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how much to charge

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by The Yard Barber Inc., Jul 10, 2004.

  1. The Yard Barber Inc.

    The Yard Barber Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    guys i really need help with this one. i have worked with irrigation for a pretty good while now and i don't know how to charge. I have put in 2 complete systems by myself and helped with others. (all for my family)Do you guys charge by the foot, station, head, square foot or what i need your help
  2. JeffY

    JeffY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    We charge by a mixture of all those. How many heads it will take, how much pipe we would have to use, number of zones, etc etc. Labor added on depends on the overhead the company uses.
  3. The Yard Barber Inc.

    The Yard Barber Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    how much do you charge for what?
  4. gvandora

    gvandora LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    Labor rate x number of man hours = Labor charge

    Material x markup = Materials

    Labor charge + Materials = Total Price

    Labor rate must cover direct cost of labor plus contribution to overhead plus profit.

    Materials markup = Cost of materials plus warranty plus overhead contribution plus profit.
  5. jwilson32

    jwilson32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    I figure $75/rotor and $35/spray + any other few such as rental, locating etc....

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