I'm a long time reader of Fine Homebuilding and I've always enjoyed the input and advice from 'Break Time' so I figured I mise well see if I can get some advice to help me with a problem I have been having...
I've been running a small interior renovations company for 5 years now, it's myself and two other guys. One of my guys has been with me from the start and is a big part of the company, but I have always had some concerns with his productivity. I'm really not sure if this is justified or it is me just be overly critical. The way we typically devide up tasks is that I do most of the finishing work (drywall, tiling, painting) and he does most of the carpentry work (flooring, trim-work, doors etc.). We have both worked through the learning curves of becoming skilled at our respective ends of the business and now having worked through quite a few similar projects and encountered most tasks and situations at least a couple of times, I am wondering if we are working at an acceptable productivity level and if I am estimating properly.
Over the course of our last big project my guys and I kept a detailed log breaking down how we spent our time over each work day. I then summarized all that data to see how we were doing in actual time versus estimated time. I am now trying to compare that data with industry standards. I have been able to find some good local outlines of pricing expectations for most of the work we do www.ontariocontractors.com, but have had a tough time finding pricing on carpentry related work.
Can anyone give me an idea of pricing and/or how many man hours it shoud take to:
- Hang & Install hardware on an Interior Door
- Install Window & Door Casings and Baseboards & 1/4 Round on an 1800 sqft house
Any help would be really appreciated!