Estimating Labor cost for tile job


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Old 06-28-05, 01:29 PM
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Estimating Labor cost for tile job

I have recently launched a part-time handyman business in the northeast. The work is increasing but also the variety of work as well. I have a bathroom re-tile job to estimate and I was wondering how to determine a fair price for the customer. I have been charging 20-25 an hour plus supplies for other types of jobs. If I use a flat rate and estimate the time to do each portion of the job, and roll in the stock with a 5% markup would that be realistic? Iím still new at this so Iím still trying to fine the right labor rate to attract growth but also turn a profit. Any advise would be appreciated.

George the Handyman
 
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Old 06-28-05, 11:34 PM
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If you want to make $200 a day after daily expenses and you want to work an 8 hr day then $25 an hr would be good. Out of that $200 would come your insurances, gas, vehicle maintenance, cell phone minutes, .... you get the idea. Considering the time expenditure to get the material I would mark it up about 15%
 
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Old 06-29-05, 05:55 AM
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Thanks...
 
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Old 06-29-05, 01:29 PM
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Good luck with your business. If you ever have any questions about which fork in the road to take while doing a tile job post back with the question and you will get a straight answer. Unfortunately, sometimes it may not be the answer you want to hear
 
 

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