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#193013 03/15/10 09:22 PM
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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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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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Do you get that number doing a square footage price or per opening?

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history of past projects,man hours and material

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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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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


Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

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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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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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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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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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