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TxBuilder 09-30-2006 12:30 PM

1/3, 2/3 rule
Anyone agree/heard that as a general rule of thumb a contractor gets paid 2x the cost of the materials?

So if materials were 700 a contractor would charge 1400 for labor.

Square Eye 09-30-2006 06:28 PM


Actually, it depends on the job, level of difficulty, time involved, number of helpers I'll have to have..

As a general rule, you may be close, then again, you may be underestimating.
There is no rule carved in stone for contractor pricing.

inspectorD 09-30-2006 06:53 PM

Missed one....also depends on customer participation, and additude.:D

Remember the extra *******"tax".;)

Glad I could help.:rolleyes:

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