View Full Version : How much should I charge?

06-11-2004, 06:51 PM
We completed a job for

1600 SQ feet of sod
Thick Bender Board
Lighting Install
Sprinker system install
Bark in the front and back


The material are already covered so this is just for the manual labor.. we are in Northern Ca.. any ideas what should be charged?

Randy Scott
06-11-2004, 07:15 PM
One dollar should cover all necessary labor.

06-11-2004, 07:18 PM
What do you mean by one dollar?

06-11-2004, 07:53 PM
You're a bit vague on the details............................

06-11-2004, 07:57 PM
Basically I am looking for manual labor rates.

How much per hour or per job is it for sod installation?
What about laying bark? etc.

How much is the manual labor rate worth?

06-11-2004, 08:39 PM
as much as you can squeeze out of them

D Felix
06-12-2004, 01:51 AM
Just charge what your lawyer charges per hour.

06-12-2004, 04:00 AM
D Felix, HAHAHAHAHA! So bud, you're meaning you did professional quality work in all those areas and you don't know how to price it? I'd love to see pictures of that sprinkler system you "put together." You used glue and primer, right? :-D

Green Pastures
06-12-2004, 10:50 AM

06-13-2004, 09:47 PM
Based solely on your question... I would have charged $8,496.32

06-13-2004, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by o-so-n-so
Based solely on your question... I would have charged $8,496.32

You lowballing bastige.

06-13-2004, 10:07 PM
Talkin bout low ballers................I passed a LCO the other day as he was re-stringing his trimmer. I looked and yep, I knew the guy. I stopped to chat a minute to see how thing were going with him. (Hadn't seen the guy in about 13 years. He and I worked on another job together before) He told me he was covered up every time he went out to do a job. The neighbors would hire him on the spot to mow, trim, landscape, you name it. Then the big kicker came when he said he might be working to cheep....................I promise you to my dying day he told me this quote...."I charge $20.00 an hour... $10.00 for me and $10.00 for my son.

He was driving a newer ford F150 and pulling a double axle trailer with a Cub Cadet ZTR 60" cut. (he is actually paying people to work for them)

and you can call me a low baller.....how dare you.


06-13-2004, 10:20 PM
How could u price out the job in the first place if you did not know yur labor rate?


06-14-2004, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by o-so-n-so
Based solely on your question... I would have charged $8,496.32

I was thinking more along the lines of $8496.34. Low balling bastard is right.

06-15-2004, 12:20 AM
O-O_~ .............................:D

06-15-2004, 09:13 PM
sincerely, it is hard for anyone seriously to estimate something over the internet with no more facts and even with more facts it may still not be possible.....but at the least figure your cost and charge 100 to 135% more....:blob2: