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Question DetailsAsked on 6/7/2017

Hourly rate for carpenter in Maine

General contractor doing repairs, painting jacking of buildings

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I am general contractor doing a variey of work restoring historic homes. Including stone foundation resetting, jacking of the buildings, replacing post and beam frames, restoring lead painted surfaces, with lead safe personal according to federal standards, window and door replacement. Charging $35.00 per hour per man including helpers.

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thegeneral46 gave you $35/hour - that is proably a pretty fair average handyman and miscellaneous small job "fix-it" general contractor rate - moving up to more in the $50/hour range commonly for full-capability general contractor billing rates - and that or more in very high priced areas. This would be for a substantial amount of work - just an hour or two commonly you are looking at about a $200-250 minimum charge.


Of course for specialty trades - plumber, HVAC, electrician, etc you are commonly looking at around $75-150 minimum service charge for the first 1/2 to 1 hour, and similar rate per hour beyond that.


Jacking of buildings - if you mean a bit of adjusting posts and piers foundation in a crawlspace then a general contractor can usually handle that - if you mean jacking the whole house up by the walls to level it, replace rottten framing, or work on the foundation - that is not normal work for a routine general contractor - you want a specialty (as prime contractor or as a GC's sub) firm in the Foundation Repair or House Moving category.

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