We have been asked many times if there was any way to find out how prices vary in different parts of the country. There are, of course, many factors that going into pricing a job, but one, and often the biggest, factor is what the market will bear. And the markets are different in different parts of the country. So... we have decided to start an on-going feature - a pricing survey - for different jobs in different parts of the country. But we need your help.

Here is how it's going to work: we will put up a real job which has been bid and won in one part of the country. And we ask YOU how much you would have bid for the same job in YOUR part of the country. (If you have a particular job of your own you want comparison-bid please let us know). We ask you to take a little time and consider it a real bid. Assume no travel time or special circumstances, and please price fairly. We will not reveal your name or even your exact location. Please indicate price, and your location, and specify if your location is urban, suburban or rural.

Email your response to me at: gene@fenceweek.com

Here is the February 8, 2011 Residential Chain Link job out for bid:

Pricing Survey - Februay 08, 2011

AB - Calgary.............$4490detail
AK - Wasilla..............$3230
AL - Decatur..............$3236
AR - Rogers..............$3350
AZ - Mesa...............$2236
CA - Orange County.....$3487
CA - So Cal............$3160 detail
CT - Meridan............$4656
FL - Jacksonville.......$3147
FL - Naples.............$1568
GA - Athens ..............$2175
GA - Atlanta............$2730
GA - McDonough .....$2095
HI - Hilo................$4800
IL - Central...........$2,636 detail
LA - Clinton........$2890
LA - Kenner...........$3350
MA - Boston ..............$5564
MN - Minneaplois ......$3458
MN - Minneaplois II.....$3633 detail
NE - Scottsbluff.......$2579 detail
MT - Great Falls......$4133
NY - Depew...............$4754  detail
NY - New York.............$4365
OH - Lancaster.........$2500 detail
ON - Hamilton ............$4814  detail
ON - Toronto............$3582 detail
RI - Providence.........$6125 detail
TX - Houston.............$3855
TX - Texarkana.......$2251
TX - Sulpher Spgs........$2285
UT - SLC.................$3000 detail
WI - Southern...........$3429 detail