Boy did you say it 66' !
I suppose we could go out and spend a lot of $$$$ on fancy software, i'm just afraid it'll be smarter than me
I make a point of trading notes with all my local competition, no complaints as wet. No one of us wants to be the "low" guy, or the "high" guy all the time.
I see a lot of pricing per stop. I do a lot of bids that way. One thing i did do, is list every residential electrical item as a pre-bid questionaire, cuts down on the woulda-coulda-shoulda's.
I even have seen "old-work" pricing per stop, usually double new construction.
I found a supplier who has "lighting" people that will actually come to the job, or the customer can go to the showroom. Residentiallly, this is usually the biggest hurtle, deciding on lighting.
This works well, but there are always those who cannot extricate thier cranium from thier large intestine no matter how much prompting is offered. So i do lighting allowances for them.
One interesting thing, is service quotes, for instance, in my area, a 100A 20Circuit, 2/3 seu , fairly normal residential service update , with all the fixin's ,will be from
$600-$800. How 'bout down your way?
Keep you chin up 66', this is "tire kicker" season, i'm pumpin' out bids one after another, most of whom just want to see what they can do in the market.