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Old 04-24-2013, 11:13 PM
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How Do You Charge For Repair Work?

I charge so much per hour per man, plus charge retail price for all parts that I use to fix system. Is this the most common way? Just curious how everyone else does it. Because I got a guy that wants me to replace all of his heads, which is 85, plus replace his clock. So should I charge markup on heads, which is retail price, plus my hourly rate? Please Help!
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:55 PM
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Why not?
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:29 AM
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I'm confused are you running a business or non-profit? Maybe a little cut in the rate for a larger project but you have to make money.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:39 AM
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I'm confused are you running a business or non-profit? Maybe a little cut in the rate for a larger project but you have to make money.
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IMO, material markups cover the cost of managing & stocking inventory along with any potential warranty work. I also believe if you pay retail ... then charge retail.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:28 PM
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IMO, material markups cover the cost of managing & stocking inventory along with any potential warranty work. I also believe if you pay retail ... then charge retail.
Very correct, also we shouldn't be paying retail unless its closer to get an oddball item at a local hardware store rather driving to a supply house, then just eat that little profit. I still am amazed how guys want to get into a business and then try to figure out how to make money doing it. Should be the other way around.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:22 PM
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In my opinion,

Renovating an existing system should always be T&M. Provide a good faith estimate price to do the such work when projects are large. If you are good you keep it to the price you provided.

Installations always are bids set price.


Time and Material billing is generally the best. You should know what you are doing though as far as diagnoses , repairs and recommendations. Don't waste your time and there money. The goal is to be as efficient as possible. Other's do it differently.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:01 AM
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Service call fee, hourly rate, and as much mark up as the client will tolerate. When doing large quantities like you mentioned, you can afford to bring the mark up rate down.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:11 AM
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Sounds about right unless you have so many guys standing around like city workers. One working, 3 watching. lol
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:26 PM
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If you can't make 45% mark-up on parts and still not be above list, something is wrong.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:25 PM
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I get my parts at contractor price, which is for example $6 for a Rainbird
5000. And I sell them for $18 a head, plus my hourly rate. What do you guys charge per per rotor head, spray head, and ect?
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