15x4 foot wall

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by LuckyFlyinROUSH, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. LuckyFlyinROUSH

    LuckyFlyinROUSH LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 36

    So I bid to redo this wall as you can kinda see in the picture circled in red. Its basically a 4 foot tall at one side and sinks into the hill around a foot at the end.

    Bid it with pavestone 6" Anchor diamond. 300 a pallet around here.

    I bid $2500. Customer thought it was steep. Was I way too high? What would you all of bid.


    All of the bushes etc have been pulled already....this property was a foreclosure that's why its trashed.

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  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dunno.

    If you "bid it" and the other "bids" we're less - then yes
    You are high.

    I don't "bid" work, I'm not into auctions.

    I *price* work with the intent of making a profit. I like money.
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  3. LuckyFlyinROUSH

    LuckyFlyinROUSH LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 36

    Okay...let me rephrase...I estimated. There aren't any other bids...and I have done all of the work thus far to his property after he bought it. Hes up to a couple thousand dollars worth of debris removal, etc.

    Just wanted to know what other people would of *priced* it at.
     
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    You gave us no info but an approx height. Location? Access? Length?
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  5. LuckyFlyinROUSH

    LuckyFlyinROUSH LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 36

    15x4 in the title. As you can see with the huge section of fence missing...you got all the space in the world! haha.
     
  6. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Im shot. Yea i would do it for 2500. Stay firm, if hes already had you do work he will most likely use you again.
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  7. LuckyFlyinROUSH

    LuckyFlyinROUSH LawnSite Member
    from MO
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    No worries...I've been going 6am to 12 midnight for a few weeks straight trying to run two totally different companies haha. Just making sure my bid isn't way out of proportion.
     
  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hey if you're busy you can afford to be high. I raised prices recently since I'm booked up and still got the jobs.
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  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well lets back up here. Ok, so when a person asks for a 2nd opinion about their price because a client moaned and groaned, then that tells me the contractor is a rookie. No disrespect intended.

    So, instead of saying "yeah that's a nice price", lets take it further and educate the rookie. It doesn't do much good for vet contractors to sit down and calculate this mans job, as our production and procedure will be way faster than a rookies. Making our numbers irrelevant.

    Lets first start with telling us how you derived at $2500. How long did you plan for this project to take? Exactly What materials did you factor into the $2500?
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  10. LuckyFlyinROUSH

    LuckyFlyinROUSH LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 36

    I'm a rookie to walls...but the client has no clue. My guys know how to install them so that's the least of my worries.

    Calculated 600 for block, 130 for crush, Delivery 100. Two days time with a Dingo.
     

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