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Old 07-04-2011, 06:01 PM
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Sod Install Pricing

Our sod install prices have been beaten down so badly in the past few years - almost not worth trying to compete. What is everyone charging for labor for one pallot installation?
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:19 AM
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I have only done two sod jobs but I do $75.00 (my hourly rate) per pallet with a 20% material markup. This is just laying, no prep work.
This has worked good for me. However, with every service I offer, I plan to raise the price each time I bid to see how much I can get away with.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:07 AM
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Well it ain't right, the customer wants all the frills and thrills, for free.
You don't have to tell me, I've had two requests for sod this year.
I've never done sod before but that doesn't mean I was born yesterday.

I just hopped in this thread hoping to get some insight, you might guess it wasn't what I was hoping for.

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I plan to raise the price each time I bid to see how much I can get away with.
I don't think that's a very good idea.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:29 PM
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I charge $300 per pallet for st Aug. and ill sill add waste fees and delivery fees if its more then 10 pallets.

I just quoted a guy 17 pallets $5100 he turned around and told me he has had offers at $3400 I politely replied you should definately go with that guy

he called me a day later and asked me what all is included in my price so apparently $3400 doesnt cover everything

I know one thing I hate laying sod and i wont do it for less the $300 a pallet
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