Most people still do not want to pay the cost of a BICSI and rather pay the cheaper guy.
I had a 21,000 Sq Ft space bid and proposed for DEMO and re Construction and was under bid by 7,000. Doing the math.
15-18K for materials, Plates, Jacks, Cable, And other items to finish out the server room I had a shopping list prepared.
I bid 24K for the entire project labor and materials, proper number of people and time Insurance to meet that buildings requirements and background checks for the removal of the cables from the lower floor, after hours during the DEMO phase with out removing the wrong circuits (Ie Fire Alarm cable). Then to come back and pull in the new cables. and install proper supports. Factory Certified Warranty for life.
That means the guy either had a ton of stolen cable and materials, or some other project bought the materials and then put the extra materials on this project.
The over all amount of profit from the project to pay employees with would be about 1 to 3 thousand dollars after paying for materials.
Its people like that that muddy the water for honest Install companies such as me.
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