Out of state job

Off-topic discussion that doesn't pertain to the other forums.

Moderator: Jason Susnjara

User avatar
Gary Puckett
Wizard Member
Posts: 1324
Joined: Mon, May 19 2008, 1:39PM
Company Name: The Woodworkery
Location: Saint Charles, Missouri
Contact:

Out of state job

Postby Gary Puckett » Fri, May 29 2009, 9:49PM

Just got offered my first out of state job and I'm not quite sure how to charge for it.

I am located in St. Charles ,MO. and the job is in Mt. Vernon ILL. I'm told it's about a 3 hour drive.

The job involves building a piece of furniture to hold a 42" plasma TV to sit at the foot of a bed. The piece also has to match the furniture in the room. The TV will be on a lift.

My question is do you guys charge for mileage or a flat rate?

Thanks
Gary
HP Pavilion
Vista home Premium 64bit S. pack 2
AMD Phenom-X4
9850 Quad-Core Processor
6.0GB/Go Memory
1 TB/To Hard Drive
Nividia GeForce 9800 GT

User avatar
DanEpps
Wizard Member
Posts: 5852
Joined: Thu, Jul 28 2005, 10:18AM
Company Name: Dan Epps
Country: UNITED STATES
Location: Rocky Face GA

Re: Out of state job

Postby DanEpps » Sat, May 30 2009, 7:14AM

I think I would just bury the travel in the price of the piece. Calculate it using your normal rate for labor.

Why? Because that is productive time that you cannot do anything in the shop, thus you are losing that much in production.

If that causes the price of the piece to rise beyond what is acceptable to the customer you can tell them to ship one of the pieces you are to match to your shop. That would cut 6-8 hours of labor cost to them and you could still be productive in the shop.

User avatar
Gary Puckett
Wizard Member
Posts: 1324
Joined: Mon, May 19 2008, 1:39PM
Company Name: The Woodworkery
Location: Saint Charles, Missouri
Contact:

Re: Out of state job

Postby Gary Puckett » Sat, May 30 2009, 7:38AM

Thanks Dan,

That sounds like a plan, I might just charge him one way. This is suppose to be a 3 Million dollar home. The job is being offered to me from the Sound Room ( they specialize in audio components ) he says they have about $ 65,000.00 in equipment there.

Gary
HP Pavilion
Vista home Premium 64bit S. pack 2
AMD Phenom-X4
9850 Quad-Core Processor
6.0GB/Go Memory
1 TB/To Hard Drive
Nividia GeForce 9800 GT

User avatar
DanEpps
Wizard Member
Posts: 5852
Joined: Thu, Jul 28 2005, 10:18AM
Company Name: Dan Epps
Country: UNITED STATES
Location: Rocky Face GA

Re: Out of state job

Postby DanEpps » Sat, May 30 2009, 8:25AM

Gary Puckett wrote:...I might just charge him one way. This is suppose to be a 3 Million dollar home. The job is being offered to me from the Sound Room ( they specialize in audio components ) he says they have about $ 65,000.00 in equipment there...


In a $3 million home with $65K in A/V equipment, they can easily afford to pay BOTH ways. :wink:

User avatar
Gary Puckett
Wizard Member
Posts: 1324
Joined: Mon, May 19 2008, 1:39PM
Company Name: The Woodworkery
Location: Saint Charles, Missouri
Contact:

Re: Out of state job

Postby Gary Puckett » Sat, May 30 2009, 8:35AM

Oh well CHI CHING $$$$$ :joker: No really just trying to not get this piece out of hand, and to try and put a fair market value on it

Gary
HP Pavilion
Vista home Premium 64bit S. pack 2
AMD Phenom-X4
9850 Quad-Core Processor
6.0GB/Go Memory
1 TB/To Hard Drive
Nividia GeForce 9800 GT

User avatar
Peter Walsh
Guru Member
Posts: 460
Joined: Thu, May 19 2005, 3:15PM
Location: Palm Springs, Ca
Contact:

Re: Out of state job

Postby Peter Walsh » Sat, May 30 2009, 10:18AM

Always good to have a nice scenic drive built into the job.
regards,


Return to “Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests