We are looking to do a significant remodel of our primary residence (a 1400 sqft addition plus remodeling of most of the house) but are having difficulty finding a GC that uses cost-plus rather than fixed pricing. I'd greatly appreciate any recommendations in the San Antonio or New Braunfels area that use cost-plus. Thanks!
@Rachel A. Good luck with that one . Ask yourself this , would you work for less money ? General contractors are in business to maximize their profits , cost plus doesnt accomplish this . Even if you found a GC that would , all they will do is bump up what they pay their subs , and when they buy materials at the supply house the invoice will be retail their discount will be on another ticket . The GC will make the same either way
Thanks @Matthew Paul for the response. I am well aware that it is more profitable to do fixed pricing vs cost plus; but I also know there are honest and transparent GCs out there that wouldn't do what you described. I worked with one previously in another city that was one of the most honest and transparent people I've ever met. Unfortunately, he's 6 hours away. My project is significant enough that a GC will make a sizable profit even with cost plus. I am also aware that I'm searching for a "unicorn", but maybe, just maybe, someone in my area has a recommendation. That's why I posted the request.
@Rachel A. How much were you thinking to pay cost plus x for a project like yours? I’m just curious....
Bill Buck and Son Construction in New Braunfels. Ask for Kris.
@Nicholas Miller Thank you!
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