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Old 06-26-2009, 03:49 PM
Jarlo Jarlo is offline
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What Should I Charge For a Pondless Waterfall?

Ok, I have been searching this site for like an hour and I can't find anything even close to hinting at pricing on a pondless waterfall. Can anyone help me out here? How do you guys do you pricing for this?
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:17 AM
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$4000. make it nice, keep it simple
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:10 AM
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It's kind've funny... I was thinking $4,000... but can someone give me an idea on how to arrive at this price? Sizes, time, etc...
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:12 AM
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Pondless Pricing

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It's kind've funny... I was thinking $4,000... but can someone give me an idea on how to arrive at this price? Sizes, time, etc...
Here is one scenario:
Cost of pondless equipment $1200
cost of rock 400
labor 24 manhours @ $50 1200
total labor & equip 2800
50% profit 1200
Total to customer 4000

It all depends upon size and site conditions. Is there a big stump that has to come out? moving irrigation lines? really steep hill side? Charge for those

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Old 07-29-2009, 08:06 PM
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$3,246.18 is the exact price.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:37 PM
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I once built one using a buried 55 gallon plastic drum for the pump to sit in. by the kit its a lot easier
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:28 AM
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$3,246.18 is the exact price.
Exactly!!*

*Exactly how did you arive at this amount of 4k without knowing anything about the job?* Did you see the site, are you building a simple stone fountian when they are expecting a pondless waterfall 6' high?* Doesn't anybody do job costing anymore?
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:05 PM
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The man asked a simple question and he recieved a simple answere. A person could sit here and ask him a million questions to do some "job costing", but who would. Then he would get no help from us at all. Instead I threw out a number, it is what we start with.
Now at least he has a starting point!

Now, if everyone was like you 2, he would not get help at all, thus...defeating the purpose of this site.

So, like I said, $4000.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:36 AM
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A person can ask for a ballpark figure, but if you have no handle on what it costs to run your company day to day its hard to be of much help past that. Everyone on here has a different cost of doing business and we can't just toss out numbers. I would be closer to $5,000 if I were doing it.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:47 AM
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I used to ask these same questions.

I have recently asked a similar question when I did not know what the going rate was for a certain job.

We have since started doing our pricing differently based on a different premise.

It doesn't matter what the going rate is.

It does not matter what other companies charge.

What matters is how much it will COST YOU to do the job AND how much YOU WANT to make on the job.

Having said that you must first find out how much you will spend on materials. Then you need to know your labor costs. Dont forget little things like delivery fees if you have no way of transporting the rock yourself. And if you can transport the materials yourself you still need to bill the customer something for your cost of transportation of materials.

Hope this helps.
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