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How much do you bring home from this job?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by benabarlow, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. benabarlow

    benabarlow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    lets say there are two people at a job. They rake, edge, and mulch. Its 8 yrds of hemlock mulch which is $360 customer price. It takes the both of them 8 hrs to do the job. What would you bid? I know there are a bunch of variables, but any suggestion as to what people are biding would be great thanks.
    Ben
     
  2. slicksilverado01

    slicksilverado01 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 173

    what is your price on the mulch?? for me in my area people charge between 45-100 per yard of mulch. and that is with naturally hardwood mulch that is between $21-27 a yard around here. I charge 55-85 a yard depending on how bad the beds are. since there is two of you I would charge $100 per cubic yard with clean up so that would be $800. again this price would be seen in ohio not sure on what your area charges.
     
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    I would bid $1,000 even. Though im always alittle high on my jobs i wouldn't go below $850
     
  4. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    Mulch is $360

    Labor is 2 X 8 X whatever your hourly labor rate is.

    Ex:
    Hourly labor rate = $25

    2 X $25 X 8 = $400


    Total price to customer $760.
     
  5. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 906

    8 hours total or each, then as said before, your desired hourly times hours plus mulch. Don't forget the time picking it up either.
     
  6. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    That must be one overgrown area to take 2 guys 8 hours to do. my guess is 2-2.5 hours to mulch for 2 guys and the rest is to rake and edge. I am guessing long narrow beds so with this in mind it will be a min of 800 and upwards of 1100. I am thinking that 2 guys can edge and rake and lay mulch in less than 4 hours.
     

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