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9" stain grade baseboard installation8/13
I've been asked to quote the installation of 9" x 3/4" stain grade select alder base throughout a 12,000 + sq ft home.
Not all sales are a good sale. The think that also stands out to me is Alder. It dents if you look at it sideways. Every time you drive a nail you have an opportunity to dent it. Prefinished?
Figurer what you think it will take and double it. Twice if it doesn't seem like enough. Then go look for an easier job.
Listen to the part of you that says hourly- your post strikes me as coming from some one who won't kill the clock.
I would not walk away from a 12,000 sq ft house. Do you think these people are looking for a budget job? Talk with the contractor and be sure you know what they are looking for. There will be an Architect for sure. I am going to take a wild guess and say these people have money and it is not their first home.
Like the comment above, estimate what it would take you do to it, double that number and add a healthy profit.
If you get the job, it may lead to more work in the house and these are the jobs where you will make some good money. I would not do a job like this as time and materials. You can make a lot more bidding it.
Also, if you get it, put only a couple of guys on the job, your very best at the skill level and also customer relations.
If the owner, architect and builder gain confidence in your ability, they will give you work throughout the house. Money is not the issue here and there is no reason anyone should loose money on a 12,000 sq ft home.
can you use a shoe mold?
The builder is charging 20%. The Architect is charging 5-10%. The Designer is charging less than 5%.
Those guys want you to charge as much as possible. The customer wants it done asap. They don't really care if it costs another $50k. The builder would be more concerned about the quality and the guys getting it done in a reasonable amount of time. I would guarantee to have all of my guys work overtime(50hrs/week) at whatever rate you feel comfortable. If he balks go double on a liberal estimate.
I agree with Paul bid this job and don't do t&m. Figure every piece you will have to scribe and make sure you add a good profit. Hopefully the GC hasen't blown the budget yet .
Ballpark price would be 3.50 - 5.00 per lf depending on how cut up the house is and how profiled the base is.
Alder is a terrible choice for base! 9" wide, one piece will have all sorts of issues. I hope the back-out cut is enough to offset the non-flat nature of it. Finding that much 9" was probably a struggle for the mill shop. If they glued for width maybe it will be a little more stable. Copes will be a struggle. If you price it three times as high as you think it should be, you shouldn't loose a lot of $.