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Posted on What's An Average Margin on Lumber and Materials for Your Work?

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#1 posted 12-31-2009 03:25 PM

Just me 2 cents added here…

I don’t put all materials into the same bucket; hardware can be quite expensive at times so it will be marked up less than other materials. Typically for specialty hardware I charge 10% above retail and other materials 20 – 30% above retail. With that being said I add my labor, my overhead rate, my markup and I have one more box called “Misc” This is where I decide if the project is undervalued, I will increase the price. This will allow me some flexibility in pricing.

Once again just my 2 cents!

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