Construction Cost Estimating

Car Dealership Construction Costs - Tacoma, Washington

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a car dealership for Tacoma, Washington. 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: Tacoma, WA
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 $73.07 $1,534,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $18.27 $383,625
Architectural Fees 6% $4.38 $92,070
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $95.72 $2,010,195
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $67.38 $1,415,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $16.85 $353,750
Architectural Fees 6% $4.04 $84,900
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $88.27 $1,853,650

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

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $72.88 $1,530,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $18.22 $382,625
Architectural Fees 6% $4.37 $91,830
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $95.47 $2,004,955
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $66.98 $1,406,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $16.74 $351,625
Architectural Fees 6% $4.02 $84,390
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $87.74 $1,842,515

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

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $76.55 $1,607,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $19.14 $401,875
Architectural Fees 6% $4.59 $96,450
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $100.28 $2,105,825
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $70.55 $1,481,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $17.64 $370,375
Architectural Fees 6% $4.23 $88,890
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $92.42 $1,940,765

Square Foot Cost Assuming Stucco on Concrete Block / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $67.5 $1,417,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $16.88 $354,375
Architectural Fees 6% $4.05 $85,050
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $88.43 $1,856,925
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $61.98 $1,301,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $15.49 $325,375
Architectural Fees 6% $3.72 $78,090
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $81.19 $1,704,965

Square Foot Cost Assuming Stucco on Concrete Block / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $71.52 $1,502,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $17.88 $375,500
Architectural Fees 6% $4.29 $90,120
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $93.7 $1,967,620
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $65.9 $1,384,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $16.48 $346,000
Architectural Fees 6% $3.95 $83,040
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $86.34 $1,813,040

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

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $70.95 $1,490,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $17.74 $372,500
Architectural Fees 6% $4.26 $89,400
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $92.95 $1,951,900
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $65.45 $1,374,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $16.36 $343,625
Architectural Fees 6% $3.93 $82,470
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $85.74 $1,800,595

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