is this to much

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Ol'time Lawncare, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 497

    a small garden wall, from home depot, total footage,50',2 courses.plant 2 ,3gal-spiral green columnar junipers on each side, 5' hi! then plant, 10-duarf japanese holys,8 golden thread cypress and 10- evergreen creepers, all this is in 3 gal, pots.2 gutter extentions about 12'' in the ground and 15' long, this landscape will be top with moisture barior and 2 ton of red estern chis volcanic rock, no mulch here, colors are red tan and purple, just for my labor i said,2 guys 7 hours, very easy job, could all most do it my self, and i have to run to home depot and fight with them first for the block! i said 1000 and she said to much , really? i dont think so, do you guys think so, anyway she said 800! should i give in,lol.oh and the home depot run is included ,but it would take 2 man hours to get serves!
  2. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,128

    No, don't give in on your price. I don't really know what I would have bid on it, but once the number comes out of my mouth, it never goes any lower. It's a sign of weakness and she won't hesitate to try it again as soon as she can.
  3. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    I agree with Woody. Only you know what you can do it for. If you felt $1000 was the right price, you probably had good reason. Also, why give up 20%? That would certainly cut into your profits, and aren't you in business to earn a profit?

    BTW, did she agree to your $1000?

    Besides, if you had said $800 to begin with, she'd have said $600. I find that people like that will do that no matter how good your price is. It's usually just a game. Don't give in. I've burned myself EVERY time I have given in. Go with yer first instinct!
  4. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    2 Guys at 7 hours puts it near 500 right off of the bat. that is no plants, blocks or any thing. I am not sure what it is going to cost you for materials but here home cheapo is rather expensive when it comes to block and if you are getting plants from them then you are paying way to much for garbage any ways. I would stick to your guns on a grand.
  5. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Dude, work 4 me @ that price, we'd get $700 for the wall alone (100 pieces @$7.00 per), plus avg of $40/plant installed. I don't know how you're making $4 on that bid!
  6. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    1000.00 is awful cheap if you ask me. we would probably be around 2500.00- 3000.00.
  7. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 497

    i'm not grading,just setting the wall there . the materials are 1350.
  8. Del9175

    Del9175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    One thing I think we tend to forget is that some people, no matter what price you qoute, are qoing to try and get the price down.
  9. earthtool

    earthtool LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    If you have done this type of job before and you know in your gut that, "all is right" then go for it Coyote. The cost of doing business here in the Midwest has got to be cheaper than on your side of the tracks.......and I'll be the first to say ...... no way to that price. Taking into consideration the above mentioned threads......will ya come sub for
    Best of luck.
    Pass this one by unless your kids are hungry.
  10. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 497

    so much for that,some one else bid under a 1000, easy come easy good,lol, my bid was 1350 for materials and 1000 labor!maybe i could have done this job in 5 hours, me and a helper!

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