Subcontractors – Paying (cont., pg. 6)

 

Types of Subcontractors and How They Are Paid


Drywall

You’ll get one price for a completed job, based on a price per square foot of wall board that is hung and finished.

You provide the drywall.  The sub provides all hanging and finishing materials.

 

There are two ways to pay.

Some drywall contractors will agree to one payment when the entire job is done, hanging and finishing.

But most expect a partial payment after hanging of board is complete.


There’s nothing wrong with that.
That’s how most of my jobs are handIed.  I usually pay 50% of the total contract price when the hanging is complete.

 

Flatwork  (concrete)

Concrete flatwork (driveways, sidewalks, patios) contractors are paid a specified price per square foot of concrete poured and finished.

You provide the concrete.  He provides all materials needed for forming.

Make one payment when the job is finished.

Trim Carpentry

Trim carpenters charge a basic price per square foot of house.

That covers labor to install base board, shoe mould, window trim, hanging doors, door trim, and installing door locks and door stops.

Extra charges are made for installing crown mould, building stairs, and fireplace mantles, among other things.

Have him measure everything in advance to that you can agree upon a total price before you hire him.

It’s ok to make a partial payment if the job takes more than a week.  He’ll have to make a special trip back after flooring is installed to install shoe mould.  Withhold some payment until that is done.  Anywhere from $300 - $500 if fair, depending how much work is left.

 


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