Like I said, walks are not cheap. The move in fee for a 50 SF job is the same as for a 3,000 SF job. The paver delivery fee is the same for a 50 SF as for 12 cubes. And this is what drives the per SF cost. Many folks don't realize this. Just like building a house - a house with only 1 level (a rancher) is MORE per SF than a house with 2 levels. Either way it needs a roof. Either way it needs a foundation. The septic and well are the same whether it's 1 level or 2 levels. You're still going to have a washer and dryer regardless of how many levels you have, and same with a kitchen. Follow me, make sense? I also factor in travel time. Per employee. Both ways. Per day. This person had me price about $13K of work. In which I would have had a crew of 3 working. He then narrowed down what he wanted to omit, after he sent the 2nd e-mail. I then was able to drop it down to a crew of 2. Which brought the cost around $3800.00. This didnt change the production hrs, but with only charging windshield time for 2 instead of 3, this is where *some* of the savings comes from. Basically I have 6 hrs (x 2 guys) to pop up the existing concrete, measure and lay out, excavate, load spoils, install the base, and shovel and broom clean the driveway and street. This walk has a big, radisued area infront of the stoop. This involves mitering. To screed the sand, install the pavers, get the outside radius PERFECT, miter the cuts, install the border, sweep in and water the joint sand, clean up, broom and shovel the driveway - realistically that's about 8 hrs each for 2 guys. I'm talking clean, consistant, perfect cuts. There is also the burial of 1 downspout necessary. As well as turf restoration. The dwelling has a hill infront of it, so it will also be necessary to import screened top soil to taper out the grade. This is about another 3 hrs each for the 2 guys. One thing I always factor is CLEAN UP. Shoveling the dirt off the pavements and brooming at the end of each day. Many contractors account for base prep and paver installation - but they omit to charge for daily clean up. I also charge a 'diamond blade charge' to cover the diamond blade use. For small jobs it could be $10. Larger jobs I may charge for 2 blades. I do not eat the cost of those blades, nor do I factor them into my indirect overhead. The job at had pays for the use of that blade, and I have a line item for blades on my spread sheet. Also, I charge for the marking paint. Small jobs like this I charge for 1/2 a can (at $6.25 per can) . Larger jobs are in full can increments. .