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Old 09-16-2019, 07:50 PM   #1
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Question Need Help with Residential Quotes

Hi, I haven't been to the forums in a long time. Im 31yo and my father is retiring and leaving me with a real s**t show. There is no real transition and I am going to be lost on so many subjects.
Most importantly is actually how to quote for new construction single family homes in the Philadelphia area.
Ill be willing to venmo someone to help me draw up competitive quotes for these houses.
Im also looking for a price guideline book. which will be like gold to me because we have never put anything on paper. My employees would be on a private job and call my dad and my dad would pull the number straight out of the air. Im trying to be a little bit more concrete.

Please no s**t talking. Im doing the best i can. If i posted this wrong or if I broke any community rules by soliciting, Im Sorry.

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Old 09-16-2019, 08:20 PM   #2
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to be honest I read some of your back posts not that you have many for being a member 7 years....
so what have you been doing the last five years? you asked about quotes over 5 years ago and you still dont know what your doing???
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to be honest I read some of your back posts not that you have many for being a member 7 years....
so what have you been doing the last five years? you asked about quotes over 5 years ago and you still dont know what your doing???
He learned to crimp pex 5 years ago so that tell us he's still new at the trade. I think all he did was work and was never involved with the administration side of things.
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He learned to crimp pex 5 years ago so that tell us he's still new at the trade. I think all he did was work and was never involved with the administration side of things.
That was the problem. I never spent a single day in the office. Ive been working for my fathers business for 11 years out in the field. My pex skills have skyrocketed since then, thanks for asking lol. And im not really the type to be on forums every single day.

But seriously though. Any serious inquires please.
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to be honest I read some of your back posts not that you have many for being a member 7 years....
so what have you been doing the last five years? you asked about quotes over 5 years ago and you still dont know what your doing???

So I have a 3-story with 5 1/2 bathrooms. 50' of main drain with standpipe and sump pump and sewage ejector.
I have 40' of 4" stack. 40' of 2" stack.
Curbtrap into house 12'
Half water service 12'
Kitchen
80 gallon gas HWH
GasTite 80'

Any ideas?
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So I have a 3-story with 5 1/2 bathrooms. 50' of main drain with standpipe and sump pump and sewage ejector.
I have 40' of 4" stack. 40' of 2" stack.
Curbtrap into house 12'
Half water service 12'
Kitchen
80 gallon gas HWH
GasTite 80'

Any ideas?

you need to ask local companies this, as pricing has crazy differences by region..you should have some sort of business association of plumbers in your area...
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If you really want to learn how to bid you need to break down the first dozen bids you do down to the fitting,pipe and fixture. Then you already know what it takes labor wise to install the stuff, so then you would need to OHP to your material and labor cost. Shtrnsdownhill is right that the labor and material cost region to region can be drastically different.
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So I have a 3-story with 5 1/2 bathrooms. 50' of main drain with standpipe and sump pump and sewage ejector.
I have 40' of 4" stack. 40' of 2" stack.
Curbtrap into house 12'
Half water service 12'
Kitchen
80 gallon gas HWH
GasTite 80'

Any ideas?

ok you have been working in the field, cant you see what your father is billing? invoices, paid bills? if your taking over the business why wont your father go over this stuff with you for the transition? something smells rotten in denmark.....you think your father would be happy your going to keep the business going and would help you out...
is he making money? must be if hes still in business...???
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ok you have been working in the field, cant you see what your father is billing? invoices, paid bills? if your taking over the business why wont your father go over this stuff with you for the transition? something smells rotten in denmark.....you think your father would be happy your going to keep the business going and would help you out...
is he making money? must be if hes still in business...???
I sense a disturbance in the force... More like a big dispute.
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I sense a disturbance in the force... More like a big dispute.
What? Like the fact that I hate the "something smells rotten in Denmark" I know where it's from but I think I just got triggered. ok I couldn't keep a straight face for long.

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