Average price per head

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mikegyver, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Someone told me what the "national price per head" was for rotors and spray heads on new installs a while back. Is there such a thing? I was thinking it was 75/spray head and 100/rotor
    With that said-
    Does 90-100.00 per MP Rotator sound about right?
    I am coming to this conclusion after drawing the design and pricing out all of the materials.
    I know it varies per area and due to soil/material prices/labor prices/etc.
    Thoughts?
    Please be easy on me. Still new to all of this. I've learned much more on this part of the forum than I ever learned from the Irrigation textbook I have.
    Mike
     
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    depends on where one is in the country. Some folks will tell you you have tp part price out each job ect . Truth is the market decides the price. I aim to sell 3 out of 5. If Im selling more I raise prices, If Im selling less I will go a little lower.
     
  3. Cape Atlantic Landscaping

    Cape Atlantic Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Pricing your business this way is not the way to do it, because all jobs are not the same.
    Site conditions and overhead with many other factors go into a estimate.
    One must know cost of doing business before you price a job
     
  4. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am not pricing my business this way. I am wanting to use this as a reference to make sure my bid is close. I design every system and calculate materials before I submit a bid.
     
  5. Cape Atlantic Landscaping

    Cape Atlantic Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Understood, I just don't want anyone to make the same mistakes that we have
     
  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    So a residential system with 46 heads would be $46,000. Jesus

    I had that system for $6k
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  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    $4600 :)
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  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think cost was around $3k for that system. Fair pricing?
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  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I shoot for around $700-900/zone + cost of controller/backflow
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  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    12 zones. Crazy how pricing varies
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