Wrong clientele. You are bidding for folks who are looking for the $20/hour Craigslist handyman, not a legitimate contractor. <img src="http://img.contractortalk.com/smilies/thumbsup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumbsup" class="inlineimg" />
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:48 PM   #24
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