INITIAL CONSULTATIONS BY MAIL OR (preferably) BY E-MAIL
Telephone calls are accepted for introductions but in order
to consider your commission inquiries we need to have them in writing. Long distance
calls left on our answering service will not be returned unless it is a toll-free call.
INITIAL CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE OF CHARGE
We will clearly inform you as to when we will begin charging
you for our services when we send you instructions or explanations as to what we need
after our initial consultations.
Freehand sketches back & forth via e-mail or fax
when practical for determining a basic style, we may go back and forth via e-mail
with sketches. This service is free of charge when it is practical. We do not
build ironwork from sketches; we only use them to get or share ideas.
FORMAL DESIGN WORK (after initial
This service is based on $65.00 per hour design rate, plus
expenses for mailing, copies, etc. During this phase all contact with the customer
by phone is billed at the $50.00/hour rate plus phone charge.
Note: Prior to the design work you will be given a projected contract price
for the initial design which can serve as a "cap". Changes and
modifications will be billed separately. A deposit will be required.
Complete plans will not be shipped to you until paid in full.
TRAVEL FOR MEASUREMENTS AND/OR CONSULTATIONS
Whether by car or air will depend upon your location.
Air is based on round-trip ticket costs, accommodations, meals, transportation and
an hourly or daily rate based on 8-hour days. The
rate is $500.00/day based on an 8-hour day. Overtime past 8-hours
is billed by the hourly rate. Travel
is $65.00/man hour + expenses (gas,
hotel, meals, airline tickets, etc.).
All our commissions have a contract price which is agreed
upon before fabrication begins. A deposit is required. Hourly rate
is $65 per man hour. We have rate discounts when the job takes over a
month. Terms are delineated clearly in the contract.
DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION RATES
If this is needed, it will be clearly delineated in a
contract separate from the commission contract. Many factors are involved and each
delivery/installation will be different due to distance, men and equipment needed,