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mulchmaster
04-09-2010, 01:33 PM
Here is the deal, I received a call about a week ago form a guy asking about some patio work. Well long story short he has an existing brick patio now (set over an old concrete pad) that needs to be replaced. I worked up a price to remove the old patio and lay a new one (910) sf. My cost for the pavers/bricks is $3.22 sf.

I have been in the business for 13 years and have done a handfull of hardscape jobs and always feel like I don't charge enough. This time I let my dad work up the quote and although I thought it was on the high side we ran with it, and after meeting with the homeowner I am quite sure he feels the same way.

Since I already worked up a price, would one of you give me a rough idea what you would charge to do this job? I am not asking for anything exact, but mabey a price range, so I have a better idea next time.

Also we have pleanty of work right now and it really doesn't matter if we get the job or not.

Thanks in advance, Andrew

Budlightshooter
04-09-2010, 04:32 PM
13k if you lay on top of the existing concrete and 20k if you have to relay on gravel to standards

Meezer
04-09-2010, 04:47 PM
Here is the deal, I received a call about a week ago form a guy asking
I have been in the business for 13 years and have done a handfull of hardscape jobs and always feel like I don't charge enough. This time I let my dad work up the quote and although I thought it was on the high side we ran with it, and after meeting with the homeowner I am quite sure he feels the same way.



Andrew,

What did your dad come up with???

brickpuller
04-09-2010, 05:15 PM
Assuming 160 hours of labor. Four guys, four days 10 hrs per day with excavation between $14,500.00 and $16,000.00.

OutdoorCreations
04-09-2010, 05:54 PM
$13,900 to $16,300 depending on access for a total redo

mulchmaster
04-09-2010, 05:58 PM
Well I knew it, I haven't been charging enough! :hammerhead:

My dad came in at just over 13k, but thought it should be a bit higher. In all honesty, I was quite a bit less. :confused:

My dad said he wanted to take over bidding these larger jobs and I wasn't sure what to think, I guess it can't hurt anything.

Thanks so much, Andrew

traderfjp
04-11-2010, 11:08 PM
It's better to work for less than sit home and honor prices that may not be realistic in this economy.

PatriotLandscape
04-12-2010, 09:22 PM
It's better to work for less than sit home and honor prices that may not be realistic in this economy.

if you cannot cover your overhead then you should just stay home.

I'm not in business to go broke slowly.

traderfjp
04-13-2010, 12:53 AM
I agree but sometimes you can't get 10.00 a foot but if you can make money on 7.00 then why not negotiate.

PatriotLandscape
04-13-2010, 08:56 PM
if you make money at 7 then charging 10 would be a 30% profit which would be a great marging in any economy.

kootoomootoo
04-13-2010, 09:10 PM
Reputable local.co's are doing stamped now for $7.50
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