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#193013 - 03/15/10 06:22 PM New construction
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Loc: Long Island, NY
Hello everyone. I am a licensed electrical contractor and have just started my business about 2 years ago. I am currently bidding on a 2000 square foot spec house. The house has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The only extras are thee recessed lights and a ceiling fan in the master bedroom. I came up with $7700 without the service. How does that compare to how you all calculate your jobs

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#193015 - 03/15/10 07:03 PM Re: New construction [Re: HayesElect]
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Registered: 02/23/08
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Loc: Missouri
A similar 3 bedroom 2.5 bath spec would bid at 4500.00 around here but with the down economy some are bidding even lower.Hard times drive down the price.

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#193022 - 03/15/10 10:50 PM Re: New construction [Re: Rewire]
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Do you get that number doing a square footage price or per opening?

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#193036 - 03/16/10 03:57 PM Re: New construction [Re: HayesElect]
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history of past projects,man hours and material

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#193040 - 03/16/10 05:00 PM Re: New construction [Re: Rewire]
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Registered: 04/03/02
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Hayes:

Welcome to ECN!

Remember...labor factor for your location!

Members here are in a lot of locations on this planet, and all over the USA!
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#193047 - 03/16/10 10:44 PM Re: New construction [Re: HotLine1]
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Hayes .,please do welcome to the fourms in here.

For the simauir size house in France it typical run about €5,200 but it will varies depending on the construction and the materals it will be used and the customer request if they want add something to the list.

Merci,Marc
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#193054 - 03/17/10 07:17 AM Re: New construction [Re: frenchelectrican]
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In our area we have no license requirement and limited inspections so anyone who can afford the price of hand tools can wire a house which depresses the price.

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#193066 - 03/17/10 10:32 PM Re: New construction [Re: Rewire]
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Registered: 06/16/04
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Loc: Sacramento, CA
Out my way prices are depressed by Residential Electricians crossing over into low-end Commercial Bidding.

After their first significant jobs they're broke.

The reverse is true: Commercial Electricians loose their shirts jumping into Residential Bidding.

They are really two separate worlds.

Assuming this is a one-of-a-kind house the REAL issue is the General Contractor. His skill and moxie, and honor, is critical for anyone making a 'tight' bid.

And just why is it NOW that this fella needs a NEW EC?

What happened to his established pals? Did he burn them? Is he in credit trouble? A SPEC house -- in today's market? Are you kidding? Who's his banker? Are they in trouble with the FDIC?

Do your research. This is the WORST time in the market cycle to take on risk; so naturally every contractor is cutting prices to the bone so that they can lose money while in the rain instead of losing money staying at home.
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#193070 - 03/18/10 07:01 AM Re: New construction [Re: Tesla]
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I have seen more residential electricians come and go over the years that one can imagine. They jump in residential as the easy market, cut prices, make a fair living, then go bankrupt. The GC does not care bottom line low prices.

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#193071 - 03/18/10 07:04 AM Re: New construction [Re: HayesElect]
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I have a 3700 sq ft living area in Florida. My GC's residential electrician did it turnkey for $6500 last year.
I did furnish all my light fixtures.

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