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Old 06-26-2013, 03:05 PM
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How much to charge

I have been doing pave stone patios. I know how much to charge with labor gas materials etc I would like to get your idea on how much profit margin the actual business should make Ive heard add 30 percent to total price but I am figuring a patio now I have a total of 1534 in it Including materials so if we add 30 percent it only comes to like 300 and something bucks I don't feel that's enough but I could be wrong. I want to be competitive Thanks
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:29 PM
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that must be a real small patio... or really low cost materials. A 30% take home for the company is not bad, given that 30% is profit... It would be helpful for you to give more details on the project ie: square footage, product, equipment that is being used and your labor cost... I have a feeling you are forgetting something.

I have a hard time getting my COSTS for a small sidewalk that low, let alone charging a price that low
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:59 PM
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I agree something is not right, $1500 for a patio seems almost impossible for materials and labor but maybe its extremely small I dont know without more details. 30% should be the take home though after all expenses are figured in, if you can pocket 30% thats not bad.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:21 PM
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The patio is 200 square ft very small The total prive for Holland pavers rock sand is exactly 778.40
so with labor saw rental edging poly sand etc
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:30 PM
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ok. well I think your pricing could be a little light, I dont charge by the sq ft but my average cost is in the $16-$18 range per sq ft and then of course extra for inlays, curves etc. $800 to work with after materials on a 200 sq ft job is cutting it pretty thin to try and pull a profit. If I would have quoted this job I most likely would not have been under 3k.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:31 PM
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So roughly another 700 in labor? Get your labor costs down. Or does that include yourself? Two men should do that in a short day
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:42 PM
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I know it wont take 21 hrs but I added more than I thought it would take because Ive messed up in the past Sorry Im new to this pricing stuff Im good at installing but not great at pricing How do you charge? Whoever reads this tell me how you charge to install a pavestone patio or walkway

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:57 PM
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what is your email? Ill since i'm feeling friendly today I'll send you my excel hardscape pricing spreadsheet
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:20 PM
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wow thank you so much that would be awesome!! my email is tsimmons0615@att.net
Thank you very much !!
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:33 PM
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I'll send it tomorrow when I'm back in the office.
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