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Old 06-14-2004, 05:41 PM
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5 Yrd Of Dirt

CUSTOMER WANTS TO SPREAD 5 YARDS OF DIRT ON HIS FLOWERBED AND BACK YARD.

WHAT OR HOW WOULD YOU CHARGE HIM?
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Old 06-14-2004, 05:49 PM
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about 35-40% more than you charge for mulch, dirt is heavy
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Old 06-14-2004, 05:49 PM
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Wrong forum!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is in the Maint section of landscaping.

65 bucks and up a yard if its easy to get to.
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Old 06-14-2004, 06:01 PM
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CUSTOMER WILL PROVIDE DIRT.
SO I'M JUST TALKING ABOUT LABOR.
2 MEN CREW
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Old 06-14-2004, 06:02 PM
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tell him you charge hourly, and set yourself a wage to charge hourly, i would charge $45 an hr. also, CAPS on the forum means yelling i could careless bout caps, but i know somepeople do.
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Old 06-14-2004, 06:22 PM
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Sorry to those who care about CAPS on the forum but I wasn't yelling

thanks PremierLandscaping
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Old 06-14-2004, 10:47 PM
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I personally suggest giving quote for the job rather than telling the customer your hourly rate. Just estimate how long it will take and multiply that by the hourly rate and give them the price. We never tell customers hourly rates--they hear $60 or whatever and think it is outrageous and then you have to explain to them why the rate is what it is--expenses, insurance, etc...

Is the dirt for a new flowerbed or is it compost for an existing flowerbed?
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Old 06-15-2004, 09:56 AM
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Is the dirt for a new flowerbed or is it compost for an existing flowerbed?

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Well, he just wants to fill up some pothole (dog did it) in his back yard and some in his existing flower bed.
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Take me an hour. 1 person 1 machine $$95.00
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Wow, makes me think I should buy a machine, seriously though, I am starting to sub to a "bobcat-guy" I know and its working out well. btw what machine would you use?
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