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Old 03-16-2005, 03:42 PM
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125 Cubic yards of Hardwood

Quoted a home owner $4,000 for everything, install and delivery included.
10,000 square feet of mulch beds on his property.
125 cu. yds. at 4" deep
Does this sound right?
Would appreciate any help.
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Old 03-16-2005, 03:47 PM
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How much are you paying for the mulch? Seems kinda low to me. You are only charging $32 per yard installed. Thats how much I pay for the mulch at my nursery.
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Old 03-16-2005, 03:47 PM
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Sounds like your low to me. What's your cost for the mulch?
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:10 PM
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Even if your getting the mulch free it is too low. I am charging $56/yd installed right now and I'm paying 11. That means I'm making $45/yd profit. If I charged $32/yard installed that means I would be giving them a $13 discount plus the price of the mulch, don't see how you can make any money only charging that, atleast I can't here. If I were you I think I would have subbed it out to a blowing company and made me about $10 per yard profit and called it a day.
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:28 PM
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We did one a number of years ago that was 300 yards. Job went for about 20 grand if I remember right.
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Old 03-16-2005, 04:53 PM
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If I was you I would start hooping that I dont get the go ahead on this job. That is a LOT of humping mulch around for only making $12 to $21 per yard that you install.

I would hate to have to do all of that work for that little profit. How much are you paying for the mulch and how much is the delivery costing you per truck hauling it in?
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Old 03-16-2005, 06:33 PM
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Paying $10/ yard.
I thought it might be low; but the rest of the bid included different plantings and such that I could make more $ on.
Thanks for everyone's help.
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Old 03-16-2005, 07:38 PM
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ya too low most def.
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Old 03-16-2005, 07:43 PM
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If you feel you are making money than go with that price. The question I have for everyone is who uses hardwood mulch. Up here in New England we only use softwood mulches, pine, cedar, and hemlock. For those who use hardwood do you have access to softwood? I pay anywhere from $20 to $32 per yard depending what supplier I use and what product I use.
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:10 PM
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$7500.00.....you are way too low
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