Pricing carpet stretching

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  1. Gnu

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    Hey guys, I have a job tomarrow to restretch some carpets a competitor got wild with an old rx unit.
    I havent stretched carpets in forever. I always avoid carpet repairs because everytime it is always expected to be a freebie. But, I was cleaning a 3600 home and a customer saw the van and just wants stretching done down the street.
    Charge by the room, foot? and how much should I charge these days? :confused:
    Thanks in advance!!!
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    I am looking forward to see the answers you receive, I am learning this service now and have seen alot of need, but dont know how to price.

    I normally pass this onto a company used by one of my family memebers. The company shows up with the owner and 6 mexicans, they do good work, for the 15 minutes they are there.

    He charged $185 to stretch one room with two sides and around a closet.

    Charged $220 for two small rooms, 10x15 and 10x12

    Dont know if that helps. This also includes nailing down a second row of tack strips.
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    My price in central Missouri is $75 minimum for simple 8 point stretch with few or no obstacles, such as fireplaces and closets. Price increases for large rooms requiring dead man, and tearing up and replacing seams. Basically $100 per hour. Hope that helps.
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    Our company hired carpet installers on a regular basis. For new installs, the rate was between $2.50 and $3.50 per sq. yd. depending upon the complexity of the install. Reinstalling a carpet was usually $2 per sq. yd. This was from 2000 to 2005. Prices may have changed with time and location. I would also expect a one time job to pay more than what we paid for installs done almost every week.
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    Basically you can charge your price; however I charged the same as cleaning if not more. Most charge by the Sqft. just like installation.
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    ROFLMAOA!!!HAHAHAHAHAHHAA

    I know youre not lying, and you might get some heat over that remark, however, it's hiiiilllarrioouussss.

    THIS.

    AVG $100 an hr and also depends on if I have to move furniture and or reinforce tack strips.
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    We specialize in carpet stretching and patching on a nationwide scale. It's impossible to give you a proper answer about how much to charge. There's just too many variables. How much furniture to move? How many seams need to be taken apart, and how much is it worth to the customer? Also it varies by region.

    I charge at least $150.00 in the Santa Barbara area but have trouble getting $80.00 in Boise ID.

    As a rule of thumb, we charge as much as we think it's worth to the customer.
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    I've been a contractor laying carpet for 27 years + in the Lake Tahoe area. For re-stretches in this area, I charge $2 a square yard. Unless the area is very small, then the re-stretch falls into one of three minimums: $40, $75, or $125, depending on the time it takes to do it, furniture, etc.
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    I can see that you've been installing for a long time because you're charging 1990 prices. We never charge less than $125.00.
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    2.50 a yard empty, 3.50 with furniture. Extra for seams etc. Lifetime warranty.
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    $3.00 to $5.00 depending on furniture etc. Or $75 to $100 per room.
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    Yes you'll probably charge them for an hourly rate so advised them to empty the room prior to the appointment.
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    Ive been installing for 17 yrs. Ive found that a minimum for the first hour Im there of 85$,then an hourly rater for every hour after.(depending on what your market will bear) i charge 40$ an hour,( Im usually by myself, no employee) its been workin for me for sometime.
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    We charge $4/yard for empty and $5/yard if there is contents manipulation involved. Sometimes even more if there is a grand piano or a grandfather clock. I always try to do an onsite estimate so I can explain our prices and usually the homeowner will move there own contents to save money and it makes our job easier. I will always have them move anything fragile like fine china, etc.

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