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Old 08-02-2014, 09:44 AM
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We would be 9/13.5 if you wanted to keep it in sq yds. Yea, prepped and graded. Our material cost is triple.

How many zones was the sprinkler system?
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:57 PM
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Wow, that's insanely expensive for sod!! Probably because the lack of larger area for sod farms on Long Island?

It was a 4 zone system, we directly didn't install it. 2 of my good friends own a partnership that do irrigation as well as landscape installs and they did the system.
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So the irrigation was included in that price? Dang the customer got a steal on that job!
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So the irrigation was included in that price? Dang the customer got a steal on that job!
Not really. We had a very healthy margin. There was not that much hauled out, 4 dump trailer loads of dirt/brush plus one small load of concrete.
My buddies that did the irrigation lost out on a sod install last week & the company that got it was at $2.25/yd. The material cost is about $1.65/yd delivered or $1.35/yd picked up which is the cheapest I've seen. Whoever goes with them gets a good deal but most likely horrible work quality.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:48 PM
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Glad to hear that. Around here at least to sod alone would be 7-10k easy plus irrigation
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:19 PM
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Glad to hear that. Around here at least to sod alone would be 7-10k easy plus irrigation
Yikes! Maybe we just have so many sod farms around here that the prices are lower.
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:41 PM
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Maybe. There are two here. Generally we tear out the old yard and install new sod between 1.5 to 1.75 a sqft
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:21 AM
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Damn nice job!
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:27 AM
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Yea the sprinklers alone would be 3k! As long as you're making your margin though
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It's been a pretty busy month. Record breaking for both revenue AND profit in my company's history! Not only volume but margin wise

Revenue this month was just about $3,000 short of the entire year of 2012's revenue. Needless to say (now that I've had a chance to run the numbers after the past couple very busy weeks) I'm extremely happy to be where we're at and hope to only keep the freight train rolling to finish out the season strong. Getting near the end of the current backlog within a couple weeks for landscape installs but with the leads my website has been generating I'm banking we'll have installs through mid October and then things will be crazy for fall clean ups.

I'm also hoping to have a nice surprise for everyone very soon

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