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qcontrol23
07-16-2008, 03:30 PM
I have a job installing a 4' tall, 125' long, and 10' wide berm. How should i bid the labor portion of my estimate?? 2/3rds of the cost of supplies?? Please help

JB1
07-16-2008, 04:01 PM
I have a job installing a 4' tall, 125' long, and 10' wide berm. How should i bid the labor portion of my estimate?? 2/3rds of the cost of supplies?? Please help


I would figure out how long it was going to take and go from there.

JNyz
07-16-2008, 05:21 PM
Two thirds materials should work. But make sure you know your labor costs beforehand to make sure it works out correctly.

Stillwater
08-03-2008, 12:55 AM
I have a job installing a 4' tall, 125' long, and 10' wide berm. How should i bid the labor portion of my estimate?? 2/3rds of the cost of supplies?? Please help

why would you charge 2/3 the cost of supplies for labor,

JNyz
08-03-2008, 07:23 AM
I think he was trying to write two times the cost of labor, which also would be too low.

Stillwater
08-03-2008, 02:41 PM
Ya, I was wondering what the heck does material cost have to do with what is charged for labor.

socallawndude
08-03-2008, 07:32 PM
For sure bid labor and materials. Very seldom are the two related in my experience. Case in point mechanics, they say shop rate is x per hour regardless how expensive the part is. The problem from there is how well you can estimate how long it will take you

AGLA
08-03-2008, 10:07 PM
10' wide and 4' high is not a realistic dimension for an earth berm. Be careful.