Oh, Texas,I am getting told that I am too High! Let me tell you what I do. I custom install GRC, no factory 90's used. All custom bent. I design the systems, and cad them, and install them. We fab most, if not all of our own bracing and racking. We carry a Bobcat 225g around with us. My electricians are welders as well as electricians. All out of town work. Mostly west Texas, and South Texas. In the Shales, mostly Oil field support facilities. My profit margin on this hovers around 20%. I mark up my materials 10% and my labor 35%. I feel like I'm under paying my help. My top Journeyman makes 24.00 per hour. They get around 40.00 per day perdiem. Double bunking in rooms. Ect... I think I am cheap! to the point, someone might call me cutthroat! I don't want to be called that. But, I want to be fair to my customers. Or, is it just the customers trying to keep me down? Seems they all are like that. I haven't had any problems picking up work. So, I don't think we are too high. If any thing, I think I'm too low. Some might think I'm foolish putting all this out there. But, I don't care, I just want to be fair. Any thoughts?
Land of the rich and getting richer. Anti worker state.
I say double your rates...