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Old 01-10-2007, 08:39 PM   #1
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Here is a link to a nice business cost/overhead calculator.

http://www.masterplumbers.com/utilities/costcalc/
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:26 PM   #2
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Speedy Petey, thats a good link. I've been checking myself with that calculator for a few years now. I suggest it to anyone here who has not used it before.
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the accounting package we use give me daily access to this information. realy helps to let you catch a problem job early
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I know this is an old thread but, the calculator might be helpful.
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i wish i could see far enough ahead to plan a whole year out.......~CS~
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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I know this is an old thread but, the calculator might be helpful.
That's cool That is post#6 out of 698,535...

Cool calculator.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:02 PM   #7
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Dewalt also offers a cost calculator for 4.99 after you download their free app for iPhone/iPad

http://www.dewalt.cengage.com/mobilepro/
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I got $11.83....
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I got $11.83....
Thats awesome...

.....your phone will never stop ringing at that price....

......that's assuming you can afford to have a phone and advertise at that price.

Ya might might to run it again
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D*mn the torpedoes.....

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Mine came up to $30/hour cash, but I didn't see an option to give a credit if your customers were paying for your lunch?
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I have a better solution. Invest in an electrical estimating program, I use a program called Turbobid (great program) to help me figure out my EXACT costs...no guessing.
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I came out to be $52/hr. I guess I must have low overhead than most
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Did you make allowances for:
- retirement
- medical insurance
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Did you figure billing 40 hours a week?
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Here is a different approach that I found helpful. Watch the video and see if this works for you. Really for a service company and not for new construction. It is more focused on the sales and less on the overhead expenses.

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It is easier to reverse engineer it this way. Focus on the goal amount of revenue then work backwards to get expenses. If you are not priced correctly you will never make any money no matter what expenses you cut. Looking at what you charge is more important to me than anything else. Being the cheapest guy around is a race to the bottom.

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Is it me or is this link geared up for plumbers? Yea I think plumbers.

What's everyone charge to change out a 2 prong oulet for a 3 prong with added ground tale? I have like 20 to do. And also switch, outlet opening. I am trying to come up with a good price for a rough opening. On the rough that is. That price would include finish work also. I am in the north jersey area.
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Is it me or is this link geared up for plumbers? Yea I think plumbers.

What's everyone charge to change out a 2 prong oulet for a 3 prong with added ground tale? I have like 20 to do. And also switch, outlet opening. I am trying to come up with a good price for a rough opening. On the rough that is. That price would include finish work also. I am in the north jersey area.

Pricing questions are really not relevant. What I charge has not bearing on what your COBDs are.
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I have saved this and pulled this out multiple times.
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