Did I charge right?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by birddseedd, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    Fabric and oversized rock. 1.5 yards having to wheel barrel them over about 100 feet.

    $300.

    too much?
     
  2. upkeeplawnscape

    upkeeplawnscape LawnSite Member
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    No prep? I am assuming theres no material cost in that either or you would be taking a huge loss..labor sounds a bit short by a couple hundred and I sure hope you have a double wheeled wheel barrow. They help tremendously
     
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    don't have one yet but would love one.

    about 25 in rocks. I think 35 for fabrick. although most of it I would keep. only 41 ft would be used
     
  4. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ugg
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  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    what?

    and no. no prep work. moving a couple hotter end I guess
     
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'll be honest with you.

    If you did minimal to no prep and and the rock was as cheap as you said, then yes, you came out fine.

    We would have been around the 375-425 range, but our river rock is closer to 50 a ton.

    The fabric we also use comes in a 4x400 roll that costs 90 bucks a roll.

    But, I would have also would have used landscape staples to hold the fabric in place that would have been another 25 bucks.

    Now, if there was more prep work involved, that included edging of some sort, grading, etc.... then your 300 would have been on the short side of the spectrum.

    Some guys will say you didn't charge enough, but that's not true. There is still a market value for this type of service. Where you make your money and stay within a competitive pricing structure is when you have 3 of these types of jobs to do in one day.

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  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    yea. no real prep work with this one. tho he thought it was to much.
     
  8. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    That sounds a little rough. Most of my mulch jobs are in that range
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  9. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    yea. no real prep work with this one. tho he thought it was to much.
     
  10. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    What did he think was too high ab it? Usually those customers think you should do the job for what it costs you
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