This is the ultimate question. There is nothing worse the bidding a job too low.dfxdrywall said:I currently hang and finish drywall. I have done complete remodels in the past and am very proficient at finish carpentry. My question is; How do I bid finish carpentry and trim work for new construction? I need a reliable source without having to contact local contractors and asking the going price.
hatchet said:Very true. I bid some casing word in a bank. Gave them the full scope of what work I was going to perform. After I finished, one of the employees walked by and said "What are the indents every so often?" I said "Oh that's where the nail goes in to attach the casing to the jamb and wall." I had puttied it and you couldn't see it at all - but you could feel just a tiny indent. She said "Is there anyway to get rid of them?" I said "Sure there is - but glueing the casing on is going to be 3 times more expensive and take 3 times as long"
That ended the conversation. It's all about expectations.