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bobbygedd
04-07-2003, 03:39 PM
bid a job last week, was just wondering what u guys would bid. no bashing, just curious. 2 hrs of bed edging(by hand), 2 stone walls of moss rock(grey boulders) 7 feet long x2.5 feet high. 8.5 ton of 3/4 inch red stone, 1 ton of inch and a half pink marble. weed barrier to cover about 850 sq ft. 2 yds of topsoil, 8 perennials(my cost $9 each). thanx

Lombardi
04-07-2003, 08:52 PM
Since the bed edging is by hand and I have two hands, I would charge double. For the moss rock I would charge for the plain rock and then double for the moss. For the perennials, since they have an average life span of 8-10 years I would charge 8-10 times their original cost. Sorry Bobby, I couldn't resist after reading your lawn program rates. Good luck.

bobbygedd
04-08-2003, 01:52 AM
u know what man, that was plain stupid. i charge the going rate for proffesional companies in my area. heck, one guy said i was overpriced, and in the next sentance said he doesnt fert anymore cus there is no money in it.

paponte
04-09-2003, 08:34 AM
How much total time do you estimate? Also I don't get my gravel by the ton, I get it by the yard. Approx yardage?

Henry
04-09-2003, 10:03 AM
How far from truck do you have to move material? That's a lot of stone to move by wheelbarrow. I would say $2600 - $2900 assuming it's not too difficult.

bobbygedd
04-09-2003, 12:24 PM
the site is easily accessible. stone will be dumped, and then wheelbarrowed about 50 feet max. 1 yard=1ton.

paponte
04-10-2003, 09:04 AM
$2995.00 :D

bobbygedd
04-10-2003, 12:32 PM
well thank u popante, that was very nice of you.

paponte
04-10-2003, 07:22 PM
Is that in the range of what you were estimating? I would have a machine on the job, and would pick up all my materials so It would take minimal time. :cool:

bobbygedd
04-11-2003, 02:13 AM
well p, this time im the lowballer. i came in at a whopping $2200. i guess no one else has a brain here, thanks again

paponte
04-11-2003, 10:35 AM
Ah that's not too bad. I definately would not have done it for under 2K though. :cool:

Henry
04-11-2003, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by bobbygedd
well p, this time im the lowballer. i came in at a whopping $2200. i guess no one else has a brain here, thanks again

Did you only read my first sentence?

bobbygedd
04-11-2003, 01:34 PM
sorry henry, thank u also. didnt see your reply.

Katwalk
04-12-2003, 08:49 AM
Originally posted by bobbygedd
the site is easily accessible. stone will be dumped, and then wheelbarrowed about 50 feet max. 1 yard=1ton. One yard of stone is 3000 pounds and as we know a ton is 2000 pounds. If you base larger estimates on yards and they give you tons it will cost you. If you needed 10 yards x 3000lbs=30,000 lbs and order 10 ton and get 20,000 lbs., where do you get the additional 10,000 lbs. Not a big deal on the small job you listed here though.