Commercial Remod g Planning for Profit in Strategic tips on pricing, Example: The cost of a job is $1,000 and our selling price is $1,500. The margin is $500, which is 1/3 or 33.3 percent of the selling price. The margin on this job cash-flow and getting bonded would be 33.3 percent. Mark-up: The mark-up is a percentage of the direct costs of the job. This percentage is used to "mark up" the direct costs in order to cover all the by Tom Swartz overhead and administrative expenses plus the net profit. Example: The cost of a job equals $1,000 and we bid the job Commercial remodeling is a natural market for the residential contractor wanting to