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08-29-2004, 12:01 PM
This is my weekend project I just completed. It took me 2 1/2 hours to complete and cost me 120.00 dollars for materials. Can anyone of you guys or girls tell me how much you would charge for a project of this type? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By the way the size is 3ft in the front, 4ft in the back and 2ft on the sides.

08-29-2004, 03:22 PM
$ 1000.00 including custom made mail box post in 6 feet of concrete. I have had to do a few of them because of hoodlums nocking them over.

CJ GreenScapes
08-30-2004, 01:08 AM
$120 in materials - 2.5 man hours = $325

08-30-2004, 01:57 AM
Looks great... good work


08-30-2004, 11:18 AM
Hoodlums knocked over my mail box a few months ago so with the help of my mower I pulled up some huge rocks and used the mower to push them around the post. (they ran the mailbox/post over). Now it's still standing but others are having problems with the hoodlums running theirs over. I should bury a thin piece of wood filled with nails/screws for the neighbors.....LoL

08-30-2004, 11:21 AM
$1000 or thereabouts....

08-30-2004, 02:02 PM
$1,000?!?!?!?!?!? That would take a total of 2 hrs for just 1 guy, I'd probably charge you around $325-350 as well...good job sir

08-30-2004, 06:15 PM
Around $525 or there about.....Nice job by the way....

Ken Kesey
08-30-2004, 06:41 PM
I can't see anyone charging over $400.


How much rock is that? Maybe 1/2 ton?

By the way, I think I live next door to you.

08-30-2004, 08:55 PM
My time to weld and fabricate the post is the kicker. And digging a six foot hole to put it in takes a little bit.

08-30-2004, 09:09 PM
The mailbox and post came with the house. I was just talking about the flowerbed itself.
by the way, it is 600lbs of rock.

09-02-2004, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by chevyman1
$1,000?!?!?!?!?!? That would take a total of 2 hrs for just 1 guy, I'd probably charge you around $325-350 as well...good job sir

2 hrs?

Pick up stone, soil and mulch, plus a few plants, a bag of compost and some slow-release. There's at least an hour right there for p/u and delivery to site. Unload, build the wall, backfill, plant, mulch. I think realistically, 3+ hours for the actual "construction".

So, really 5 hours or so. But realistically, you've basically burnt a day on the project. $1000 might be a little high, but NO LESS than $750.


$350 - 120 materials = $230/5=$46/hr. That's before taking out overhead expenses.

You guys HAVE to make $1 a minute to sit on a mower, but you'll stack rocks for .75 a minute?:confused:

09-02-2004, 05:07 PM
Id do it for $350


09-02-2004, 06:36 PM
I would go as low as low as $210 for that no problem.

09-02-2004, 10:56 PM
I would say $350

JB Landscape
09-02-2004, 11:38 PM
500 would be on the high end. 1000 is way too high!

09-03-2004, 01:58 AM
$1,000!! what are u guys nutz? If he says it took him 2.5 hours then it took him 2.5 hours. I mean I would love to get a thousand dollars for that, but I woulndt have much work that way.

09-03-2004, 07:24 AM
If you read my post AGAIN you will note the pole is provided along with placing it in six feet of concrete. The only one's i have done were for people getting vandalized. I have done four so far but it is not really something i advertise.

09-03-2004, 01:18 PM
:O $1000 - I guess you guys live in economic areas where people find that type of price normal or you do not want the extra work. As long as you get paid for all time involved and include a profit % of 10 (minimum) Your pricing seemed reasonable to me.

09-03-2004, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by kipper
My time to weld and fabricate the post is the kicker. And digging a six foot hole to put it in takes a little bit.

Why would you dig a hole six ft. deep for that?

09-04-2004, 08:41 PM
Around here the vandals like to drive over your mail box!!!! Lets just say after six feet of solid concrete is poured, it's gonna f--k something up when they try to demolish it. My price for the landscaping only would be $273.95 but no guarantee for the pole.

09-04-2004, 10:12 PM
Is that a very solid pole?

I had a guy, after putting a pole like that in the ground and it still being run over, the new pole he filled in with concrete. Now THAT will mess up your car. :eek:

09-05-2004, 01:49 AM
You should get those poles that they have in front of stores sometimes. You would not make it over that, your car would be gone.