Labor Rates & Services

  • General:  At CBE, we are getting old enough we don’t like to remember things, so we make our rates and billing as transparent as possible.  All estimates and invoices have sufficient detail for our customers to understand where they are spending their hard earned “discretionary income.”
  • Estimating costs:  You can use our project estimating calculator to do some budgetary what-ifs.  Click on Repairs and Restorations Page.
  • In House Labor Rates:  Work performed at CBE is billed out as follows:
    • Senior Mechanic (Nick or  Jack)                                       $85/Hr
    • Guild rates – call for details on working in the Guild Shop.
  • Process Services: CBE uses a number of trusted subcontractors for various services.  In many cases, like paint and polishing, there is fixed catalog pricing.  In other cases CBE’s mark up for managing the vendor and assuring a quality deliverable is 30%. Services include:
    • Paint:  Brent Budgor at The Vintage Vendor in Burlington, VT is our exclusive painter.  Please click to go to the PAINT webpage for details and pricing.
    • Polishing: We do limited in-house machine polishing
    • Sand Blasting of Castings:  We use Eco Solutions in Burlington.
    • Tank Derusting:  Nick has developed an environmentally friendly solution to derusting tanks by using reverse electrolosis as featured on Café Racer TV.  Please click to go to the TANK DERUSTING webpage for details and pricing.
    • Powder Coating: Eco Solutions.
    • Machining:  Vermont Engine Service and two local specialty machinists.
  • Rebuild Services  CBE offers a range of rebuilding services, many of which have FIXED PRICE labor.  Please click on the various Marques to see what we offer in each.