Brett DeMaria

(858) 333-7991


My current consulting rates, as of January 1, 2022, are as follows:

Rate Schedule
First Hour Spent $250
Per Hour after First Hour $150
Travel Fee Dependant on Time/Milage
Remote Consulting (phone/email) $75/hr


Usually after first contact I can be able to schedule an appointment within a day or two. Sometimes arrangements can be made same-day (there would be no extra charge for this if it is convenient for me). Sometimes I get wrapped up in big projects that take up more of my time and while I may try to squeeze in smaller jobs, I cannot always be available. I can schedule appointments for whenever is best for you: evenings, weekends, mornings, whenever.

Remote Consulting

There will be times when I am not available to come out to a location. This does not mean that I cannot help. I am usually available to do remote consulting either by telephone or by email. Remote consulting includes researching parts/products, instructing contractors, coordinating with interior designers, answering a million questions, etc. I do charge for this, as my time is valuable. $75/hr means that five 10-minute phone calls in one day is $75, not $375. Sitting at my computer for 2 hours looking up information on a product you want and then configuring it into your existing system is $150. I usually will not charge for coming up with proposals (depending on the level of detail) or scheduling appointments, but anything that I would normally do on-site during billable time will be charged and factored in to the final bill.

Rush/Emergency and Rescheduling

Sometimes things come up, and I get that. I will always try to work around your schedule to help you out. However, if you are in a rush to the point where I have to reschedule someone else to accommodate you or if you deem your project an "emergency" I will have to add an additional two billable hours to your balance for each time you schedule/reschedule where it affects someone else.

Standard Markup

Additional markup fees will apply for any third-party purchases.