Tip of the Day: Protect yourself with a Standardized Rate Sheet
So one of the big gray areas in the trades that no one really likes to to all about is costing and rates. I never have understood this and feel like it causes more harm then good to “save the money talk” for later. A great tool to get this out of the way on the front side of a job is a standardized rate sheet. As a consumer you have every right to see a rate sheet prior to any work being done at your home our business. Any reputable service contractor that is conducting an honest quality business will have a rate sheet for their company – if they can’t provide you with one then that may be your first sign to look for some other options.
Here is a scan of our Standardized Rate Sheet – for service work and unit hour billings: