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Old 07-21-2013, 03:40 PM
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Just Curious...

My pricing is pretty competitive around where I live. I am just curious to how it compares to some of you. I had a job yesterday, just a simple mulch job where we pulled & sprayed weeds, then laid mulch. Here's what we did:

35 bags of mulch @ 2.80/bag (that's with tax)
1.6 hrs of labor (1hr 40mins & this was just a 2-man job)
We sprayed some herbicide
added an edge along the bed

I'll tell you the price I did it for later..I just want to see what you all would charge! Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:52 PM
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Buying the mulch in bags instead of bulk would throw your price off.

Is the 1.6hrs of labor total or really 3.2 man hrs?
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:16 PM
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Buying the mulch in bags instead of bulk would throw your price off.

Is the 1.6hrs of labor total or really 3.2 man hrs?
3.2 man hrs. & the mulch ran us $88 total, but we charged $98 (the price b4 the bulk discount)
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:20 PM
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The total you charged for the mulch was $98 then you added the 3.2 man hours for your total? We certainly make our money on the mark up of mulch, and the labor hours are the increased benefit. Am I correct in my assumption?
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:25 PM
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We don't mark up the mulch much. Most our cost comes from the labor & we put a base price on the bed clean-up on top of the labor. How much would you charge though? Based on 35bags (2cu. ft.) so 70 cu ft. Of mulch & 3.2 hrs of man labor?
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:39 PM
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I would have charged $315 for this job. $200 for labor and I would have sold the mulch for $115
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:43 PM
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I charged $310 even so we seem to be pretty close in our pricing.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:48 PM
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Where are you from?
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:49 PM
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Tri-Cities, TN
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:50 PM
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I'm from Missouri. Even so, it is pretty impressive that our pricing comes so close together. There should be more threads like this because I find it quite interesting.
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