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Old 05-22-2011, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Patriot Services View Post
Yes, you always charge for extra work. Estimating is the hardest skill to learn. Even seasoned guys will tell it can be anguishing at times.Posted via Mobile Device
Agree! I do hate estimating... still learning with every one but getting better.

BUT, with that said, 35 per hour is dirt cheap for running a job- or just plain crazy- if you are running a legit business with the appropriate equipment/tools, paying tax, insurance, fuel, maintenance, all other overhead items, etc etc etc... So it seems like you are just picking a labor rate outta the blue, or tell me if I'm wrong.

As for the mulch, you might have to find a spot to get it cheaper. And bed prep prior to mulch can take considerable time if you do it right. Spreading the mulch is the easy part.

I couldn't give you an exact labor price on you job because I have no idea exactly what it entails. 4 yards of brown hardwood bulk mulch would run my customer about 145.
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