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Old 08-04-2010, 07:48 PM
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$$$ per zone ...???

I've been out of the irrigation game for a couple of years so I was wondering what are the prices you all charge per zone??

When I last did it, we (company I worked for) charged $350 (or so) per zone with a min of 3 zones. This was 4 yrs ago, so would $450 a zone be a good price now a days?? Just trying to get an idea. I think my current estimate would land me with a 40% profit, does this sound right??
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:52 PM
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For that kind of money, I'd barely cover parts.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:54 PM
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Prepare for some hazing. Pricing per zone will get you too many ups and downs on profits. You really need to do a time and materials breakdown for each job. I know, many guys bid per zone, and I have done it many moons ago. But I learned from all these old geezers here and have become a better irrigator for it.

I could have a 4 zone system using 300' of pipe, in sand, 3/4" PVB, in and out in 6 man hours. Or I could have a 4 zone system using 900' of pipe, in rock/granite, 1" RP, taking 20 many hours. You do the math........

If it's cookie cutter subdivision homes you MIGHT be able to come up with a simple formula.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:01 PM
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Don't make the same mistake as Dick. It's T&M not T&A.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:11 PM
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I've got some 80 head zones you can do for $450.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:17 PM
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Don't make the same mistake as Dick. It's T&M not T&A.
your humor has been at the top of its game as of late, you start eating meat or what?

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Old 08-05-2010, 12:56 AM
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your humor has been at the top of its game as of late, you start eating meat or what?

I was noticing that too.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:55 AM
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Don't make the same mistake as Dick. It's T&M not T&A.
Very nice. Insightful even.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:47 PM
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I often wonder where that pricing method came from because people ask me how much I charge per zone all the time.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:03 PM
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I do see what you guys are saying, but I guess if I clarify you might get a better picture. The woman says that she needs 4 zones, 2 are for flower beds and 2 for the lawn. Typically for the flower beds, I use no more than 7 misters per zone, and for the lawn I use no more than 5 turf heads per zone.

I did a quick ride by and the width of the yard isn't too wide, but the front yard has a serious downward slope and it looks like a serious pain. I dont know how the back looks. I'm going by tomorrow to take a look and give her an estimate.

But I gotta say, the subdivision she lives in is ballin and I love the way the houses look. I'm gonna see if I can get some pictures.
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