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If I made mistakes thats oK. That's very helpful. That construction is cheap.It is not a good idea to allow yourself to get in a price war. This template is sure to set you apart from the other GCs competing with your company. I want to thank you for helping small contracting companies like ours succeed by giving us the necessary tools and resources. But don't delay asking for a big raise and when you will be offered stock ownership. There is not a week that goes by that I don't use a principle you taught us in your two day class or open your book for reference. July, 2015. I very much appreciate your hard work & efforts. I am passionate about doing quality work. Based on my internet-lawyers creds, I believe it’s unlikely. Thank you for the reassurance. . I come from a family of loggers and ranchers so I understand about overhead. Thank you for that. Call their previous clients and ask questions to be sure they do what they say they are going to do, primarily follow the contract. It just doesnt. I spoke with my contractor and he thought it sounded high, but we thought the one of the ducts was actually going to be replaced that runs along the ceiling. There is… Read more ». Want to first take a moment to thank you for all your insights in the industry. Thank you.April, 2017, I've been on your email list for many, many years. August, 2014, Thanks again Michael and Devon! Your knowledge & experience in construction is incredible. If you’re not comfortable with the contractor, find another one. December, 2014, Your information and newsletter has changed my business for the better, Thanks for all that you do! 40 hours a week).Once you exceed that effort (work overtime), you have 100% covered your fixed cost, and your profit increases. Send them photos of your intended project along with the main details, over email to get a fair enough estimate. The more accurate pricing method for a service industry is the activity based costing (versus traditional) which would give you clearer picture of how much costs you are really incurring. The mark up on these typically ranges from 30-50%. What is the industry standard % for a general contractor to build a custom home? They are generally either looking for help with their Cost Plus project that’s gone wrong, or they’re trying to figure out if the price they were quoted (or charged) is reasonable. I deal with a lot of setback issues, neighborhood architectural reviews and other items that can make a contractor want to pull his/her hair out. Find straight answers to your tough construction business and contracting questions from George Hedley, owner of Hedley Construction and Hardhat Presentations. It sounds like you were concerned about the price and yet you agreed to it. I agree with the other two posts down here. Profit is what insures a business’s longevity – if it doesn’t make a profit, it might not be in business in six months. Hi there Mark. The demo was already done and the homeowner purchased and delivered the materials. November, 2016, I stumbled upon your website some months ago, and I have been addicted ever since I am a contractor that is trying to leap the next hurdle of growth. It’s my business bible, and one of the only reasons I’m still in business after 4 1/2 years on my own with no college education! I have an MBA and we literally spent years learning to dissect financial statements, but they didn't teach us how to use those numbers to run a profitable business . You both are awesome. Your contractor is required to supply his expertise & knowledge, management for permits & inspection fees (also expenses), subcontractors (their time + material), materials + delivery fees, etc. . November, 2014, What a great resource your company is. . Exterior walls are framed and insulated. Every business must make a profit or it will go away. December, 2013, Michael Stone is AWESOME. Your desire to cheap out on your project has undercut all legitimate contractors….not to mention the harm done to the reputation of legitimate contractors every time you tell all your friend how you got screwed by a “contractor”.… Read more », I couldn’t agree more there Dustin. Oh. July, 2015, Thanks so much for everything you and your wife have done for us! September, 2015, The newsletters are fantastic and we read them every time. She said he was great and really put a lot of attention to detail. Spoke to a lawyer, he advised me not ti gi after him but to file a lien in thre property, not knowing it came with an 8 grand bill. It was refreshing. And shame on you expecting some one to work and provide a service and deal with your issues and not get paid to do it. January, 2016, We absolutely loved Michael's training and knowledge. April, 2014, Thank you for providing a professional model to follow. June, 2015, Since finding your company on the internet I've become an avid student of your efforts and give you all the credit for being able to "hold my own" when dealing with more experienced contractors and potential customers. Everyday I realize just how valuable your class is to my business. I look forward to talking with you again. May, 2014, I somehow came across your original book and have kept it until the pages have worn and in some cases fallen out! I need a bit of advice. Thank you for all the info over the years. I didn't grow up in the trades, so starting a handyman & light remodeling business has been a long journey for me. The fees are calculated from a markup on materials, subcontractor labor and the total price of the job. Reread the article. Gtfo. I am still implementing my procedures and have many steps still to take up the mountain, but it's going the right way. . There was a ton of useful information and this was a big help because I was in the process of starting my own remodeling company. 