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Install Parts Price Markups

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by zman9119, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. zman9119

    zman9119 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 756

    Hey everyone...

    So what is everyone charging for markups for irrigaiton parts for new installs? I know that this will vary from area to area but I was just wondering the average.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,686

    Parts markups on installs? Never heard of it.
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    we buy at wholesale, and sell at retail... almost100% markup.
  4. DeepRoots

    DeepRoots LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    I had someone come by the other day wanting to buy a sprinkler head (pgp), I sold it to them for $16, he was estatic as someone else was going to sell him one for $27.

    I was in a parking lot, working on a job, and a customer stopped by, asked if he could buy a Pgp, I sold it to him for $9.45, he gave me a ten. (figure he paid for a $8000 install, why sweat it? plus he probably felt stupid enough for mowing over a sprinkler head that was set 2ft into a flowerbed)
  5. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,267

    God Bless You

    I have bills to pay and would have not gone under list value. Hope that 8k job was a decent com job and not a residential.
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,686

    I don't ever mention parts prices when bidding on an installation. The question seems a complete non-sequiter.

    If there was ever an instance where an install was done by way of a time-and-material invoice, I would be obligated to collect sales tax on the labor.
  7. Ditto what Mr. Boots said...

    But when doing the bid....I use a fancy multiplier to arrive at my desired per day profit. Sometimes that multiplier is 2 sometimes it is 5 depending on my desire for that particular block of days.


    Middle of busy season I desire more per day to make up for screwing up my schedule.

    Shoulder season I desire less per day because I need to eat.

    Before anyone says I am screwing up the market because each install costs a different amount of money.....please don't bother w/ that argument...we don't have enough server space for either of us to win it.
  8. Mjtrole

    Mjtrole LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    I don't use a markup on materials, I figure each jobs materials, labor and overhead then add on for profit at the end.

    Easiest way to do it IMO.
  9. Hank Reardon

    Hank Reardon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 599

    I trust your profit is high enough to be selling those parts close to retail. As for the easiest way, I have every item in the system with retail pricing. Time and materials is the only way to fly...
  10. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    What about the middle-of-winter-hibernation rate??? :laugh:

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