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Old 02-19-2013, 09:58 AM
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So assuming 150 work days per year, thats $10 per day in insurance, your total is 1230. DVS is high
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:59 AM
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Now during the recession I offered rock bottom prices to make enough money to keep the telephones turned on. And my strategy worked, as I'm still in business and financially stronger than I've ever been.

But I can't see 3 people working for $400 per day. Thats very low. By the time you match the employee's medicare and pay worker's comp - you're walking away with no money at all.

That is, presuming you operate in a legitimate business manner.

I think you first need to sit down and make a sptread sheet of all your expenses. Itemize them. Factor in your labor burden. Factor in every red cent affiliated with the job at hand. (since you're new to the industry we'll focus on the job at hand, but as you progress you do need to contend with an annual operating budget).

Job right next door - you know sometimes those jobs use more fuel! Because you then must run to town to fetch materials.....and then drive back It costs me more money to do a job at my neighbor's than it does to drive to a job that is 15 miles away. Know what I mean?

One of these days a certain someone may launch an informative contractor forum geared specifically for the beginner hardscaper.........




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Old 02-19-2013, 11:41 AM
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Now during the recession I offered rock bottom prices to make enough money to keep the telephones turned on. And my strategy worked, as I'm still in business and financially stronger than I've ever been.

But I can't see 3 people working for $400 per day. Thats very low. By the time you match the employee's medicare and pay worker's comp - you're walking away with no money at all.

That is, presuming you operate in a legitimate business manner.

I think you first need to sit down and make a sptread sheet of all your expenses. Itemize them. Factor in your labor burden. Factor in every red cent affiliated with the job at hand. (since you're new to the industry we'll focus on the job at hand, but as you progress you do need to contend with an annual operating budget).

Job right next door - you know sometimes those jobs use more fuel! Because you then must run to town to fetch materials.....and then drive back It costs me more money to do a job at my neighbor's than it does to drive to a job that is 15 miles away. Know what I mean?

One of these days a certain someone may launch an informative contractor forum geared specifically for the beginner hardscaper.........




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Ok thank you here is where I am at though we work 6 hour days only half time and all. Ate rials are on site because they work had days And it is half day i only provide general liability and work mans comp which was in the 1500 per year and I dot provide health insurance thank god
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:39 PM
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This may be off topic, but you might be having a stroke.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:56 PM
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For us to do 3 days work, with 3 of our guys, that means 72 man hours runs $2,900.00 thats no materials and not a hour longer for work.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:57 PM
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I'm 14 I don't think I have to worry about a stroke
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:09 PM
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Ok thank you here is where I am at though we work 6 hour days only half time and all. Ate rials are on site because they work had days And it is half day i only provide general liability and work mans comp which was in the 1500 per year and I dot provide health insurance thank god
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Definite stroke victim. "Ate rials?" DVS doesn't even spell that bad!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:21 PM
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oh *all materials
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:19 PM
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14 with a receding hairline????

Glad I'm not italian
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-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
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