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Old 09-30-2006, 12:30 PM  
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Default 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.

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Old 09-30-2006, 06:28 PM  
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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.
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Default Yup.

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

Remember the extra *******"tax".

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