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Old 07-06-2013, 05:37 PM
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12 zones. Crazy how pricing varies
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i've heard of others in my area doing it this way, only around here it's more around $500/ zone, not 100% sure if that includes controller and back flow...i've never heard of the $100/head, but that makes sense, each zone is usually 5 heads, for rotors at least

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Old 07-06-2013, 05:45 PM
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I personally do everything but time and materials. I don't like charging per zone
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:13 PM
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I shoot for around $700-900/zone + cost of controller/backflow
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If I could get 700-900 per zone I would be a bazillionare. My company installs between 70 and 120 zones a week... 900x120= 108,000 cha freakin Ching baby
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:29 PM
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I personally do everything but time and materials. I don't like charging per zone
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My boss flat rates per zone. No two jobs are the same and what you install can be different based on pressure, flow, and customer income
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:36 AM
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My boss flat rates per zone. No two jobs are the same and what you install can be different based on pressure, flow, and customer income
that's a great point, some systems can only get 4 heads, others can get 8...that's twice as many heads, twice as much line, and twice as much digging/labor
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:00 PM
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I have a good story about a irrigation contractor who signed the papers before he took a reading

He thought he knew the neighborhood and the water it had.

On install day he shows up takes his reading finds a whopping 2.5 gpm at 20 lbs.

He had to install 14 zones on a small lot that should of been 4 at the most

I wonder what his price per head was for that job
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:01 PM
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Thats as bad as using google earth to bid jobs by square footage without knowing a water source. I heard a customer ask last week "why is it called a doublecheck?" The answer I heard from the "bidder" in our company was "because it it had one check it would be called a singlecheck" <facepalm>
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:03 PM
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pricing is way different across the board for sure. i know what we charge, but i wont discuss price on here.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:14 PM
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I really appreciate the input, and I totally agree it does vary by area/site data/etc.
Once again I'm not interested in what you specifically are charging, that's your business not mine. I was mainly looking to see if I could find a point of reference or an average, and I think I have a pretty good feel for it now.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:26 PM
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*&6ost like this that influence me to believe the stock market will infact continue to rise over time.

for all it is worth: I used to to try to "think of" and add up as many profits as possible.

Now I do the same, but with expenses instead. and lo and behold.... it gives me a cozy-buzz.
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