From "Blah" to "Beautiful"!! Another QLC Renovation

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by qualitylandscaping, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here's some pictures from a job we just finished.

    Before- Very large and overgrown evergreen shrubs.. Nothing had been touched in over 4 years.. Weeds everywhere.. Several dead plants.. Plants blocking the patio around the pool...

    After- Removed all dead and overgrown limbs and most of the evergreens.. Installed brick edging.. Added red ochre mulch.. Trimmed everything back.. Added a few new plants...

    Total materials cost: $247.85
    Total billed to customer: $690.00 (took two days to complete with 2 guys working)..

    First picture is before...

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  2. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    And after!:)

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  3. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    LMAO

    billed $690
    material $247.85
    Gross profit $442.15

    divided by 32 man hours (2 days, 2 men, 8 hours per day/man) leaves you with a whoping $13.82 per man hour. Here i thought i was missing out on the high profit landscaping jobs by sticking to mowing for only $60/hr. Hope this was a learning experience for you.
     
  4. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    sorry, 4 hour days.. 4hrs doing that job and the other 4hrs mowing...
     
  5. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    Not a bad job, but your price is WAY off if you spent that much on materials, and spent that much time.
     
  6. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i think it looks great. I know the cust. must like it.
     
  7. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    It does look good, but you are only selling yourself short on the price.
     
  8. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    quote:
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    Originally posted by paponte
    Really depends on what type of services you are talking about. I generally get $60hr for a foreman, and $30hr for laborers.
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    Originally posted by qualitylandcaping
    $100 per hour for design work.

    Most work is $45-75/ hr per laborer.
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    What happened did you lowered your rates due to gasoline prices droping down?

    even 2 day of four hours each would be 16 hours (two guys) now don't tell me you meant to say 8 hours total
     
  9. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I did the job for a friend of my mom's.. Didn't want to go that low with the price but wanted the job because it's in a "spendy" area of town. The people around there will see you out working and will ask you to do work for them too.. If one person hires someone, everyone does.. I know I cut myself at about $20/hr short, but for the referrals this guy has given us so far, it's worth the loss..
     
  10. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How old is the first picture from the last?, it sure doesn't look two days apart
     

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