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primetyme1978
10-28-2006, 07:24 PM
I am doing my 1st paver job bid next year and I was wondering what the going prices are for it. I.E, per brick or sq foot. The pavers are going to be a patio. Thanks.

PAPS Landscape Design
10-28-2006, 07:29 PM
$4.00 - $20.00 per sq ft. good luck

paponte
10-28-2006, 08:59 PM
Do a search. Topic has been beaten to the ground. :hammerhead:

tthomass
10-29-2006, 02:36 AM
simple and straight forward...........$10ft2 + rentals and disposal, then go up from there

my first job on my own I did at $8ft2 to ensure I got it because the job was simple and straight forward but it had been a year since I had laid any so I wanted the job to brush up on + teach the guy working for me

paponte
10-29-2006, 08:36 AM
You cannot price a job by the sqft. You can use it as a rule of thumb, but each job is different. Period. :nono:

PaperCutter
10-29-2006, 10:55 AM
I agree- square foot pricing also tends to overlook the fact that some suppliers make you buy full pallets of material even if you only need a couple of straps. If you have a client whose job needs 3.25 pallets of some oddball paver, make sure that they're paying for that 3/4 of a pallet that'll be covered in weeds behind your garage for the next decade.

Get your material prices (pavers, edging, edging spikes, sandloc, EVERYTHING) dialed in, then start working your labor numbers. We're typically around $17-25 SF on pavers, so we know that once we're in that range, we're at least close and can refine from there.

PSUturf
10-31-2006, 10:01 AM
I agree with PaperCutter. Also factor in any damage to the lawn or landscape unless it is very explicitly spelled out in the contract that the customer is responsible for that.

ACutAbovesiny
11-03-2006, 11:54 PM
If you want to make money and stay in business he is the best advise you'll get....

NEVER TRY TO PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT!!!


You need to figure out how much YOU can do the job for...add man hours, materials removed, materials used, difficulty of job and not to mention add your overhead into the job. Now are you ready for this???....the going rate for profit is only about 8%-12%.

Team-Green L&L
11-17-2006, 12:42 AM
No need to reiterate not pricing by the square foot, but a better point would be: If you haven't gathered the proper information to put together a sufficient bid, are you preparing yourself with training to be able to produce a sufficient product. Failures only hurt our industry and ourselves~!

hoskm01
11-19-2006, 06:23 AM
How do you have this install job locked down, but no price to give the customer?

DVS Hardscaper
11-19-2006, 10:55 AM
NUMBER 1 - I have written extensively on this topic on this board. Do a search under my user name and you'll find some veteran info.


NUMBER 2 - $8 - $10 / sf was what prices averaged out to 8 years ago. EIGHT YEARS AGO. This is 2006, goin on '07.