Estimates for Customer Funded Work
We strongly encourage asking for an estimate before beginning work that will be billed to you. This is especially true for jobs likely to take more than a few hours, when the purchase of more than minor parts is necessary, or where you have identified a particular need but are unsure of the work required to meet this need.
Our trades people are happy to consult with you, and will discuss considerations such as:
- Is this a practical or cost effective service request?
Our service people are encouraged to advise you if they believe the requested work is either not practical or cost effective.
- Is a pre-manufactured item a better solution?
In some cases, your best choice may be to purchase a pre-manufactured item from a store or a catalog rather than have us build it for you. Please do not hesitate to explore these options with our staff before work begins.
- Can some non-technical tasks be completed by your area before our staff begin?
In order to get a particular job done, some tasks may need to be performed that do not require trade-related knowledge. Examples include: moving furniture, removing wall-mounted items, shuttling a vehicle to the garage for service, or going to a store for supplies. In an effort to conserve your department’s financial resources, you may wish to consider options other than asking the tradesperson to perform these tasks, such as using student help or even contributing some of your own “sweat equity”.
To Request an Estimate
Please don't hesitate to call our Facilities Service Center, 609-258-8000, or submit an online service request. We will ask you for the following information:
- Your Name
- Building Name
- Room Number (where job is to be done)
- Description of work for which you are requesting an estimate (in general terms)
- Specify request for estimate before work begins
- Charge Source and ChartString information for billing
What Happens Next
You will be contacted by one of our staff to schedule a consultation. Based on the consultation you will be given an estimate of the work, and can then decide whether or not to move forward.