5 weeks at 5 days a week means we have 25 days… so $100/day for that kind of labor is high? Our customers are willing to pay for the expertise we provide. Thank you!January, 2017, The business of our business is completely different than 14 months ago, and I wanted to thank you again for helping me into the Stone Age. We created this helpful Margin vs. Markup guide so you know your numbers are right. June, 2014, I am one of your big fans. I am a contractor that does a lot of basement finishes. We now have an office location, competent office help so that I can work 40 hours per week and I can tell you that 1.5 is too low. A real eye opener!! After it is paid off I will enjoy a decent salary and profit for the company. I hope that contractor is insured, has a computer to type on, has a car or truck to drive to the jobsite, a website to get job leads, pictures of his fine work, etc, etc. Plus I just purchased the estimating software about a month ago. Labor works the same way. Yes. We have taken several of your classes for our continuing education and found them very engaging and informative. We are very skilled craftsmen but business...not so much. Try doing it for a living. Your book is helping me dig myself out of the hole I dug and through myself into. An accountant can help with that (or… Read more », You’re talking about cost plus pricing, a practice we discourage for a number of reasons. Does it include the cost of materials + labor to complete the job or other things? I am learning so much from your book! Would it not be better to just offer reasonable prices? The results are predictable - debt and a non paying job. . We never require homeowners to provide their own materials. So if an employee gets a tip, it should be given to the owner and distributed to all on the job. Read it and you’ll get a better understanding of how to run your business and charge a fair price for the work you do. thanks for providing such fantastic learning materials!May, 2017, Michael was a phenomenal speaker. Einstein, how much do you think it costs to build a movie theatre? Thanks so much for your devotion to us guys in the trenches. Next time, get a detailed contract upfront. There is just so much to learn. I'm very glad I stopped listening to the idiots preaching the “industry standard” as far as markup and profit. I learned from them. Matt, I’m not sure why a GC would agree to that – you’re asking the GC to be the sub. Sandy, I am a contractor. October, 2013, We took the continuing education classes required by the State of Oregon Contractors Construction Board from you. What about handling, delivery, research, etc.? Good people are hard to find and that won't take too long. October, 2013, I so look forward to your news letter every Wednesday it has so much depth in terms of useful content for your average good clean contractors. To buy the land, survey, excavate, tie in water and electricity, pay taxes and permits, form concrete, build the walls, put up signs, put in the chairs, the projectors, the screens, the carpet, tile the bathrooms, put in toilets, lighting, electricity drywall, paint, and so on? September, 2016, Once again I want to thank you for your articles – we read them every week and ALWAYS learn something.August, 2016, I subscribe to your weekly newsletter and love your work.August, 2016, It feels like having a support group knowing you guys are out there. Thank you! You just buy the toilet seat, so difficult! Would you ask your auto repair shop to reduce their price before rebuilding the engine on your car? Thanks! Your book, website, and videos have helped very much. I’m honestly pretty baffled at your logic here. I know there’s a lot of stuff that goes in to it.. say a kitchen reno, material/labor included is about 20k. https://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2020/. Well home is technically considered a crawl space. September, 2019, I have been a subscriber to your newsletters for years. It’s a very hard business to figure out. If a recessed can light costs the builder $60 for the electrician to supply and install, the cost charged by the builder will typically be somewhere between $75 and $85. Don't wait until it's too late. I'm optimistic that next year will be even better!December, 2016, Based on the content this book is absolutely amazing. When Michael stated in the course he has been estimating since 1969, I said to myself, "Wow, he is a legend"! It has been a priceless resource for me so thank you very much. I told someone that now I'm not just willing to continue, but I'm excited to implement things we learned - not only in the business but also in the home. Mostly through the use of intelligent branding and implementing your solid business methodologies. May you be Blessed with a prosperous new year. In such a contract only the subs mark up materials but all the Owner sees is the cost of the winning sub bidder. Is this common? 