View Full Version : Sod Removal/Install--Quote Help

06-25-2007, 03:43 PM
I've got a fairly decent sized job I need some help with quoting out.

Homeowner has already rented the machine to pull up his sod but would prefer we do it. What would be a competitive hourly rate to charge for this service? The lawn is around 3,500 s/f. Additionally, would I charge the same hourly rate to install the new sod as well?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

06-25-2007, 08:04 PM
What is your normal hourly rate? The man hour rates will be different everywhere from $35-70 per man hour... depending on your overhead, what you pay your employees, how far the job is etc etc etc. I would just guesstimate how many man hours it will take... and charge them that figure... I would not tell them your hourly rate.

I would spray a week before, use a harley rake to remove old sod and prep, lay 7-8 pallets of sod(depending on your pallets being b/t 450-500 sq ft), and be done in one day w/ 2 guys. I would guess somewhere b/t 16-20 man hours depending on the site conditions.

Focal Point Landscapes
06-26-2007, 12:54 AM
I agree with lawnworks - what kind of machine did the client rent ?

06-26-2007, 01:00 AM
No dont charge hourly or if you do charge over 50 per labor hour check existing threads regarding this subject.