Is it true that some contractors have a minimum price for a job they will accept?

Say a roofer looks at doing a 300 sq ft porch roof. He then says he doesn’t take jobs that small and will have to charge his “minimum” fee of $5000 even if the job would more realistically cost $2000. He prices himself out of a job that way. You’d think he’d be happy to get any work.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Yes. I have more respect for contractors who know they are not the right firm for small work and decline to tender.  It is not that they don't want the work, but their overheads are such that they have to charge a certain amount to see a profit. Little jobs tend to be a pain in the ar$e and wise contractors price accordingly.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's a free country (I assume) where you live, so contractors can work any way they care to, as far as payment is concerned.

  • 2 months ago

    That's not uncommon at all.

  • Droopy
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    He probably has more work than he needs. An with his overhead he might have figured its cheaper to leave his vehicles parked than to do a job that he'd loose money on.

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