For a yellow pages company, 2k sounds about right depending on where you live. It being $$ doesn't guarantee a good job. My cousin is a home builder, he recommended the guy I mention above to me, he's independent. I hired him for a few small jobs and ended up giving him all the drywall, paint and molding in an addition I built a few years ago which I managed. Did a really solid job for $200 a day and a guy he brought with him at $140. My cousin uses him all the time for renal property repairs. Granted, you're not always going to get value for $ in these situations, but I've been fortunate. This guy has been back to do a number of small jobs and always does well, is responsible, clean and doesn't say yes to stuff he can't do. Great situation that I hope continues. I take the risk of warranty and other things a formal company brings but for $200 a day it's worth it. And to him, no overhead, its good money. I have some remodeling on a bathroom and some coffering I want on the ceiling of a couple of rooms which he's going to do for me.