One of the many things, being in our business, that has become even more challenging given the current state of the labor market is estimating. In more “normal” times, giving an estimate was a fairly straightforward procedure; you listed the materials, applied a labor figure based upon either your personal experiences or used a rate book, added overhead and profit (you remember profit, don’t you?) and came up with an estimate that, more or less, both you and your customer
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Estimating and Vetting Employees in 2019
You simply have to be creative in how you price your jobs and estimate your labor.