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Old 03-30-2010, 12:59 AM   #1
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Another Pricing Question

I know there are too many pricing questions on these forums, but mine is a little different. Hopefully you guys can help me out. I'm a framer by trade, so I have little idea about cabinets and finish work.

A good friend of mine has asked me to install the new kitchen cabinets he is planning on purchasing, and insists on paying me by the hour. However, I don't want him to end up paying me more than he would pay a professional, as it will certainly take me longer than a professional, and I doubt my work will be as good (although I'm sure it will be better than some of the crap I've seen out there).

So I'm trying to figure out what the pros would charge (just for labour, not the cabinets). Anyone have any input on pricing (either by hour/linear foot/or a general number)?

There is about

6 feet of cabinets on wall A (top)
6 feet of cabinets on wall A (bottom-counter)

6 feet of cabinets on wall B (top)
2 feet of cabinets on wall B (bottom-counter)

He is keeping the counter-top he currently has.

All of these measurements are just the cabinets, they don't include the appliance widths.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:45 AM   #2
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Re: Another Pricing Question

If he is your friend why would you charge him in the first place...But if he is your acquaintance and you trying to help him out and don't want to overcharge him...charge him "Tree Fitty" per foot and you will not hurt his feelings


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He is a close friend...however we have always had the relationship that we pay one another reduced rates for our work.

I think I'm completely missing the "Tree fitty" joke.
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Thanks for posting on Straight pricing questions are frowned upon here, as are 'Going Rate' questions. If you are a contractor seeking advice regarding your pricing structure, the Moderators of this forum would like to direct you to this pricing thread - Pricing, Estimating and Success. is designed for professional contractors to discuss issues and topics related to the construction and remodeling industries.

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