View Full Version : How much should I charge to sub out the irrigation system?

Let it Grow
03-25-2004, 01:02 PM
I'm working on a landscape design/install. I currently do not do irrigation work myself. I sub it out to another business that only does irrigation. How much extra should I add on top of the sub contractors irrigation bid before I submit it to the customer?

03-25-2004, 09:59 PM
yea i was wondering the same type of thing whn u sub contract how much do u make off it

D Felix
03-26-2004, 01:50 PM
We haven't done much subbing out of work, but generally the markup is in the 10% range around here.

It's not a 10% profit though, if you do it right. At least at first. Even after you get to know the sub well and everything works well, you may only be looking at 8% or so. You have time involved with them, and it is up to you, as the "prime" contractor, to make sure everything is installed the right way...


03-26-2004, 02:36 PM
That is what i have done in the past is add 10%, I still go to the work site when the sub is there because if something is wrong Im gonna be the one the homeowner is going to complain to