Bidding on dirt work?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by trimscape, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. trimscape

    trimscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I'm having trouble trying to figure out the best way to estimate a bid for doing some dirt work for a drainage problem and a french drain is out of the question. The customer just wants swells.
    Any suggestions?
  2. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Gold Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 3,763

    Sell them on Yard inlets and pipe. Get them at lowes or Home Depot.

  3. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,083

    Take a good look at what the customer wants, figure out how much time on a bobcat or compact tractor to shape, add in materials/equipment rental/time, etc then add about 30%
    as a margin and go from there.

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