We all know that pricing custom work is a chal- lenge, especially in com- petitive environments.
What will the other shops bid for the same
project? Here’s your chance to find out.
Now you have an opportunity to see
how other shops would bid on a project
you actually did without costing you anything. We’re looking for great projects
for our annual Pricing Survey, and your
project could be included.
What it is
The FDMC Pricing Survey has been
studying pricing in custom woodworking
for more than 20 years.
The survey takes real jobs done by real
shops and makes the bidding specifications available to shops all across the
country to bid.
The itemized results are printed in
FDMC magazine and online at WoodworkingNetwork.com. This year’s survey
is sponsored by Keystone Wood Specialties.
All the shops, including the shop that
did the original project, are kept anonymous except for their state or province.
That way no one has to worry about
being embarrassed about the results and
can give candid information.
Submitting a project
We’re looking for projects that represent
a good cross-section of what our readers do. That includes kitchen cabinets,
built-ins, commercial and residential
work, and freestanding furniture. While
highly elaborate or extensive projects are
impressive, they don’t attract as many
bids as more mainstream projects. For
example, a single medical exam room
project will attract a lot more interest
than a project that involves the build-out
of a complete medical building.
We need a summary of the project,
original bidding specifications, basic el-
evation drawings, and good photographs
of the finished work. All projects must be
submitted by June 7, so we can create the
survey bid package and make it available
to readers. Results will be published in
the October issue of FDMC.
Submit project applications to will.
phone 203-512-5661 for more information. ✚
by William Sampson
firstname.lastname@example.org PRICING SURVEY
Is your pricing
This kitchen was a past project in the FDMC Pricing Survey. Your project could be included this year.
in line with
Submit one of your projects
for the Pricing Survey
and find out.