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Old 04-06-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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So we finally got some houses to bid today (6 in total) and these are the numbers I have come up with.

# of boards: Price (turn key):
193 $5,600
283 $8,013
336 $9,235
311 $8,486
417 $10,731
317 $8,717
Totals:
1,857 $50,782

So the bad part is I did the math and for hanging, finishing, sanding, pointing up, and supplying all materials and we are doing this for around .57 cents a sqft. or around $27 a board.

It is a good thing we got to bid this many houses in one day, but these are only bids and we really don't make much money in the end. Wish prices around here would go up

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Old 04-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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Here in montreal you could bid around .74 cents a square foot and get the job ( same as you described)
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I wish we could do that....
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I've heard of prices aroud here in the .60s. I thought that was low. But .57 ?

Think you could get a job at Wal-Mart ?

What does your materials run per ft. ?
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I'm not gonna post what the DC I sub from gets but it's a good bit higher than that. A good friend of mine (tool finisher) moved to Somerset SC, can't get any drywall work. I heard he took a job at a fishing outfitter. I hope things turn around in your area.
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I'm not gonna post what the DC I sub from gets but it's a good bit higher than that. A good friend of mine (tool finisher) moved to Somerset SC, can't get any drywall work. I heard he took a job at a fishing outfitter. I hope things turn around in your area.
Are you supplyin the rock? Is that just tape materials and maybe some screws?
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Are you supplyin the rock? Is that just tape materials and maybe some screws?
Materials and labor it's over .60 and but under $1
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Wow,I would go work @ McDonalds before I left the house for those #ers....Atleast You would get benifits>>>>>>>Thats almost what we pay just in materials here>>>
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i don't even know how that works. i think it is around 1.50 a foot here.
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That's about 1/2 of what I bid out. I can't even imagine.
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Subbin from another sub does hurt a little but buying the rock with that price seems a bit low. Around here labor only the guys get nothin less than .17 on gravy and it goes up from there. Tapers get anywhere from .22 up to .40 and 5 bucks a stick for bead. I tend to pay a bit higher than some of my competitors and Im sure that someone pays there guys more. Its an area thing... Guys in Boise are probably real close on with the numbers you posted. Pack up the horses and head to Idaho PA. You would fit right in. P.S. we ate the 5lb potato (red potato)in soup
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Yes this price includes all the labor, sheetrock, mud, bead, tape, hotmud, and everything else to do the job including two point ups. price for a 4x12 1/2" is around 10.40 a board here.
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Yes this price includes all the labor, sheetrock, mud, bead, tape, hotmud, and everything else to do the job including two point ups. price for a 4x12 1/2" is around 10.40 a board here.
So your labor price is $10.40 per sheet??
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$27 per board. Less $10.50 per board. Less $2.00 per ft for tape and joint compound. After screws, gas and bead there aint much meat left. How much do you pay your Ninjas?
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$27 per board. Less $10.50 per board. Less $2.00 per ft for tape and joint!! compound. After screws, gas and bead there aint much meat left. How much do you pay your Ninjas?
yeah... it don't add up !!
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yeah... it don't add up !!

we pay labor $9.25 to hang, finish, and sand. It is 10.40 a sheet for 4x12, plus the cost of mud etc.... $4 to hang, $4 to finish, and $1.25 to sand + cost of board and materials= we dont make much . In the end we might make 4 dollars a sheet after point-up's and free patch work.....
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I'm not gonna post what the DC I sub from gets but it's a good bit higher than that. A good friend of mine (tool finisher) moved to Somerset SC, can't get any drywall work. I heard he took a job at a fishing outfitter. I hope things turn around in your area.
Thank you, me too. We used to charge A LOT more than this, but there is a very large Drywall company in town that started cutting down their prices and everyone followed suite. Now it is hard to keep your builders loyal when all they care about is the extra $ you charge that could be in their pocket in the end.
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we pay labor $9.25 to hang, finish, and sand. It is 10.40 a sheet for 4x12, plus the cost of mud etc.... $4 to hang, $4 to finish, and $1.25 to sand + cost of board and materials= we dont make much . In the end we might make 4 dollars a sheet after point-up's and free patch work.....
That sucks man...I'm paying $8-$10 per sheet for hanging ..sometimes more...but don't rush up here and try to take work from me ...trust me.. theres plenty here trying to ..In RICHMOND VA ... the beaners are getting $12 per board hang@finish but when it comes to commercial work there getting crazy prices!!!!!
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and free patch work.....

Why are you doing patch work for free????
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Why are you doing patch work for free????

That is what we ask ourselves. We hardly ever send in change orders for patches because when business was good we didn't care. Kept our payroll help busy and kept the builders happy. Now however, if we send in a invoice for patches then they get upset and the next thing you know on the next house they get we shop up and someone else is stocking the house.
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