View Full Version : Talking Prices and time to get the job done

11-01-2007, 01:16 AM
Lets get something going about what everyone is charging for various lights and decorations and how long it takes... ex I am charging about 3 bucks a foot for c-9 lights installed, take down, and storage on easy roofs(no crazy pitches). I try for about 22-30 per strand for mini's depending of the scope of the work. I am Getting 200-250 for a pre lit wreath. I know some things like trees are hard but I priced an 8 ft evergreen today at 150 I think I was a little low but it should be easy to do. I know some of you helped me out the other day with garland as I had not done any of that and I appreciate that a lot. So I have started now it's your turn...:waving:

David Gretzmier
11-02-2007, 01:11 AM
I'm at 6.50 per foot on c-9's for all roofs, 4 foot wreath is 209, 5 foot is 429, 7 foot is 599-699 depending on height.all are HBL wreaths. mini's are 25 per 100 installed. trees may be hard, but can gobble 10 strands in an hour or so.

11-02-2007, 02:21 AM
Man that C-9 price is good. Makes me think I should raise some prices. I think we are pretty close on everything else. Where do you get your wreath's from? We get ours at christmaslightsetc. What is your average length on the C 9 install. I have some that are probably priced at 6.5 per foot but they are smaller jobs. I don't see how I could get that on a larger job. I just did my own house today with a little over 300ft of roof line and it took me and one of my guys a little over 2hrs. It was a little slow but we are just getting back into things. Maybe I am leaving too much money on the table though... I hope a few others chime in

11-02-2007, 09:40 AM
I wish we ccould get 6.50 a foot!! We get 3.50 to 4.00 a foot, and still make decent cash. 2 hours for 300 ft on a roof insn't bad.

11-02-2007, 01:49 PM
I wish we ccould get 6.50 a foot!! We get 3.50 to 4.00 a foot, and still make decent cash. 2 hours for 300 ft on a roof insn't bad.

It was about 4.5 man hours with the two of us. I would like to get that down a little so I can do more jobs in a day. After thinking more we are getting closer to $ 4 a foot but that still in nowhere close to David.

11-02-2007, 11:42 PM
That's funny to think what the Village Lighting Co. Contractor's Pack DVD says to charge per foot of C-9 (although I don't think their pricing includes servicing)- I think it's $2.50ish

11-02-2007, 11:48 PM
I havn't heard good things about them....

11-02-2007, 11:58 PM
I haven't heard much at all- but I ordered the DVD to train some of my guys before I could get them anywhere and do our hands on stuff.

Actually, their minis seem pretty cool. They really do throw off a different reflection than the traditional candle-type bulbs. As far as their C-7/9 socket, the trigger clip looks very sturdy and easy to use; haven't seen or used this product though. It would be great for some actual feedback from those using.

09-18-2008, 12:01 AM
I know this is an old post, but I was wondering if someone that has ordered (recently preferred) the Village Lighting Co pro training cd kit, how much it was? I am going out of the area for a little bit, and wanted a heads up before I call them. Thanks!

09-18-2008, 12:35 AM
So many better places to get info for free, and better products... Just read through these threads...