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08-11-2011 03:02 AM
I need some help with a commercial bid. Im a bit of a rookie here. Ive been doing custom work for hire since 2008 and we opened shop full time 14 months ago so im still on a huge learning curve here.
Mostly do residential jobs and im more used to being too high for a persons budget. As a small shop we do whatever we get. We did have great success on a large commercial job in the recent past, it was about 170 lf of laminate melamine cabinets slab doors and frameless const and we did all of the counter tops also they and they were square edge.
A guy contacted me, througb a phone campaign efferts, where i just call numbers on signs/billboards. They are looking for a new cabinet guy. Stated their guy has other priorities and is very “independent”.
The job us really small, about 40 lf of cabinet and 100 sf of laminate square edge counter tops. My last lam job i sold for 130 lf and the tops sold at 15 sf installed. So this bid i quoted 140 lf and 20 sf tops installed. The guy was really nice to me, gave me a good preaching to, and in a nut shell told me my numbers were too low and i needee to give this another look and provide him with new numbers.
I hate guessing games, never any good at sherades. I just want to provide a fair bid.
I do plan to go back to the drawing boards and run more detailed numbers and i will certainly increase my numbers while figuring my exact costs related to this job.
What i would love to know is a general ball park figure commercial guys are getting for their custom cabinets. I know it will differ from region to region. Hut who knows, maybe i can learn something from the more exp.
Thanks for any adv.
Loren, if you read this, chime in, you seem to always have a nugget i can use here and there.