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#11746 - 07/21/02 04:03 PM How much to mark up materials for billing
Douglas Tolman Offline
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Starting to work on my own and not sure about how much to mark up materials I buy to do jobs. Someone recommended 30%. Does that sound right? Any info would be helpful!

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#11747 - 07/21/02 05:59 PM Re: How much to mark up materials for billing
sparky Offline
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welcome Douglas.

I think it depends on the materials, i've noticed that lighting fixtures get marked up a lot more than say, romex.....

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#11748 - 07/21/02 06:57 PM Re: How much to mark up materials for billing
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I agree with Sparky. It depends on the customer and how well I bought the item. I'm going to mark anything up at least 10%, but if I got a good deal on a circuit breaker (say $10 for a normal retail $35) I would charge 20% over normal retail making my actual mark up 420%. I am always willing to load up on any item I know I will use eventually if the price is right. I just bought 100 GE 20 amp breakers because I could get them for $.70 ea.

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#11749 - 07/22/02 04:37 AM Re: How much to mark up materials for billing
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20-30% is usually good, depending on your overhead.

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