I am starting up my own millwork business and was wondering if someone out there could give a starting point on what to charge for jobs such as hanging molding and trim, hagning slat wall, etc.
200 LF for $200..... I hope it was a 50x50 room...lol We operate in central New Jersey and do a lot of crown, shadow box, door surrounds etc. Occasionally, we are asked to replace builders 3 1/2 base with a larger 5 1/8 base and shoe. We are a smaller company which is owned and operated as a partnership. When we figure our estimates, we abide by the same $50/hr rule, but it’s for each man. We add an hour for set up / break down, cost of materials and a small percent for overhead. Depending on the number of inside/outside and scarf joints, our estimates for running base and shoe are almost always over $200, not including materials.Grumpy said:When it comes to things like that, you need to figure how much trim you can hang/install in an hour. Add an hour for setup and cleanup. Now figure how much you want to make per hour (Typically $50). Add in your overhead, insurance truck payment etc...
My carpenter sub installed about 200 lf of base board and base shoe for about $1 per lf. I supplied the materials. Little jobs like that are basically time and material.