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Gentlemen: I have just recently left a Contractor in the Midwest,and went on my own. Confronting customers with the bill is always a negative part of the day.
Any info on Service charge rates,.hourly rate.,freon prices,parts mark up would be appreciated.
All so those working for the "Big Contractors".,how are they paying? Hourly,. by the job., commissions.,monthly?
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I had hoped I had found a site of professional.,however it seems once again,Ive found a site with arrogant,rookies! Injoy your ridicule,but you,ll learn nothing.
Wahoo,
I guess after being in business for 46 years and having a staff of over 30 coworkers and running 25 trucks, I should expect to be called a rookie. We responded to you, trying to be helpful. When you decide you don't know it all, come back to us. I'm still learning.
 

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Can't know how much to charge unless you know what your operating cost are.

Figure out what your operating cost are, and then how m any chargeable/billable hours the techs average a week. Then you can figure out how much you need to charge an hour.
 

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Gentlemen: I have just recently left a Contractor in the Midwest,and went on my own. Confronting customers with the bill is always a negative part of the day.
Any info on Service charge rates,.hourly rate.,freon prices,parts mark up would be appreciated.
All so those working for the "Big Contractors".,how are they paying? Hourly,. by the job., commissions.,monthly?
Thanks
How did the co. you worked for do it?
You won't make it, go back to working for someone.:thumbsup:
 

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The one person that every successfull company should hire would be a CPA .This hire should have experience with the HVAC indudtry.This hire should happen before you put your sign up on your shop.
If you don't know what it will cost you to wake up in the morning,you will fail.
 

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Usually when someone strikes out on their own, they've spent enough time working for someone else that they've learned all the ropes. One of the first and easiest ropes to learn is what rates the company charges. With time, you can figure out what the materials costs and what your pay is and what is left over to pay the owners and other staff. If you don't know what to charge, then maybe you should spend more time working for someone else and learning the ropes.
 
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