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05-05-2004, 10:59 AM
i was wondering how others price intsalls for bushes, tress etc.
ive heard doubling the price that the contract gets it at, price + man power.
any input would be great....
thanks to everyone, learning a lot on here
05-05-2004, 02:15 PM
Price + Man hour is good. But i just do materials x 2 or 2.5 to get the total cost and then add a little extra in there in case anything funky pops up. Depending on the market, 2 or 2.5 is a good way to go.
05-05-2004, 05:28 PM
For hardscape materials (timbers, rock, wall block, etc) I mark up 25%, plants that cost me under $50 get tripled, and plants over $50 get doubled. That is what the customer pays for materials. On top of that I figure how long I think it will take me and add 10-20% (10 hour job gets bid at 11 or 12 hours) times my hourly rate. This method has worked well for me so far.
Originally posted by jwingfield2k
Price + Man hour is good. But i just do materials x 2 or 2.5 to get the total cost and then add a little extra in there in case anything funky pops up. Depending on the market, 2 or 2.5 is a good way to go. When you say "x by 2 or 2.5" does that mean a 200 dollar tree would be 400 w/ labor planted? or 400 for labor?
I usually add up the cost of materials, and that is my labor cost. Except for sod and brickwork/RR ties,etc., they're more.
05-05-2004, 06:56 PM
i do this topsoil 16$, times that by 2 makes it's 32 for supplies, then add in man hours half hour of work 25$ then add 10 % for who knows what stuff.total cost about 73$ for one yard of topsoil
05-06-2004, 12:28 AM
05-06-2004, 12:48 AM
Damn. I need to raise my prices on installing top soil. LOL
If a customer were to buy a $50.00 Rhodedendron then how much would you guys charge in labor to plant it???
Im just curious
05-07-2004, 02:42 PM
60% of retail cost of plants will be labor cost.
05-07-2004, 03:27 PM
I charge acutal price on the materials plus at 20% then charge my hourly rate of 45.00 an hour. Works well for me.
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