Ok guys, I know that prices vary from region to region, but is there some kind of pricing configuration for log homes? Since I have taken over the family business, I have not had the pleasure of billing out a log home. I have had plenty of experience in wiring them, but my father always did the pricing.
On normal residential homes, I charge by the opening and very rarely by the sq. foot. But on a log house, it would seem that the labor cost just can't be accounted for until you are finished, and a square foot estimate would be the best way.
Am I close or just standing out in left feild without a clue? And what are the going rates in your areas. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
If you are in the Long Island area I would like to assist with the installation. I have seen a log home wired on TV one time. (HomeTime) It seems there are many many factors to consider when wiring them. I Would like to see one wired up, start to finish.
Mr.t[eeland], I don't know about log cabins, because I'm an estimator for a commercial/industrial contractor. I will say that I never "square foot" an estimate (unless I'm trying to give the customer a "ballpark" figure). I do a detailed, indexed take off, apply pricing and labor, tax, any quoted materials, profit and overhead, equipment rental, etc., etc., etc. You would be wise to look into a book by Ed Tyler called "Estimating Electrical Construction". It has information on residential applications that I'm sure would help. Regards, Doc