Average Costs

The national average cost is $1,000 - $1,500+

The average cost to hire a local professional will average about $1,000-$1,500, with some consumers spending over $7,000 or more. So choosing the right professional the first time is of the essence.

The average cost to hire a local professional can vary widely depending on the work that needs to be performed, they region in which you are located and how fast you need the project completed. So choosing the right professional the first time is of the essence.

Billing:

Hourly Rate - Some companies charge by the hour.

Flat Rate Per Job -  Some companies charge a flat rate for the work they do.

Recognize that there are several variables in developing the price. These include: 

  • Time that it takes to complete the project.
  • How many technicians are working on your project.
  • Was it an after hours emergency
  • With many more aspects that may add to the cost

Remember, the company quoting a low rate may not necessarily be the right  company for you. Some  companies may offer low hourly rates, but then charge additional "fees" to complete the job. 

You may also need to consider that most  companies charge a higher rate for overtime, weekends, holidays and emergency calls.

The best rule of hand is to get an itemized estimate so you know exactly what is expected from the local company.

Basic Information

General Contractors Knowledge

General contractors often start out as construction workers. While gaining work experience, they learn about different aspects of construction, including:

  • Masonry, 
  • Carpentry, 
  • Framing, and 
  • Plumbing.
  • Electrical 
  • Landscaping

General contractors communicate with subcontractors and are involved in every aspect of the construction project.

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