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Car Dealership Construction Costs - Decatur, Alabama

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a car dealership for Decatur, Alabama. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 21000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build a car dealership in a different city or metropolitan area, go to our index of car dealership models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2008 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on Means CostWorks - our online cost estimating tool.

Car Dealership Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: Decatur, AL
Stories: 1
Story Height (L.F.): 14.00
Floor Area (S.F.): 21000
Labor Type: Union
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2008

Square Foot Cost Assuming E.I.F.S. on Concrete Block / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $56.52 $1,187,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $14.13 $296,750
Architectural Fees 6% $3.39 $71,220
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $74.05 $1,554,970
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $52.12 $1,094,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $13.03 $273,625
Architectural Fees 6% $3.13 $65,670
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $68.28 $1,433,795

Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $56 $1,176,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $14 $294,000
Architectural Fees 6% $3.36 $70,560
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $73.36 $1,540,560
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $51.45 $1,080,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $12.86 $270,125
Architectural Fees 6% $3.09 $64,830
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $67.4 $1,415,455

Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $59.05 $1,240,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $14.76 $310,000
Architectural Fees 6% $3.54 $74,400
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $77.35 $1,624,400
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $54.43 $1,143,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $13.61 $285,750
Architectural Fees 6% $3.27 $68,580
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $71.3 $1,497,330

Square Foot Cost Assuming Stucco on Concrete Block / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $52.07 $1,093,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $13.02 $273,375
Architectural Fees 6% $3.12 $65,610
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $68.21 $1,432,485
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $47.81 $1,004,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $11.95 $251,000
Architectural Fees 6% $2.87 $60,240
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $62.63 $1,315,240

Square Foot Cost Assuming Stucco on Concrete Block / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $55.38 $1,163,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $13.85 $290,750
Architectural Fees 6% $3.32 $69,780
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $72.55 $1,523,530
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $51.02 $1,071,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $12.76 $267,875
Architectural Fees 6% $3.06 $64,290
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $66.84 $1,403,665

Square Foot Cost Assuming Tilt-up Concrete Wall / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $54.98 $1,154,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $13.74 $288,625
Architectural Fees 6% $3.3 $69,270
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $72.02 $1,512,395
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $50.71 $1,065,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $12.68 $266,250
Architectural Fees 6% $3.04 $63,900
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $66.44 $1,395,150

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