Blowout

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Schrock Lawns, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    So I have another question guys, what are you guys charging for sprinkler blowouts? Are you doing the price per zone ? Thanks
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  2. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    More importantly, what will it cost YOU to perform a blow out? Take that number and go from there.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Local knowledge. Doesn't travel well. Charge what you can, and expect people for whom you quote prices over the phone, to keep looking. If no one turns your price down, you aren't charging enough.
     
  4. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'd rather lean on the reasonable side...
     
  5. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know that but what are youguys charging?
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  6. Mike A

    Mike A LawnSite Member
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    The company I used to work for was at $10 per zone with a $60 minimum....
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  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm with Boots. Charge what you can, so you can work less. I have no interest is being the Reasonably Priced Sprinkler Company.
     
  8. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Typical blowout costs around 100.00 to repair here :rolleyes:
    The stuff y'all have to do up north :dizzy:
     
  9. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Taking this approach to pricing will ensure that you will be out of business within 5 years or less. You need to figure out what YOUR costs are and work from there. It matters very little what the next guy is charging. What does an hour or your time COST and what is that hour WORTH? You need to answer those two questions first before you worry about what anybody else is charging.
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    There once was a time when I figured that an attractive-but-profitable rate might be the rental cost of a small tank compressor plus $25.
     

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