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  1. General Discussion
    I am a handyman who does a variety of home improvement projects, anything from 1 hour mailbox installs to month long bathroom reno's. I use project-based pricing, but my behind-the-scenes rate is between $100-$150/hr. There have been times when I have smaller projects where I may charge $500...
  2. Painting & Finish Work
    How do I estimate the paintable surface area of an open bay basement ceiling?
  3. General Discussion
    I am working with a vendor and am having some trouble understanding their estimate. I've only ever done work for homeowners and never messed with vendors, but I figured I'd give it a try. Over the phone, the guy told me he wants me to demo and install kitchen cabinets, remove old vinyl flooring...
  4. General Discussion
    I'm new to contracting. I opened a high-rise window washing business, no one will be calling me for quotes at first so I have to do the sales leg work. All the buildings that will get my services will be having their windows done at least 2 times a year. My plan is to do an estimate and find...
  5. Business
    Does anyone have a template for Estimating and Invoicing that they use for interior renovation projects? Would be greatly appreciated. I use Excel but I am, by no means, a power user. I was never able to wrap my head around Pivot tables.
  6. Tiling
    Hi everyone! My name is Yuriy, I am new here and also in tile business. I've learned how to do everything with tile working in one tile company, but now I started to work for myself and the most difficult part for me in tile setting business is estimating. PLEASE, CAN YOU HELP ME? All I need is...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Would anyone like to start a bid estimating co-op company with me? This could be a moonlighting type of operation where we wouldn’t have to quit our day jobs. I bid on jobs all day for my boss but I don’t make the money I think I deserve. If I knew a few other guys like me, we could get...
  8. Excavation & Site Work
    Just got a copy of it today. Learned a little bit about it in class. Anyone else use it or the full version? If so, do you like it?
  9. Help Wanted or Looking For Work
    Has anyone used for construction leads and how did that work out for you?
  10. Commercial Construction
    Hey guys Im working on a drop ceiling estimate. The building is all metal, galvanized steel. 20' cathedral ceilings shaped like an egg or tunnel. The owner wants the ceiling to follow the radius of the buildings roof. Anyone install anything like this, if so where can I get the tracks that would...
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