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Q-Team Inc
04-02-2004, 06:04 PM
I have a customer that is buying a rental house and wants to have a paver patio put in. It measures in at 705 sq ft. No weird angle or curves. Square off from this house.The ground is pretty level now and very little digging will be involved. I have done 1 very small patio before by myself. The customer had the materials but never got around to doing it. Just charged him hourly labor rate.

I'm looking at using Holland Stone paver's manufactured by Belgard.


Want to throw a price at me on what you would charge??!!
Or any helpful formulas that you have come up with.

LHlandscaping
04-02-2004, 08:12 PM
$6.00 per square foot sounds about right to me.

SodKing
04-02-2004, 08:37 PM
$12,690 or about $18.00 per foot

newleaflandscape
04-02-2004, 11:18 PM
I could never land a job at 18 bucks a square foot. Around here you are lucky to get a paver job at 14 bucks a sq ft. Again though just depends on how your market is.

SodKing
04-03-2004, 12:07 AM
Market here supports $18 to $32 per foot but then New ENgland has always been on the high end of the market

landscapingpoolguy
04-03-2004, 01:16 AM
$10a sqft plus the cost of the stone......If she already has the holland stone then charge her $7050.00 to install...pavers are never an easy install when done right....that is a fair price for the labor and base materials should be able to do it with 3 -4 guys in 2 - 3 days providing the weather is good.

Chuck

bigdaddyspags
04-04-2004, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by SodKing
Market here supports $18 to $32 per foot but then New ENgland has always been on the high end of the market

Doe this price include the base? What do you get for a Bluestone job?

SodKing
04-04-2004, 08:09 PM
Yes it includes the base. We did a nice natural Bluestone patio last year. The size was about 640 sq ft with a 31 foot stone knee wall, we charged $31,241.63.

It was on a home with a value exceeding $5mil.

greenworldh20
04-04-2004, 09:12 PM
sod king,

are you looking for an irrigation sub...have truck and trailer..will travel for those prices.

brian:o

SodKing
04-04-2004, 11:52 PM
I saw a Green World at the NH landscape and Garden Show Today in Durham. Was that you?

bigdaddyspags
04-04-2004, 11:57 PM
Originally posted by SodKing
Yes it includes the base. We did a nice natural Bluestone patio last year. The size was about 640 sq ft with a 31 foot stone knee wall, we charged $31,241.63.

It was on a home with a value exceeding $5mil.


Do you have any pictures?

plantace
01-11-2005, 11:25 AM
Yes it includes the base. We did a nice natural Bluestone patio last year. The size was about 640 sq ft with a 31 foot stone knee wall, we charged $31,241.63.

It was on a home with a value exceeding $5mil.

Do you mind sharing what the patio alone cost?

sgallaher
01-11-2005, 04:37 PM
Depending on cost of material I would charge $10 - $18 per sf. Just did a 600sf patio with 55' knee wall for about $20,000 using EP Henry Coventry Stone I and Double Sided Coventry wall.

cgland
01-11-2005, 11:29 PM
We NEVER price by the sq. ft. Every job is different. Different access, excavation, grades, applications, material staging, etc. When we first started, we charged by the sq. ft. and found that on some jobs we made money and others we didn't. It's always better to price each job individually. I will tell you this.....our prices are higher on walkways & small patios (>250sq. ft.) than on the larger stuff.

Chris

sgallaher
01-12-2005, 11:10 PM
We have a price range by the square foot, say $10sf - $18sf. This way it's easier and quicker to bid jobs. if it's a smaller job than we estimate the higher sf price. If it's a larger job then closer to the smaller sf price. A larger job with difficulty in excavation than some where in between. We use EP Henry and for each product we figured out the cost of materials, labor, equipment, overhead, etc and have a sf price range for quick estimating, never lost money on a job yet with this style of estimating. When in doubt, estimate at the higher end of the range and you may come out with a bigger profit in the end.