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Old 10-09-2002, 04:05 AM
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This will vary wildly from place to place around the country. And we don't necessarily charge by the hour for installs.

For irrigation repair work we charge $50 service call (just to arrive at their door) and $48 per hour. And surprisingly, I get that rate almost every time I tell people about it. I increased from $35 a year ago thinking people might balk at it. But so far, everyone's been fine with that rate. I did some "research" first with my competition, if you know what I mean, to figure out what others were charging. It seemed that the average was $45 per hour. Some were as high as $90 per hour. Only a few had service call charges.

If I am doing an install, I plan to at least make $35 per man hour. Many times we get much more.
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Old 10-09-2002, 04:08 AM
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I've heard $250-$350 per zone in my neck of the woods.
Damn cuz! I don't necessarily price per zone either. But I start with a price-per-zone formula and then increase or decrease as necessary for the individual lot. And we'll charge $1500 for the first zone, and 800-1000 for each add'l zone. $250-$350 is just freaking nuts! How can you even do that? I almost spend that in parts!
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Old 10-09-2002, 06:12 AM
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hahaaha, that's the way the ball bounces here. I think for that job I had less than 1k for materials, labor ran me in the neighborhood of $300 and took home $1100. Like I stated before I'm one of the more expensive installers in town and if I charged for estimates I'd be rich since I get undercut alot.


I get my I-20 just under $11
and rainbird 5000's under $10

what do you guys all pay?
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