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    I was just wondering how different construction labor costs are in different parts of the country. Here near Green Bay, Wisconsin you'd be looking at $35-$50 per hour for general carpentry labor. (Framing, building a deck, etc.) What's it cost where you live?

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    go down to Home Depot and there are workers there for 10.00 an hour!!!!

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    Yeah, I've always heard that but we don't have any workers outside our Home depots up here. Are they any good?

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    $50 an hour is a decent rate for a handyman or if you're hiring a company to give you hourly laborers... however, most jobs are done by the square foot, or on a job basis. If you hire someone to do things hourly for you, chances are they will take their sweet time and cost you more money in my experience.

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    Man things are cheap around you guys. In ATL hourly billed rate is 75.00 an hour and 35.00 SC charge per trip for skilled labor, Daily finish carpenter/plumber/electrician ect...

    Of course as mentioned anything more then a daily rate and your looking at a flat rate quoted price or square foot prices.

    Also get 10$ an hour Home Depot labors and receive 10$ an hour Home Depot quality and all the liability!

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    ^^ Agreed. Here in Seattle, the guys outside home depot want $15/hr minimum and they are only good for physical labor, not skilled labor. If you need some ditches dug, or demolition, they are worth it, but you won't have any insurance/liability coverage that you would if you hired a contractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vipergts1997 View Post
    go down to Home Depot and there are workers there for 10.00 an hour!!!!
    LOL they suck! My parents hired two guys who said they can install hard wood flooring.......took them ALL day just to finish our Office room. We ended up giving them $250 or so for the day and doing the job ourselves

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