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Question DetailsAsked on 1/23/2017

hourly rate for minor home remodel in Illinois

Build and finish wall in private residence.

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Depends on what type of contractor you get - a general contractor may bill at say $50-100/hour for his workers, a Handyman maybe $25-50 commonly but occasionally higher or lower. An unemployed carpenter or an illegal immigrant standing outside Home Depot may charge $10-20/hr. Wide range, and of course if you are getting a licensed contractor with bonding and insurance (see AL article on that here -

then of course the hourly cost goes up - as it does for established larger volume contractors with company vehicles, an office or shop facility (not just his home), employees on payroll rather than daily-hires, etc.

And remember - the reputation and reviews (Search the List under Remodeling - General Contractor or Handymen) of the contractor matter a whole lot more with repect to finished quality and ability to back his work than price does.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD


Here is another previous response I gave on the risks of paying by the hour, FYI -

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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