Is This Price To High!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by shaughnessylawn, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. shaughnessylawn

    shaughnessylawn LawnSite Member
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    Hi Ive done alot of work and I had a custormer wants some extra work done this spring besides mulch and cleanup. When I went to his house today and went over what he wanted and before I left he gave me one of those call me with the price and will see if we will get the work done! So let me know what you think.

    6 yds topsoil $360.00
    8 yds mulch $600.00
    2 ton play sand $100.00
    seed straw lime $175.00
    cleanup $75.00
    sod 300 sq ft little prep $130.00
    Total $1440.00 ???????????????????????????????????
     
  2. shaughnessylawn

    shaughnessylawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

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  3. DeereHauler

    DeereHauler LawnSite Senior Member
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    do your prices include labor?
     
  4. shaughnessylawn

    shaughnessylawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    yes everything
     
  5. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Here's my price...

    6 yds topsoil $600.00
    8 yds mulch $720.00
    2 ton play sand $200.00
    seed straw lime (not enough info)
    cleanup (not enough info)
    sod 300 sq ft little prep $270.00
    Total $1790.00 (without seed, straw, lime & cleanup)
     
  6. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    My prices would be different but in the same range.


    6 yds tops soil cost $125 Price $340
    8 yds mulch $240 $480
    2 tons play sand $80 $225
    seed straw and lime no idea don't do that
    Clean up $ 75 per hour (me) $45 per hour helper
    Sod $100 $275
    1 pallet minimum price prep work extra at $60 per hour

    So that would be $1320 not including clean up or seed and straw.

    my suggestion is that you give a package price without itemizing, or if you feel like you must itemize only break it down into materials and labor. Remember to mark up the materials by at least 20-30% for your time to get them and / or arrange for delivery. This helps, because you can make the labor side look smaller.
    Very few people argue the materials side, but they don't like to see high labor charges.
     
  7. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    I would rethink your price on the sand. Not sure if you ever dealt with it before. Heavier than you think and is way more time consuming than mulch, IMO.
     
  8. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    I came up with your same exact numbers. Send him the bid, you'll get it.
     

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