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Old 01-22-2008, 12:08 AM
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i should have charged a little more didn't have the confidence at that time
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:14 AM
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I am not quite sure how you guys arrive at the $3000.00 price. Unless there's something I am not seeing here, that job would take 2 of my installers about a day and a half. At our labor rate, that would be about $1800 for labor. It looks like there are just about 100 blocks there. At $5.50 per block, that's $550.00. Maybe 2 yards of gravel at the most, that's $80. So I'd be charging about $2430.00 for that job. And we are typically more expensive than most of our competition. A lot of contractors would charge only $2000 or so for that job.

How long did it take you to do this job and how many workers?
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:22 AM
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Nice job man... I have to agree to disagree with the pricing. We are always the highest or close to it when we bid and I'd come in under $3K??? Why did you choose to price by the sq ft? And for $3K why not use a better product? I think the job's a great first project, but I think for the price, a nicer block would be nice...with caps
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:30 AM
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By first job, I'm assuming that means first hardscape and not first landscape in general right?
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:17 PM
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Yes that was my First time Hardscaping. actually i helped another landscaper one day on a hardscpae so i would know what i was doing. This is not my favorite block at all. I wish i could have used caps on it.
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