How do you price stuff?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by C.J., Jul 17, 2012.

  1. C.J.

    C.J. LawnSite Member
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    what is your best method of pricing or giving estimates.

    for example I have a lady that wants 2 yards of mulch spread, weeds pulled, daylilys planted, and a brick border around the outside, I told her she would need to pay for all of the items and we would charge a separate labor charge. thoughts?

    How do you do it?
     
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    We give a price that includes materials/labor. It includes my markup on materials. At contract signing/agreement, I require a deposit to cover atleast materials.
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  3. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I do the same thing as Krayz, but are you wanting us to price it for you?
     
  4. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Gold Member
    from Atlanta
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    unfreeeaaaakinnnngg Believable!!!!!!


    Dave...
     
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I decided to be nice with my post.
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  6. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Gold Member
    from Atlanta
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    Me Too!

    Dave...
     
  7. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I mark the mulch up 4-6 times what i pay for it depending on the customer and that includes weeding, and edging. Then for the plants, i mark that up 2-4 times whatever i pay, also depending on the job and customer, then i put together a total and add tax and present it to the customer, maybe negiotate a little or take certain items out so they can stay within budget if they have one. And for the brick border i charge $8 a foot installed and that includes buying the brick or cobblestone. Good luck!
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