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Vasa16
04-27-2005, 04:11 PM
:help: I'm about to start building a retaining wall it is 220 ft long 3 ft high it's out of concrete blocks I need to know how much to charge and this is my first time since the last wall I put up 8 months ago, and which way should i charge them hourly or? thanks for suggestions it be really nice if you email me at vasa2002@hotmail.com thank you again for your time to give me an advise

mbella
04-27-2005, 09:10 PM
How are you about to start building a retaining wall that you don't even have a price for? Maybe on the west coast it's different. Here on the east coast, we provide an estimate for a job, come to an agreement on price with the customer, and THEN we schedule the job.

If you're telling me that you name your price after the customer agrees to hire you then I'm telling you that I'm packing and coming out there. I would like to rent some space from you. Let me see how it goes and then I'll let you know how much I'll pay you for rent.

kootoomootoo
04-27-2005, 10:01 PM
660 face feet and you dont know how much to charge......priceless!

Popper357
04-27-2005, 11:08 PM
good one guys

Vasa16
04-28-2005, 12:10 PM
I needed an estimate that wall is just for my family and I have to do it I just dont know how much to take for it :)

RedWingsDet
04-28-2005, 01:27 PM
you made it seem like you were going to start on the job tomorrow and didn't know waht to charge and the customer didnt care how much it was. At least thats what it sounded like in your first post....

I'd charge materials + 25% markup. Then estimate how long it'd take you and your hourly rate. If a job were to take me ten hours with two men, that'd be $800, then I'd add like 300-500 incase something unforseen comes up and it takes you longer. So for a job that takes 10hours, I'd charge about $1350 + materials + 500 for the company, but most likely 1000 would go in the business account.

Vasa16
04-29-2005, 01:29 PM
Thanks to everyone that gave me suggestions.

neversatisfiedj
09-29-2005, 04:08 PM
I would charge 20k

kris
09-29-2005, 04:32 PM
somewhere around 30k ....give or take 2k

GreenMonster
09-29-2005, 05:42 PM
I would probably do the job for around 25k, but if it were family, more like 35k.

mrusk
09-29-2005, 08:37 PM
IF it was easy access and only took a day to dig out. I'd charge 23,500. I'd build the wall in 1 week with me and two guys. I'd spend roughly 9200 on materials. So basically i'd make alot of money in 1 week.

Matt

mbella
09-29-2005, 09:24 PM
I don't know if you guys noticed, but this thread was started in April.

neversatisfiedj
09-29-2005, 10:32 PM
We figured maybe he was still trying to come up with a price ;)

mbella
09-29-2005, 10:51 PM
I think his thread stated he "needed help fast." You guys respond five months later? I'm glad I don't rely on you guys :) .

GreenMonster
09-29-2005, 11:19 PM
I don't know if you guys noticed, but this thread was started in April.

wow. look at the time. almost October already.

mbella
09-29-2005, 11:22 PM
wow. look at the time. almost October already.

What does that mean?

GreenMonster
09-29-2005, 11:24 PM
What does that mean?

It means, where the hell did the summer go?

mbella
09-29-2005, 11:26 PM
I don't know. If you find out, let me know.

kris
09-30-2005, 07:36 AM
chit...I never look at the dates on the threads. The price just went up then .lol

mbella
09-30-2005, 08:50 AM
Kris, I usually don't either. However, when I looked and saw I responded and didn't remember responding, I looked at the date.

cgland
09-30-2005, 10:01 AM
Or maybe you don't remember because you were DRUNK! :dizzy:

Chris

mbella
09-30-2005, 10:40 AM
April 27 was a Wednesday, so probably not. Who asked you anyway?