The more big jobs I take on, the more I think I prefer smaller jobs. So far, my favorite bracket has been the 2000-2500 Sq ft homes, where I can usually earn $70-$90/hr, with fewer headaches by far than the big mansions I occasionally work in.
What, in your collective experience, is the best home size for overall profitability? Do you think smaller homes actually have more profit potential? Why or why not?
No experience nor do I have a real say but I would think smaller jobs would be. I mean for an example you spend two days on a big job bid the job for 600+. I don’t know your pricing nor how long it takes you to do a smaller home but say you schedule two smaller homes and do them in a day. Might not equal up to 600+ but the time spend is less. Idk sorry I’m rambling. Lol
We like the $300-$700 range. Currently my wife and I can complete that 2.5-7 hours in that range. Last year with a couple of subcontractors we were able to do several $900-$1500 days. I used to not like the bigger houses, but we now charge accordingly. They can be pain at times, but it’s funny how that pain goes away when that check gets deposited.
I am a fan of sun up to sun down houses. Anything that bleeds into a second day is no good for us. Cut down on drive time, plenty of time to build a strong relationship with the client, and makes scheduling easy.
Some of my smaller commercial accounts I can earn around $100-$250 an hour if I move it. Today I banged out a $85 job in 30 minutes and a $220 job in an hour and a half. On the flip side, I have jobs that I earn $25-30/hr but have full janitorial at those buildings so I make up that money elsewhere. CCU I earn $20/hr on windows, but once again make up for it on the actual cleaning of the houses. It makes for an attractive window cleaning price that I know other window cleaners can’t come near and it is still money in my pocket.
I hope so. I will be using it at a medical campus that has 3 buildings. Each building has around 200 panes that are 60 inches wide, 2 stories on each building. If all goes well I may record a video and post it in action.
Interesting topic. I did my first house last Friday and got it done in 3 hours. It was a mess, but I think I can shave that time down to 2-2.5 hrs. At that rate I could knock out 2 a day solo. Beggers can’t be choosers, but if I can fill my schedule with that range of money and size of house I’d be pumped. I bid a 14K sq ft house a couple weeks ago and haven’t heard back. In the long run that might be a good thing since the more I think about it, the more that house looks like a potential nightmare.