Pricing Guide

Listed here are average prices for some of the most common construction items and projects locally.
  • Gutting
    The going rate right now is about $1.50 per square foot. This will likely include standard demolition (sheetrock, most flooring materials, fixtures, etc.)
    Some things that could increase this rate include removal of hardwood or ceramic/stone tile, removal of mortar beds, and removal of lathe & plaster (as opposed to sheetrock).
  • Demolition
    Demolition of an entire structure costs around $5.00 per square foot.
  • Raising
    The cost of raising a house can be anywhere from $30-$120K. Raising a pier and beam structure runs about $30K for the basics while raising a slab house, which is substantially more complicated, can run anywhere from $80-120K depending on the specific situation.
  • Sheet-rocking
    Sheetrock installation is priced per sheet, or board, and typically costs anywhere from $60-$90 per sheet depending on the installer and the board size (4×8 or 4×12). It averages out to about $2.00-$2.50 per square foot of wall space. This will include hanging the board, taping, floating and sanding. Texturing may or may not be an additional cost.
  • Flooring
    Hardwood – anywhere from $8.00 – $25.00 per square foot depending on species, board size, etc. Refinishing existing flooring should run between $2.25 – $3.25 per square foot.
    Carpet – $30 per square yard is a good budget number, but again, there can be major variance.
    Hard tile – $9.00 per square foot is a good budget number, but costs can vary depending on type of tile, size, layout, etc.
  • Roofing
    New asphalt shingles should run between $150 – $225 per square (or 100 square feet) or roof surface area. New plywood decking adds another $120 – $150 per square. Note that if your roof has old slat-type decking (skip sheathing), it is strongly recommended that you have plywood installed to ensure the integrity of the new shingles.
    Prices for slate or other roof types depend heavily on the material used, but $1200 – $1500 per square is a good budget for new slate or artificial slate (Lamarite, etc.)
  • Wiring
    $6.00 – $8.00 per square foot is a good budget, depending on the amount of wiring needed (i.e. first floor only, walls only, whole house, etc.)
  • Removing a fallen tree
    This typically depends on the size of the tree and accessibility, could run between $500 – $1200.