Because people are curious and want to know this stuff, I've included these numbers in my job photos. I've had threads locked by the mods for asking somebody what the "going rate" was for a certain type of job in an area. He accused me of being a home owner instead of simply looking up some of my old posts and KNOWING I am real.
That's the reason I include numbers for anybody that is curious to know these things. I live in rural South Carolina. Obviously, my costs and expenses are vastly differnent than someone who, let's say, works in Manhatten, or highrises in Orlando.
When you see me use the term "Gross Profit" I am referring to the DIRECT OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES for that particular job, not including money going in my pocket. That's not taking in account, my normal operating expenses, like the cost of my truck, insurance, cell phone, tools, etc. On average, it costs me between $12K and $15K a year to "be in business" regardless of how much or how little I work, you can do the math.
I struggle to price things. I always have. I think it's great to see how others price things. I know geography plays a huge role, but it still helps. I wish we could have a pricing section in the forum. Thanks for sharing.