I am wondering as a small electrical contractor, what you other guys are charging your customers(resedential) for adds and changes. I find myself playing the nice guy too often and either not charing for small adds or changes or only charging like $10 to add a receptacle even though there are already way more than necessary.Thanks for any responses..
Any adds or changes should be priced as what they are ---- Extra work or a change order if during a current contract. Price them the same way you do when you bid for a job. If there is no current contract at that location then you need to price them as a service call. If you wat to stay in business you have to make a profit. It does not have to be a large profit but it must cover more than your bare costs.
For resi i charge regular price if its added while were on the job at roughin stage. If its a special trip they get charged a service call ($50) plus the outlet price. For a move or remove, $50 per outlet once the conductors are landed.
For commercial, $75 to write the extra/change order and good ol' t&m to do it.
Thanks for all replies fellas. I am at the stage where I have a lot of work and not enough qualified help and all the " oh I forgot to tell you about " adds and changes are keeping me from keeping up with customer demand. I am learning to try and charge accordingly for extras and the like.