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  1. Decks & Fencing
    hey guys, I am not a contractor fyi but I had a question to see whats going on with my fence builder, he seems depressed after buying wood today. he is a great carpenter in a large city in the south. he is building a 8 foot privacy fence which is 264 feet long at a price of about 13,900 which...
  2. General Discussion
    Hey guys, what are your thoughts on navigating through all the low ball bids out there and finding work with good compensation. I know a strong reputation can carry you far but it seems like more and more clients are trying to pinch pennies. Strategies on selling quality work?
  3. General Discussion
    The deck is 340 sq ft. I also have to do 4 piles. The railing is out of treated lumber and is using 2x2 spindles
  4. Roofing
    I am aware that in Xactimate, they do not include o&p in pricing, as stated in the white papers; however, I have an adjuster who has been stating that "Xactimate is 'retail pricing' and therefore, for one trade Xactimate allows for some monies to be made by the subcontractor trade, since the job...
  5. Marketing & Sales
    I just found your site and wow, what a great resource! I can't post the link yet so look for my introduction in another thread. We are at the point where I need help with sales to keep everyone busy. I'm spending at least 50% of my time doing sales and we are only doing about 70% of what I...
  6. Business
    There are a few plus's and minus's to the new pricing. Review them and let me know what you think. You can find it on mortgagefieldrep(dot) com/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=hud-maximum-property-preservation-allowances-2010.html&Itemid=77
  7. Kitchens & Baths
    Granite Slab Pricing:It can be difficult to find out the price of granite slabs to the contractor. Checked today for pricing from one supplier of Granite Slabs here in Illinois: Giallo Foritto: 115" x 75" $800 Giallo Vincenza: 126" x 76" $1080 Giallo Ornamental: 118" x 72"...
  8. Finish Carpentry
    Message deleted by original poster. I was hoping for more, but should have expected less. My post was clearly foolish.
  9. Electrical
    1480 Square feet 4 bedroom single story 100 Amp underground service 3 ton AC w/FAU Code Minimum, no dimmers or ceiling fans 5 smoke detectors 1 recessed can Normal, small kitchen w/ disposal & dishwasher 5 phone jacks 5 tv jacks door bell system Basically a tract style, bare bones home in a...
  10. Painting & Finish Work
    Why do you guys have such a hard time sharing information when it comes to pricing??? I've never seen a straight answer from anyone on this site when you reply to someones request for help in estimating a project. It's not hard to think back to the last job you did and figure out if you made...
  11. Finish Carpentry
    Anyone care to offer an estimate for removing 3 1/4" base and QR. I've completed the job but the insurance co want's several prices broken out. This is the only one I don't have a reasonable idea on. TY in advance.:confused1:
  12. Business
    Although the paragraph below might lead you to believe it is politcal. The tag line at the bottom makes it business. Comments ??? "You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work...
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