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Fishin LCO
06-30-2004, 07:15 PM
I would like to know what others are charing for installing river rock per ton. I know there are many variables like cost, overhead, and site difficulty, but would still like to know peoples numbers. Most guys have a standard price for installing mulch(price per yard installed). So I am just wondering what are some prices for River Rock #3 installed per ton. River Rock #3 is a small braown and tan rock usually about half and inch to 2 inches diameter.

Thanks

qualitylandscaping
06-30-2004, 07:22 PM
price for stone + 10% + delivery + 3-5x what I paid for the stone per ton for installation..


Ex.. 1ton river rock $45.. my selling price price $49.50 + $85 delivery + $135-225 for installation total for one ton : approx $269.50- 359.50..

Fishin LCO
07-01-2004, 02:27 PM
bump...any more input

Lawn-Scapes
07-01-2004, 03:18 PM
River rock is sold by the yard here and I'm guessing it's weight is about a ton. It costs $90 per yard. I charge around 1.5 - 2 times the cost for install... (maybe more if it was a very difficult location) plus delivery charge.

So... cost of product + 1.5 - 2 times the cost of product + delivery = total.

EagleLandscape
07-01-2004, 03:20 PM
Man I'm getting 2" river rock for about 25 bucks a yard, and then plus delivery, (or I can drive 10 mins to pick it up). I would install it for about 80 bucks a yard at the least.

Lombardi
07-02-2004, 11:49 AM
Rock prices vary greatly depending on location and type. I charge $60/ton labor regardless of price.

impactlandscaping
07-03-2004, 03:55 AM
Originally posted by qualitylandscaping
price for stone + 10% + delivery + 3-5x what I paid for the stone per ton for installation..


Ex.. 1ton river rock $45.. my selling price price $49.50 + $85 delivery + $135-225 for installation total for one ton : approx $269.50- 359.50..


I hope the $ 85.00 delivery fee is part of the ficticious example. I could never charge a client that kind of coin for a one ton delivery, much less a 10 ton delivery...Our cost for stone here is $ 28.00/ T for 1-2" , and $ 35.50 / T for 2B Special, 3-5".For delivery only, not markup, we add $ 2.00 per ton , plus $ 35.00 for delivery for up to 14 miles.15 miles and over it is a $ 50.00 fee.

qualitylandscaping
07-03-2004, 10:22 AM
Impact,

I charge an $85 delivery fee for any amount of stone I haul.. I don't have a huge dump truck yet, and hauling stone is beating the crap out of my little F-150.. So I'm going to make money off it, or I'm not hauling it..

My other prices are alittle more reasonable..

Topsoil - $45 1-3yds
Mulch - $35 1-7yds

D Felix
07-03-2004, 10:37 AM
You guys need to find a quarry!

Our quarry charges ~$6/ton for #4's, which by the description given is roughly the size of the #3's, maybe slightly larger.

Delivery by tri-axle would be in the neighborhood of $8-10/ton, depending on where it was going in the county.

And our labor would vary according to the site and what equipment we could use to haul/spread it.


Dan

impactlandscaping
07-03-2004, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by qualitylandscaping
Impact,

I charge an $85 delivery fee for any amount of stone I haul.. I don't have a huge dump truck yet, and hauling stone is beating the crap out of my little F-150.. So I'm going to make money off it, or I'm not hauling it..

My other prices are alittle more reasonable..

Topsoil - $45 1-3yds
Mulch - $35 1-7yds
Gotcha Steve. That's great you can get that, wish I could.

Dan-Our prices above are from the local supplier we deal with. On larger jobs over ten ton, I deal directly with our local quarry. Only problem is they only deliver a minimum of 22T, and it is about a 17 mile trip, one way , for us to go and pick it up. A little too far to be profitable on smaller jobs, especially when the landscape supply co. is one mile down the road from our shop!

Lombardi
07-03-2004, 06:04 PM
Quality,
That delivery fee is ridiculous. I hope that you are at least being honest with customers and informing them that it would be cheaper to have it delivered by the supplier. You should also consider buying the right equipment to do the job. I see a lot of homeowners hauling rock in their 1/2 tons with the bumpers almost dragging, but not people who do this for a living.

qualitylandscaping
07-03-2004, 06:29 PM
lombardi,

the stone does not go into the bed of the truck.. It goes into the dump trailer.. I would never put any amount of stone or even topsoil in the bed of the truck.. I have two new trucks coming and then I will lower my delivery prices alittle..

Around here, $85 for delivery isn't that far out of the ballpark.. Most charge $65-75 for delivery