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Well, let's see....

- Is it 1,000sf, or 100,000sf?
- 10' tall or 40' tall?
- What's the exterior wall finish?
- Is it heated/cooled?
- Electrified?
- Is there a slab on grade?
- What's the scope of sitework around the building?

Answer those questions and around 100 others, and we can narrow the range down from $15-$150/sf.
 

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I thought maybe just maybe this would be a different kind of sq. ft. question like how many cows or chickens can you fit per sq. ft. or something.
 

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Thanks for the help. We do not have to supply materials or anything else. We are submitting a subcontracting bid on this one and there is no concrete. Just the erection part of the pole barn. So what would the average rate be per sq. footage?
OK, that's a small one- should be somewhere between $15/sf and $90/sf. Hope that helps!

Well if you take $15 and $90 that gives and average of $52.50.
 

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Thanks for the help. We do not have to supply materials or anything else. We are submitting a subcontracting bid on this one and there is no concrete. Just the erection part of the pole barn. So what would the average rate be per sq. footage?
Hmm well if you don't have to supply materials or anything else...
I would say $0.00 plus tax. with a bonus for early completion. Do you have any openings? I can do nothing from here on a retainer. I haven't done nothing in quite some time but I'm a fast learner. If you need nothing done immediately I can drop what I'm doing if the remuneration is good.

BTW I am currently licensed and insured but I can drop my policy and license if that's a problem.
 

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There is no "average going rate for certain areas"- only you can determine what the right number is for you. You say you've done work like this before, so figure out how long it'll take your crew to do the job, multiply by the cost for your crew, add for equipment you may have to rent, and then add for overhead and profit- that's what you need to charge to do the job? If you followed that process and came up with $15/sf, and someone told you the "going rate" was $10/sf, would you lower your price to $10? I'd certainly hope not.
 

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I thought this was a help someone out kind of chat. Not someones stupidity remarks. For those of you who can reply with a decent answer, thank you. I was just needing asistance from someone with knowledge on this type of barn. I am not needing the bid from ground up, just for the erection of the pole barn. Is there somewhere I can go to get the average going rate for certain areas.

I think this site assumes that the people posting here have at least a basic understanding of running a contracting business. Knowing how to bid bieng first and foremost part of that business.

No one can help you with a going rate, as you and only you (or maybe your accountant) can know your overhead.

And labor only still has it's overhead. Comp, liability, payroll taxes...and you still have to cover overall expenses of the business with that "labor only" bid-shop rent/mortgage, utilities, vehicle expenses...

You need to make money to keep your business going. Even if you are doing labor only contracts.
 

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Dude...how many times to you need to be told you didn't give enough information in your question to answer it. Be reasonable. Giving us the dimensions of the building is not enough information.
What equipment will be available?
Whats the pitch of the roof?
How is the roof structure designed?
Are there eaves?
What type of poles?
What if any are the time constraints?
I can design a building of those dimensions and tell you what *I* would charge but it would have NOTHING to do with your building.
Now you can cop a tude or you can give us more information. What you gain from the time you spend asking people for HELP depends on how willing you are to to learn.
 

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I thought this was a help someone out kind of chat. Not someones stupidity remarks. For those of you who can reply with a decent answer, thank you. I was just needing asistance from someone with knowledge on this type of barn. I am not needing the bid from ground up, just for the erection of the pole barn. Is there somewhere I can go to get the average going rate for certain areas.
If you reflect on your original Post and follow up you might understand the heat.

To begin with the "How much" question get's you heat period!

Followed by a non-descript "poll barn". MANY on here have no F'n clue what a poll barn is past a Google search.

I grew up in the Mid-west and even have relatives in Kansas. I have seen ALL kinds of poll barns some elaborate same plane jane. Some made of telephone poll sized "polls" some steel polls. Some dirt floors some concrete. Some partially enclosed some just a roof. SEE?

The answer remains the same (as pointed out) do a material TO add your % of mark up use an average of what it takes you to do other ag buildings and tack a % on.

We don't know your overhead or the speed/size of your crew. Do you have a skid loader with an auger attachement or a tractor? Do you have/need a boom lift? etc.

If it's your first you'll know the learning curve for the next!:thumbsup:
 

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Congratulations. You are now a member of the Tree Fiddy First Club (T.F.F.C.).

Crap!! I read this well before Cdat posted and considered giving the correct answer. But being somewhat of a lurker I decided to pass.

It could have been me joining the club [email protected]#$%^:sad:.

I am going to redouble my efforts and not miss another opportunity like this:w00t:
 
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