Originally Posted by greendoctor
If someone does not want a price for the whole job complete, they can buy their own grass and have Juan or Pablo put it down. I do not think you can get a price per brick laid from a mason or per board nailed up from a contractor. Either people want a pro doing the job or they want someone else. This all relates to lowballing, everyone calling themselves a "landscaper" when they do not know beans and fostering this mentality in one's clientele.
I have a friend who is a mason. He gets paid by the Brick Laid. He has to lay so many bricks a day to earn a days pay. Doesn't matter how long it takes him.
But I catch your point about pricing work and agree in most cases. But in this case Mickey mismeasured and also quoted a Per Pallet price which is SOP here in Florida. I can show you bids from long time Sod Companies that quote the sq ft of Sod to be installed. This is done for Legal reasons if nothing else. It is hard to hit a guy for a free extra if the Sq Ft Numbers are correct. BTW a typical General Contractor trick
Mikey might not be the quickest wit but hopefully he is smart enough to know his mistake could or would get caught sooner or later.