Originally Posted by Schaffer Service
I'm new to this side and I all ready have a question, so anybody who can, please help, your opinion is very important.
I been doing contruction cleaning for over a year, and I just placed a bid for this builder, my prices are .20 cents per sq ft in final cleans, windows included and .05 cents per sq ft on touch ups, The builder think that, is to high, his cleaners usually charge .10 to .12 cents per sq ft on finals and under $100.00 dollars on touch up. The builder would like me to adjust my prices, what do you think guys? it is worth it?
I may add He is a residential builder and their bigger house is about 3250 sq ft. any advised please, wil be apreciated.
i am starting out with a new construction cleaning business here in vancouver, canada
by all my research there really isnt that much difference between where you are and where i am; the prices are basically the same
i have found that builders do pay less than if it were just a family building a house to move into
the way you do pricing is quite different; depending on the amount of bathrooms, kitchens, dirt, paint on things etc. we may charge more or less, but for the 1st clean we charge by the square foot, then if we have to go into a unit or room after it has already been cleaned, we charge by the hour
i think your price is great! if you are only sticking to interior windows that are included in the price, i would say that maybe you could go down to 18 cents, but really it all depends on what the job looks like
if you are doing all the windows included in that 20cents then they are getting a steel;
as for the 5 cents sq ft for re-cleans, i havent done the math to see how that works,, but you could charge by the hour, recleans dont take long so you could charge anywhere from 18 to 25 an hour, stick to your guns
as everybody tells me "remember; they NEED you"