Old 04-28-2005, 02:54 PM
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How much do you bring home from this job?

lets say there are two people at a job. They rake, edge, and mulch. Its 8 yrds of hemlock mulch which is $360 customer price. It takes the both of them 8 hrs to do the job. What would you bid? I know there are a bunch of variables, but any suggestion as to what people are biding would be great thanks.
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Old 04-28-2005, 03:17 PM
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what is your price on the mulch?? for me in my area people charge between 45-100 per yard of mulch. and that is with naturally hardwood mulch that is between $21-27 a yard around here. I charge 55-85 a yard depending on how bad the beds are. since there is two of you I would charge $100 per cubic yard with clean up so that would be $800. again this price would be seen in ohio not sure on what your area charges.
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Old 04-28-2005, 11:20 PM
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I would bid $1,000 even. Though im always alittle high on my jobs i wouldn't go below $850

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Old 04-28-2005, 11:26 PM
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Mulch is $360

Labor is 2 X 8 X whatever your hourly labor rate is.

Hourly labor rate = $25

2 X $25 X 8 = $400

Total price to customer $760.
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Old 04-29-2005, 10:41 AM
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8 hours total or each, then as said before, your desired hourly times hours plus mulch. Don't forget the time picking it up either.
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Old 05-02-2005, 02:44 AM
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That must be one overgrown area to take 2 guys 8 hours to do. my guess is 2-2.5 hours to mulch for 2 guys and the rest is to rake and edge. I am guessing long narrow beds so with this in mind it will be a min of 800 and upwards of 1100. I am thinking that 2 guys can edge and rake and lay mulch in less than 4 hours.
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