Transparent Contractor Pricing: How Burl Handles

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At Burl, we understand that remodels, repairs, and custom carpentry projects can involve unforeseen factors impacting the final cost. Here’s how we approach pricing:

Open Communication: We discuss your budget during initial consultations to recommend options that align with your financial goals.

Realistic Expectations: If your budget for a full-home remodel is $10,000 we’ll discuss realistic possibilities based on our experience vs. if your budget is $100,000 or more.

Ballpark Estimates: For smaller projects like door installation, we provide initial estimates to help with budgeting.

Focus on Labor: A significant portion of the cost involves skilled labor. To ensure quality, we use premium materials.

Competitive Pricing: We strive for rates comparable to independently sourced materials and subcontractors, with our markup included in the final cost.

Time & Materials vs. Fixed Rates: Most projects are based on time and materials, but we can also offer fixed-rate options that are typically at a 20% premium to account for the risk we take by guaranteeing a set cost.

This approach ensures transparency and helps you make informed decisions. Let’s discuss your project and find the perfect fit for your needs and budget!

Seattle Contractor Costs: Burl Team Expertise

Lead Carpenters

Every project benefits from the expertise of our lead carpenters. They combine hands-on mastery with project supervision.
$125

Project Managers

Every project benefits from dedicated project management. This includes tasks like permitting, material sourcing, and order coordination, ensuring a smooth and efficient project
$100

Carpenters

All projects require a carpenter. Expect rates to vary based on their experience level.
$80-100

Laborers / Helpers

Our crews often include a helper, typically someone in training. Their rates reflect their experience level.
$60-$80

Materials

We typically obtain contractor discounts (10-20%) on materials compared to retail prices, saving you money. This approach, similar to restaurants with food costs, allows us to offer competitive pricing and top-notch service while maintaining a skilled team; the difference is we share our actual costs.
15-20%

Subcontractors

We leverage our network of trusted subcontractors to secure competitive rates for you. A fair markup covers our expertise in project planning, permitting, quality control, and overall project coordination. This approach ensures you benefit from competitive pricing, expert guidance, and a sustainable company focused on delivering exceptional service.
15-20%

Overhead

Our hourly rates cover ongoing salaries and overhead expenses. The markup on materials provides our reserve funds and profit. This streamlined approach keeps your overall project cost competitive.
$0

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