colorado carpenter cost
Does anyone have information on carpenter rates for the Castle Rock/Monument area of Colorado? A GC we had initially intended to use for a whole house remodel claims the going rate is $62 an hour, $75 with his GC markup, for demo and rough framing; higher skill rate is much higher, and he and a fellow contractor do much of the work themselves. He also claims this is the rate insurance companies pay for carpentry in this area. This seems high for demo and rough framing based on our recent experience in a high cost market. A major piece of the work is an architect & engineer designed 800sf wood deck with fortress rail approx 9 ft above grade with new, engineer designed foundation piers separately contracted.