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Old 12-26-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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I was wondering what other electrical contractors are getting for the generac generators with installation.
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I was wondering what other electrical contractors are getting for the generac generators with installation.
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Welcome to the Forum. What type of system and what kw?

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Around $12k for an 18K supply and install.
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8kW and 20kW units
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:50 PM   #5
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No where near enough details.
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No where near enough details.
Agree. I base every job on the specific installation.

Typically it's the genset plus mark up, and at minimum a full day for two guys. This includes pick up and delivery of the unit.
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The cost YOUR PRIDE Not a fan of Generac.
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You're in luck, I just priced a 20 kw, delivered , installed, $15,900
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You're in luck, I just priced a 20 kw, delivered , installed, $15,900
how much of that was for propane tank and gas??
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$0.............
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$0.............
I bid on a 18KW. unit with 400a transfer switch AND 500 gal. in ground tank (3) years ago.. my price was $19,500.00.. lost the job.

You are lucky they are going for good money by you..
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I bid on a 18KW. unit with 400a transfer switch AND 500 gal. in ground tank (3) years ago.. my price was $19,500.00.. lost the job.

You are lucky they are going for good money by you..

They're normally not, and there's normally very liitle to be made on these. Alot of this is conduit work, as the generator is a good ways from the house, and I need a 3r se rated transfer switch.

There's definately not much money in selling these.
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They're normally not, and there's normally very liitle to be made on these. Alot of this is conduit work, as the generator is a good ways from the house, and I need a 3r se rated transfer switch.

There's definately not much money in selling these.
I was getting $20,000.00 for a 16k with 500 gal. in ground tank when I started (8) years ago.. now the same job is $12,000.00..
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I was getting $20,000.00 for a 16k with 500 gal. in ground tank when I started (8) years ago.. now the same job is $12,000.00..


No, the same job should be the same price, you just do less of them if necassary. But don't drop your price.
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No, the same job should be the same price, you just do less of them if necassary. But don't drop your price.
Jobs go out to bid.. that is what the bids come in at..

Either you work for less or you don't get any work.. just the way it is..
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Jobs go out to bid.. that is what the bids come in at..

Either you work for less or you don't get any work.. just the way it is..

Around you anyway. I'm busy and have raised my prices, not dropped.
You preach this mess so much you actually believe it. I've got advise for you, start believing you're worth more. For all you know, when a GC tell you that you lost, and the job went for XXX dollars, he's probably lying and buttering you up for next time. Quit falling for it.
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Around you anyway. I'm busy and have raised my prices, not dropped.
You preach this mess so much you actually believe it. I've got advise for you, start believing you're worth more. For all you know, when a GC tell you that you lost, and the job went for XXX dollars, he's probably lying and buttering you up for next time. Quit falling for it.
I send in a bid and get a thank-you letter tell me I lost the job.. there are no games being played..
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I send in a bid and get a thank-you letter tell me I lost the job.. there are no games being played..



Getting someone to drop their prices by 40% when the cost of business has gone up? I would hope someone's playing games. I hope you're not naturally that silly.
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Generally, we are on the middle to high end. But, for a first customer sometimes I lowball just to get in with them. They always love us and we have a customer for life. We slowly raise our rates a little at a time. This is based on several things of course. The bid isn't for a GC, Craigslister type. If it looks like a good solid customer with future potential we are willing to go a little low just to get in. Most of the time it works but occasionally it doesn't.
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Getting someone to drop their prices by 40% when the cost of business has gone up? I would hope someone's playing games. I hope you're not naturally that silly.
I'm telling you what goes on.. you think it's "silly" or stupid.. fine..

This is how things are running up here...

So your saying I should raise my prices, lose all the bids, and go belly up because now I have NO money coming in... what a business plan that is..

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