I wish I was in my 30s back in 1970. I would have ran a billion feet of aluminum romex.Back in the 70's The company I worked for had 40 or so on construction and 8 service trucks.
The service trucks did 1 hour jobs up to $15,000 jobs. They would be little stores in a mall, traffic lights in Vegerville, a Giant tow-able Hovercraft in a farmers field that was to be heading up north or something like that. I think rates were like $30 an hour back then.
Damn I had an interesting job back then.
The company I worked for actually never ran that stuff. Us service guys would install an electric drier or an extra circuit but the company generally stayed away from resi.I wish I was in my 30s back in 1970. I would have ran a billion feet of aluminum romex.
raise your rate 10% and you will see how easy it is. Based on an average of 1000 billable hours an additional $10 will put 10 grand in your pocket at years end and I don't know your thinking but me 10 grand is 10 grand.I need to raise my rates , I charge only $100 an hr for myself.
Something to occupy our time between contractsHow do you define service work,
In step with my local demographics , with consideration as to circumstancesand what is your average hourly rate?
i.e.- blue haired old lady w/tripped GFCI vs. arrogant tourist with hot tub issues....
$65,000/$170 per hour is roughly 382 hours billed in one month. Dividing that by all 31 days in the month is just over 12 hours a day every day of the month. Am I interpreting this correctly?electricmalone said:Anything that isn't new construction, under $30k, and only needs one inspection. We bill out (on the low side from my experience) $125/hr for just me, and an additional $45/hr for apprentice. ($40,000 last month, headed for $65,000 this month)