I just picked out the cabinets for my kitchen at Lowes. In the course of conversation the salesman mentioned that he might leave Lowes and become a cabinet installer for them. He had been an installer in the past but had just moved and was starting out all over again. Thought a straight job might be nice for a while but isn’t so sure now.
Anyway, I’ll be installing my own soon. I’ve hung cabinets before but never on any scale as to get really efficient at it.
What struck me was his claim as to how much installers were getting. Using his numbers, an installer and a helper would be bringing in about $1000 a day.
Based on what I’ve heard froom people who have installed for HD, this sounds like a real stretch. I know that the install’s for one of the lumberyards that sells installed cabinets around here has a price plan where a decent installer and helper might drag down $500 a day.
Anybody have experience with installing Cabinets for Lowes? How has it worked out?