I am based in Tulsa, Ok and I have done some work around the Dallas and Austin area. I know a couple hanging and finishing crews there, if you're interested send me a pm and I will give you the contact info. I know that Texas footage prices are really low compared to most other areas. I have lost two local large projects to Texas contractors and I talked to the hangers at one multi-family and they were paying $3.36 for a 4x12 and they had to stock it from the parking lot for an extra .48 cents per sheet. Then I knew how they beat us even though they had to travel 450 miles. I don't know if it is like that everywhere in Texas but that is what they were paying the crews on the jobs I bid here in Tulsa.
Tacos!!!!:yes:I can't understand why a hanger would work that cheap. When I started hanging in 1971, we made $1.68 per 12'. I understand variations in markets, but making $100 a day hanging drywall is insane.
Ive worked with MSI personally at my old company when we needed extra hands. The guys they sent out here were lazy and godawful workers. I wouldnt risk your name suggesting those jokes. They charge $20+ for essentially unskilled day laborers. The guys I saw werent fit for exterior sheathing..Send me a pm and I can send you the contacts that I know. If you are familiar with MSI, they are basically a labor broker. They charge $20 per man but cover ins, if you don't like them or don't think they are worth it, call and swap with a different crew or individual. Also, I have a couple other hangers/finishers numbers. Good luck
THAT IS A STUPID LABOR PRICE!!! I want to say more.....But it's best I don't!!!Nevermind, just saw the date on this. Down here in San Antonio, $2.25-$2.75 a 4x8 board to hang on homes with 8' ceilings. finishers get paid the same, and texture crews $1.20 a 4x8 to Monterey Drag. No americans that I know of down here. All MexiCAN.
hey moore, i know its pissing you off but thats whats going on right now. Thats for the very small production homes, all square corners, all 8' ceilings and no boxes or stepceilings. 150-180 sheets, my guys can knock out two houses a day. Crew of 5 guys. they work like monkeys.:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:THAT IS A STUPID LABOR PRICE!!! I want to say more.....But it's best I don't!!!