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  1. #1
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    Mar 2005
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    How much should I expect to be charged for channel letters on a raceway to be installed. The size is about 30'' x 14' . We will need a few sets installed on different days and different locations. Whoever is installing will need to rent a lift. Any other sign companies dealt with this scenerio?
    thanks

  2. #2
    Tina P Guest
    It is hard to give you a price with the information provided. I can tell you the going rate for a metropolitan area. $140.00 an hour, two hour minimum. However, that is a mac daddy lift or bucket truck. At the shop I was at previously we had an old beat up bucket truck. If it was an easy raceway install I would only charge $75.00 per hour. If it was a more difficult job I charged $90.00 an hour. I always did a site visit, you never know what lies in front of an install with those channel letters. If I use the guy up the road now, he charges me $65.00 an hour. I mark it up to at least $90.00. He always seems to take longer than I think it should. hehehehe Good Luck.

  3. #3
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    The guy I use here charges $250/Job for the boom truck, then $100/Hour plus any materials.
    Joe Pelonio - Bellevue Instant Sign Co. Since 1987 Now in Sammamish, WA www.bellevuesign.com www.laserartists.com www.sammamishsign.com

  4. #4
    Tina P Guest
    Jeez, he is hitting a lick. I am in NC. I know things cost so much more up North. I didn't even look to see where he is from. Jeez, that's a lick.

  5. #5
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    I usually pay y installer between $375 and $600 depending on the size and complexity, but a typical raceway mounted set usually runs around $400 for me. I add a bit to that cost to cover my time playing general contractor.

  6. #6
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    30" letters??
    how high is this going to be mounted? 20' 30' 40'?
    mounted on what? drivit? block/brick? etc
    neon? LED?
    pre-assembled?

    your prob gonna need a two man bucket w/crane, and 3 workers at the min.
    -Jg

    "I drink to understand the fools around me" - Ben Franklin


    Malama 'Aina




  7. #7
    Ummmm......

    We must be too cheap. Around Central Illinois the rate for a man and the truck is $50 per hour and we give a second man for $27.50

    I wish people were willing to pay those prices around these parts.

    Hope you have good luck finding someone good for a reasonable price.

    Justin

  8. #8
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Alfy @ Apr 10 2006, 11:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Ummmm......

    We must be too cheap. Around Central Illinois the rate for a man and the truck is $50 per hour and we give a second man for $27.50

    I wish people were willing to pay those prices around these parts.

    Hope you have good luck finding someone good for a reasonable price.

    Justin[/b]
    This kind of work depends on what's going on in the area. Here in Bellevue, also Seattle there's still a big building boom going on for multi-story buildings, condos, and shopping centers and people charge more for small jobs if you can get them to do it at all. The guy I use is a two man shop and likes the small jobs and his price is good compared to the bigger companies.
    Joe Pelonio - Bellevue Instant Sign Co. Since 1987 Now in Sammamish, WA www.bellevuesign.com www.laserartists.com www.sammamishsign.com

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    Our rates vary based on 1) how far up...most of the time this is for insurance on the job 2) building facia...lots of drilling hole in concrete=mo'money 3) how many do we need to throw up. Our average is $135 an hour 2 hours min that covers 2 guys. Weve done them for less I believe 65 an hour for a job that had 12 sets of raceways. That being said our last big install went for 3k a day do to the fact we had to carry 2 mill in insurance and the job was 125ft in the air.
    "Boldly designing signs that irritate fabricators...till they get their paychecks"
    Aaron Hunter
    Super Signs LTD
    Anchorage, Alaska

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    Tina P Guest
    You tell em Aaron. Sounds like a winner. You have good customers you take good care of.


 

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