2. The minimum markup of 50% results in 33% gross profit. This was his way of saying, “thanks but I’d really rather not work for you”. And again, if a homeowner is redoing their kitchen or bath and spending 5K-20K charging 20% $10k ($2000!) Ridiculous is the mark up suppliers make that 3000$ refrigerator only cost Lowe’s 430$. September, 2018, Thanks for all you and Michael do!September, 2018, I want you to know that I just read your book and it has changed my entire business structure . You spent 200 hours of your time to save yourself $2,500 on tiling. But you left no money to pay for business expenses. But when we apply the mark up to the sub contractor, the price looks HIGH. There is no doubt I am more confident in pricing and estimating jobs. However, I do know that my husband’s framing company charges more than some of his competitors and less than others. I have the print book, e-book, I am half way through the estimating class and purchased the accounting class also. What an education! We discovered that he was trying to charge an exorbitant markup (WAY more than 1.5%, more like 3%) AND 20% O&P on top of that. My business is almost ruined because,I tried to help people. I might be talented as a technician but being talented as a businessman is an entirely new ball gameDecember, 2016, We've been steadily purchasing your educational materials and studying them. Multiple days can be listed with commas ',' separating each day. The biggest thing most homeowners take for granted is they can pick up the phone and get multiple people to give them a job quote, yet for each phone call they make, behind the scenes you have just asked each company to invest from 1 hour up to multiple hours in your project. Sharing your knowledge and teaching others what you've learned over the years. Believe me, by the end of any job, at 50%, you are still counting pennies and doing everything you can to keep costs on budget. Unfortunately, we live in a remote area and there are no other alternatives, so we were sort of held over a barrel, so to speak. The price you’ve mentioned of 2,500 is not unreasonable at all as of summer 2018. Its more than just being self employed.September, 2016, Thank you so much for an amazing and eye opening seminar . I have become a dedicated reader of your books and blogs and have recently purchased the Profitable Estimating online class which is excellent as well. This discussion is about Cost of the Work contract where the Owner pays the actual costs and the Contractor adds a Fee which is either an agreed upon % of cost or a fixed Fee. Thanks for your work and tireless efforts to help contractors. We have purchased your book Markup and Profit as well, and it's extremely helpful as well. May, 2016, We have read your book Mark up and Profit and we are amazed how much information it contains. It was truly a turning point for me. Effort can be measured in man hours, volume or gross revenue. But, in reality what happened was that you aren’t a contractor and doesn’t know what is involved with the whole project and left out 10-20 major factors in the job that are not accounted for. Mark, maybe the fact that no one wanted to work with you is a sign that there is something off putting about your personality? September, 2015, Thank you for your articles, they have helped us learn so much about running our own construction business and we are grateful. February, 2020, I’ve been a huge fan of CPR for years and I want to thank you for everything your company has done for the construction community. Again thank for being such a valuable resource for our industry. Therefore, that means the she has the right to any subs or materials IF she is legally able to GC herself. I am in the middle of Illinois and wanted to ask your thoughts on this pricing and if it was accurate in your opinion. Ranging from 10 to 30 percent or possibly more, markups are often loosely described as covering overhead and profit, although they cover a wide range of … I still haven’t received it. Not to mention other forms of equipment and tools. There is a current problem that I think all contractors face that is a real pain in the posterior. Door? My husband and I have been big fans for several years. We so appreciate how you changed our business and our livelihoods. September 2020, Thank you so much to yourself and Michael for putting together this course which I have just watched! One of my most valuable business tools, I decided it was time to get the revised book. Hi Abel, thank you for the question. It can also be dangerous if a client isn’t happy about seeing overhead expenses included in their job costs. I know that I am further along on a successful path than I would have been without your resources. This year may be our best ever, as far as net profits anyway.December, 2019, I truly look forward to each and every one of your newsletters. I am not a GC, so I turn it all over to the contractor, I don’t want to give more contracts to my client to deal with. I know I am on the right track thanks to all of your help and the products you push on your website. If he wants to grow his business, he might… Read more », I’m not sure what people get paid to do there work but I’d have to say if you make just a paycheck for owning you’re company you will not last long. If it were my house, you can damn well bet I wouldn’t pay for your oversight after I accepted your bid. I'm greatly looking forward to getting into the Profitable Sale's book. This isn’t about how much a truck costs to own. Regarding subcontractors being more risky, good subcontracts should represent the same terms as your general contract. In need of assistance to understand the things needed to accomplish this. New home construction usually requires at least a 1.26 markup, and he’s quoting you less than 1.10. The contractor would then take … He still needs the markup money to pay overhead. I'm already seeing I huge change in the way I do business. I love reading your weekly newsletters and to this day, I am constantly revisiting and reading your archived articles. (Almost 1/4 of our mark up). July, 2013, I am a huge fan! he has dragged the build out for four months when it was supposed to be done in one. They should add about 10% to each of those and that will give you the total cost, Remember that if you get a bid for 10k and the project required more material, the contractor pays for it. We have always been profitable but now we purpose to be in control of our numbers and outcome. Most times the customer can’t understand why no contractor will take the job for $800, which is fair to them. Is there a… Read more ». I really did appreciate the fact that he has made it his mission to help people at an extremely reasonable rate. Major upgrades – $65,000 These were both invaluable to me as educational resources. the price is justified. Absolutely charge them for it, it’s not even a question. April, 2017, The class information was far beyond any expectations.April, 2017, Thank you again for all of your insights and knowledge...you've been an incredible source of growth for me and my business!April, 2017, I've been a client and a fan for awhile now, and enjoy the good advice and sounding board Michael provides. Small and medium-sized contractors need to mark up properly to stay in business. I got all of the demo done, redid all of the wiring and purchased all of the tile and major components and then got “sticker shock” at a $6,500 quote to get it finished (plus a attic ladder install) which is likely 90% labor. Hahaha most deliveries are less that $100, and sorry, but most contractors have no taste. This past July, I signed into a contract with a contractor to build a front porch on our house. We broke it all down. If you are contractor who purchases bulk items at Home Depot, Menards, Lowes, etc. September, 2014, Recently there was a tiny mix up with a book I ordered. If its my toilet I can sell it for whatever you’ll pay. I am buying two of each this time so I can hopefully keep a copy for myself. We really appreciate all you have done for us and the industry over the yearsDecember, 2016, Thank you for all your help over the years. Therefore you get illegal crews working under the table with no benefits and actual citizens out of work. Even having managed multiple types of businesses over 30 years, including contracting, I always find useful tips within the letters, or at the very least, reminders to put me back on track. Even though I've been a "Stoner" for over four years now, I took two pages of notes and it was such a helpful hour. . So we’d be around $34k no bathroom. Thank you for posting this, Michael. All the more reason it should be a job cost? I took the class 2 yrs ago and enjoyed it so much I thought I would REVISIT. If you’re pulling permits and managing the design, you’re the GC hiring a sub to do labor. Oh well, I’ll take it now, at 50 years of age. Contractor markup is a given when hiring a contractor for your project. I did agree to the price before the work started, but I never signed a contract. We feel like we now have a source to get the education we have needed to be successful. When my usual contractor came to look at the work, he said that there was a maximum of $800 in materials. I plan to take the rest . The general opening hours for a business. In addition, they were clear to tell me that means if a project involves more than one person doing work on the project, it means the total of all work (with all materials, etc for the project entirely) cannot hit the $500 mark or they all… Read more », This is a great article! So proper cost-plus pricing should allocate the overhead into the cost of the service or material provided, and then have a markup on top of that which would then be profit. October, 2018, Just wanted to say thanks for all you and Michael do. Since I did it all myself, yes it took a lot of time, being the first time. It’s hard to be fair and competitive. Sounds like there was no demo ($1200), you did electrical (correctly with dedicated 20 amp circuit? When you reread your contract, look for a policy that demands that living wage is paid to your subs. January, 2014, I was doing classes on OCE and saw this class. 