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bcscabinets

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08-23-2018 12:14 PM

Just looking for some opinions. I have had my custom cabinet business for 5 years now. I charge 160 lf lowers 120 for uppers. I charge the same price for stain or paint grade. I am in central Texas. Anyone else in texas that can give some insight on if my prices are to low or high.

Thanks


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rwe2156

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#1 posted 08-23-2018 01:54 PM

Just call around to a couple commercial cabinet shops and ask them.

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YesHaveSome

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#2 posted 08-23-2018 02:07 PM

Seems really cheap (price-wise, not quality). I am flipping a house and bought RTA cabinets for a similar price.

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Rich

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#3 posted 08-24-2018 03:24 PM

It depends on what you’re selling. Those prices would be a bargain for quality all-wood cabinets with proper construction techniques and Blum or Grass hardware, or they could be a ripoff for pressboard crap that’s stapled together with a flat panel door mounted with fifty cent Chinese hinges.

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bcscabinets

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#4 posted 08-24-2018 04:27 PM

I build custom solid wood cabinets with quality hinges and drawer guides.

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#5 posted 08-24-2018 04:30 PM

250$ish a lf in Baton Rouge area.

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#6 posted 08-26-2018 01:02 AM

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#7 posted 09-13-2018 10:42 PM

Just a thought but check lowes and HD, and see what they are charging, try to compare as close as possible apples/apples and adjust accordingly.

One would expect to pay more for a quality cabinet from an independent shop, IMHO.

FWIW, your prices sound very low, but I’m in S FL.

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AlaskaGuy

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#8 posted 09-14-2018 12:09 AM

Not to be a smart but after five years in the business I would think you would have figured out your pricing structure. Are you making wages, overhead and profit? Do you win all your bids.

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Scap

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#9 posted 09-14-2018 01:03 AM



Not to be a smart but after five years in the business I would think you would have figured out your pricing structure. Are you making wages, overhead and profit? Do you win all your bids.

- AlaskaGuy

^^^ this ^^^
Other ideas from another salesman’s point of view.
Request bid tab info from the GC’s you bid.
Look at your capture ratio.
Also adjust your price based on how busy you are.

If you’re hungry, keep or drop your prices. If you’re swamped, raise your price.

Adjust quarterly based on materials and other fluctuating costs.

If you’re putting money in the bank, you might be where you need to be in your market.

One of the contractors I sell my product to has a theory. He doesn’t want to always be the low bid, he wants to be second lowest. That way he can dip down to win it if he has to, or if he can sell his quality of workmanship he’s making more money without hurting his bottom line.

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Fred Hargis

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#10 posted 09-14-2018 04:57 PM

We just re did our kitchen, and if I could have found a custom cabinet shop (most around me are out of business) that sold for that price, I would have agreed in a heartbeat (after seeing samples of your work).

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mathguy1981

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#11 posted 09-15-2018 12:15 AM

I’d like to place an order? Once my order ships, I’d suggest you raise your prices :).
In all seriousness listen to what Scap wrote about quarterly adjustments and capture ratio. I’m a numbers guy so of course I have lots of questions but if you’re looking for a general opinion, that sounds low for custom all plywood construction and solid wood frame and doors.

Where in Central Tx are you, I’m in San Antonio and may have not been joking on placing an order….

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