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Thread: Estimating Advice

  1. #11
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    The only thing you can do to make sense of it all is to keep track of the labor on every job you do. After a while you will have a database of how long it takes you
    Why would anyone spend years doing this when the industry has spent decades accumulating data that has given us labor units already published?

    What you do is keep track of your jobs broken down into the main labor codes, and then adjust for your companies performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdslotz View Post
    Why would anyone spend years doing this when the industry has spent decades accumulating data that has given us labor units already published?

    What you do is keep track of your jobs broken down into the main labor codes, and then adjust for your companies performance
    In a word, proficiency. If you do all of one type of building like we did, 3 to 4 story hotels, primarily wood framed, you will find that your estimates are a fair clip lower than book rates or estimating software. A lower bid than your competitors gets the contract
    Electricians do it until it Hertz!

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