3X markup is standard across the board. June, 2014, I'm on your MarkupandProfit newsletter list, a member of Construction Business Owners Group on LinkedIn, and I've purchased other products from you in the past, ie: Fast Track Estimating Software, and the Profitable Sales book. Most deliveries are between $20 and $70 depending on the deal you have with the supplier. And in some cases, I have heard our estimators say “we just know too much about these types of projects” – in other words, they have done them over and over and KNOW what problems will arise and add contingencies for it. It is not gouging its people trying to short the contractor. Is that average and normal? Look for another job where your efforts will be implemented and rewarded. One mistake can cost the contractor half a day for a crew of guys and who pays for it? I'm an Operations Manager and I struggle every day to get the current business owner to get on track to become more successful. I’m just now looking at an invoice for my mom that came in at $17,000 when the original estimate for the job was $11,000, and I’m trying to figure it out for her. Also if you buy the material you just voided your warranty with me. When you’re labor cost is 8 to 40% for workers compensation insurance and your general liability is at 5 % plus the average labor in prevailing wage act comes to around 800 a week plus other expenses your contractors make some where between 3.2% and 12% profit above a pay check weekly so if your project cost around 100k then @ 7 % he will make 7000 and that will take him between 3 to 6 months to complete and he will struggle to stay in business at… Read more ». April, 2016, I just returned home from taking Michael's 2 day live course in Baltimore, Md. Some will calculate it differently, quoting a lower markup percentage but adding a fixed management fee. Your newsletters are topics at many of our meetings and I have several of your books which have been of great benefit. I worked through it a little and am impressed at the ease of use - so much so that I decided that the best way to get up to speed quickly and take full advantage of the system would be to leverage your expertise through the training. I think it’s better to include these costs in your estimate as line items than to wing it with a percentage. Do you think I just mark up the different trades and sip a martini while you all make me boat loads of cash? One contractor wanted $2500.00, where I provide the material, and I do the demo. Call Hedley, the Construction Business Expert, at 800.851.8553, or visit his website at www.hardhatpresentations.com. Well obviously it doesn’t work that way.… Read more ». I finally started and its already changing how I think. March, 2020, I have been a massive fan of your valuable work since I first got in touch and took delivery of your Mark Up and Profit book many years ago. August, 2013, Thank you for your help and to tell you your customerservice is ***** stars. May, 2013, The articles on your blog are exceptional! What I see a lot clients asking for on large projects is for the GC to operate under a management contract, where the owner/ builder is responsible for the permits and liability and they pull their own inurance coverage. It is reasonable. He is only getting whatever material use to waterproof shower and tub. You’ll see things in the book that can help you find workarounds. The price is the price, how he arrived at that price is none of your business. Architects, prime contractors and designers are all guilty of not considering california prevailing wages for a detailed project or complying with labor code 2810. If you need to charge 150% to cover your overhead, you need to run a better business. What does material have to do with labor? I am required to carry a 20 million dollar policy just to be allowed in the building. Paying additional for time and expenses is exactly how it should be since these payments come out of your contractors pocket and are expected to reimbursed by you. Turns out the wording in the License Law & Reference Book is really specific, that if the non-licensed person does work (including all materials and overhead, etc) the person requires a license in California. In the end, if you cannot afford a remodel or project then you shouldn’t even consider doing it. March, 2016, I cannot thank you enough for your time. Use an overhead and profit blended markup rate combined for labor (labor markup should be between 20 percent and 40 percent) and material, equipment and subcontracts at whatever the market rate will allow (Example 8 percent) as follows: The blended markup rate would be $920,000 / $10,000,000 = 9.2 percent markup rate. Regardless of the breakdown, what they’re charging you is still too low. My point is, tools cost money, trucks cost money, regardless of whether they are being used for profit. So if you had tile work done with tile you bought for .88 a sf you think the cantractor should charge less in labor? September, 2015, (My friend) beat me up for years to read your mark up and profit. Markup is NOT profit. May, 2013, Though I don't always have time to read your newsletters, I always enjoy doing so. The information you provide is so valuable! I can’t payout labor and all other costs. The contract (not an estimate but a signed contract) laid out all of the work that was to be done and a final cost of $20,000 with payment to be made in three installments (1st @ $7,000 prior to work / 2nd at $6,000 after completion of framing / 3rd at $7,000 upon completion of job). That is: $4500 Master bath: floor, vanity countertop, tiling shower, and placing a stand alone tub. I thought $10,000.00 would include materials and finishes in that price. 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