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hammerhead

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Just wondering what you guys are charging for strip and wax jobs with 3 coats. We are at .35 sq ft and thinking about raising it.
 

Sanipro

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It all depends on size of sq ft, the condition of the floor and if you have to move furniture or people will be around. .35 will be the lowest if it's all open , large sq ft or multiple locations. .70 cents is the max I've gone


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Smtwn janitorial

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It's completely dependent upon the job. From .30 to over $1. What has to be moved? Some rooms are too small to use autoscrubber. Some have areas that need to be taped off and protected. Other stores are wide open and easy. I estimate based on my time. I avoid pricing by square feet except for large grocery or hardware stores.
 
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Robert86

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I charge high at an average of $0.35. I have landed a few at $0.45 but $0.28 is the average in my area.
 

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I bid 65 cents. I hardly get any bids. I don't intend to lower my price anyway because I hate VCT and that's where I need to be to do a good job. Where I am, 30 is average
 

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We are charging 55 and thinking about raising to .75 it is hard work and time consuming, we do scrub and recoat for .35 but rarely.
Just wondering what you guys are charging for strip and wax jobs with 3 coats. We are at .35 sq ft and thinking about raising it.
 

Ken Raddon

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600 sf and less I get $1 per sf. but I only do small jobs.
 
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G.C.S

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We take into consideration if the request came from a current customer or a new potential new client, the size of the job and location. We always try to cut our customers a deal but its hard sometimes because they don't know the work that goes into the process. We've charged up to $1 but would consider a lower rate depending on the condition of the VCT and whether we would have to move furniture, hire extra hands, rent additional equipment etc...Whatever you decided just be sure to include your tax :)
 

Tony from Chicago

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I say if you feel it's time to raise your rates --- it IS time to raise your rates. I know I'm reluctant to raise prices for fear of loosing customers but, Ya gotta make money . I usually only do slight increases on our long time customers and bid new jobs for more. The last thing you want is to raise your prices but have no one to send a bill to
 

Tony from Chicago

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Btw we do a lot of VCT and we are anywhere from .18 sf to .75 per sf . It largely depends upon how many sf we are doing . Jobs over 10,000 sf+ are ( of course) closer to .20 per sf . Average commercial job is .38 -.42 per sf
 
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crash1big

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Is that per coat?
 

Tony from Chicago

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Where I live competition is fierce. I'm not sure where you are located but I'm sure the competition is a lot lower if you are landing jobs at those prices
 

crash1big

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Where I live competition is fierce. I'm not sure where you are located but I'm sure the competition is a lot lower if you are landing jobs at those prices
I'm just south of Joliet. :)
 

Smtwn janitorial

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I have started adjusting prices based on my work load. Basically supply and demand. I don't want to grow my company any larger. So if we have enough work I am going to raise prices in small to moderate amounts. If I wanted to grow then I would be a little cheaper. Just make sure that whatever you desire to do relating to price, you can maintain the quality that meets or exceeds expectations.