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Old 12-07-2009, 12:47 AM   #41
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Maybe a little off topic but bear with me. For prefab crap I have been using a distributor that sells Aristokraft and Diamond. Over the last few years I have used this distributor with good success. I take in measurements and they do a cad drawing (free of charge) and figure out all the fillers/trim/details/pricing. The service saves me the hassle of going thought the books and waisting my time on estimates that go no where. All issues (which there always seems to be one) are dealt with in a timely manner and the whole program has been smooth in the past. As of lately they run at least 2 weeks if not more past the initial delivery date (no bueno). I have a feeling that they are holding orders and operating on deposit funds. My question is, have any of you had delays over the last year dealing with Aristokraft or Diamond? I am pretty sure it is just the distributor I have been using, what are your thoughts?
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:04 AM   #42
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I'm getting $13051.36 for my next kitchen remodel and that is just for demo and disposal and a $4500 electrical allowance.
The rest is project management. The owner wants to use her subs and I will coordinate and she pays them.
She and already had the cabinet design done and the the designer is using her installers.
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with the Aristokraft stuff, there are some lines/colors/sizes that are 'quickship' which I suppose means its stocked at a distributor's warehouse (such as Wolf) and I can get those items two days after the order in deadline. The non-quickship stuff would come from the factory and may or may not be made to order...which equals time delays. Plus, if your wholesale agent misses the cutoff date by one day, then there is another week on top of the order time. Add to that some manufacturers have different order cutoff days for different materials (Simonton comes to mind-Friday for windows and Wednesday (don't quote me on this) for doors) and additional days/wks could be added to the process.
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Mass production & volume of sales through places like Home Depot killed their quality. I have not seen a quality piece from them in 10 years.
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I'm getting $13051.36 for my next kitchen remodel and that is just for demo and disposal and a $4500 electrical allowance.
The rest is project management. The owner wants to use her subs and I will coordinate and she pays them.
She and already had the cabinet design done and the the designer is using her installers.
So the $13051 is your labor for just demo, disposal & running the job? Does not sound right? Please explain. I just bid a kitchen for close to that where I'm including everything but cabinetry & appliances.
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Its a high end kitchen remodel that the appliances and plumbing will need to be moved.
My fee is for the project management , demo and I will be using my electrician and paying labor and material out of the $4500 allowance.

This is a $100,000 kitchen and I think that I probably didn't charge enough.

Its a lot of work making sure a project like this runs well, especially using her subs, but somebody has to tell everybody what, how and when to do to get the job done and she can't do it so thats where I come in.

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