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Old 01-30-2015, 04:25 PM
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Rock Price Help for Pickup/Delivery & Filling Driveway hole?

Not sure where to put this, but maybe some of you guys can help me price the job I just did.

Lady had a hole in her rock driveway, and wanted it filled. It was not big enough to warrant a full load of rocks, but it wasn't so small that you could just throw a few rocks in there.

Hole was approximately 3 1/2 ft diameter, 2 1/2 ft deep (guestimation). I have a feeling there's a hole in the culvert causing the dirt to seep through.

Here's the work done:

Drove to rock yard & hand loaded 14 - 5 gallon buckets of rock (approximately 1/2 ton), delivered it, filled the hole and spread it.

Total time from leaving my driveway and getting back home was 2 hours.

Total miles traveled 30 miles.

Rock cost $30.

Not sure how to invoice this

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-30-2015, 04:56 PM
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$295 make them small jobs pay
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:09 PM
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$150 is where I would be at. $60 per hour plus material.
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You have to remember its those small time wasting jobs that take up time from bigger money making jobs.
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:20 AM
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You have to remember its those small time wasting jobs that take up time from bigger money making jobs.

Just curious, how did you come up with 295? I like that price for sure, and my rotator cuff definitely has a twinge in it from shoveling all that rock.

How would you break down 295 & justify it on an invoice?

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Old 01-31-2015, 09:09 AM
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I would hope your not gonna surprise the customer with that price, because you got it on the Internet.
A half ton of stone could have been delivered and dumped in the hole for much less
and your shoulder would be ok.

Anytime you pick up materials factor in a delivery charge.
Factor in labor
Some mark up on material.

Another consideration is the customer.
If it is a regular account that needed the small side job done maybe price lower.
If it's a one time small job use higher pricing.
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:13 AM
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I would hope your not gonna surprise the customer with that price, because you got it on the Internet.
A half ton of stone could have been delivered and dumped in the hole for much less
and your shoulder would be ok.
Not around here. They won't deliver less than a load, that's why I had to round up 14 buckets and do it myself with a friggen shovel.
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:13 AM
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I would hope your not gonna surprise the customer with that price, because you got it on the Internet.
A half ton of stone could have been delivered and dumped in the hole for much less
and your shoulder would be ok.
What is your price suggestion?
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:39 AM
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My thought is what was/is the customer expecting?
If no price was discussed they are most likely assuming "not much $"
That's why I suggested a few factors to consider.
Didn't you estimate it first?

Every area is Different as far as costs and pricing.
We would only do that small of a job if it was already a regular customer.
In our area we would buy a half ton of stone, deliver in our dump truck.
Dump it on the driveway over the hole. Rake it out and probably be gone in a half hour.
Charge would be about $175. But that's here and not where you are.
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Not around here. They won't deliver less than a load, that's why I had to round up 14 buckets and do it myself with a friggen shovel.
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Why wouldn't the stone yard deliver and dump the amount you needed for the same "delivery price" as a large load. Same time and labor for them.

I won't suggest a price. You definitely should have worked that out with the customer beforehand.
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