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Why does SKC mark up 20% on subcontractor bids?
It is standard for any general contractor to mark up subcontractor's bids. As a General Contractor in exchange for the mark-up, SKC is taking responsibility for coordinating the sub's work (i.e. making sure that the plumber doesn't put a pipe where the heating sub needs to put a duct...), paying the subcontractor, negotiating extra charges and/or credits, verifying insurance coverage, and dealing with the subcontractor if something gets screwed up it's SKC’s and the subcontractors problem if the wrong sink was ordered after you provided the correct information. If you were hiring the plumber directly, it's YOUR problem and the subs problem.