Are you talking a larger scale builder? Or a contractor for remodeling type jobs? It depends on the contractor. But remember, even if the price seems higher than you'd expect, a lot of times the costs are reimbursement for materials, which get expensive. And he's got to pay out his crew etc - after all that his profit margin may not be all that great. But if you're doing a lot of work with him, the contractor might be more willing and able to negotiate a bit. The economy is tough and everyone is trying to be competitive!
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