Paver pricing for this year 2009

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by PRO-DESIGN, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. PRO-DESIGN

    PRO-DESIGN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Was curious do to economy what was going rate this year for paver instalation. Some guys say they were lowering there rate per sq ft.
     
  2. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    we are starting to do them for just the cost of the materials to keep ourselves competitive. sometimes even throwing in the pavers free to get the job. our prices range from 2.30 to 6.45 a square foot.
     
  3. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    $9 per square foot.
     
  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    did I mention this was my maximum price...:laugh:
     
  5. Danscapes

    Danscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 331

    Yikes, I've been as high as $20 a sqft so far this year and selling like hot cakes. Did I mention bidding by the sqft will come back to haunt you:nono:
     
  6. billwlod

    billwlod LawnSite Member
    from KELOWNA
    Posts: 65

    Dont be stupid!! Every job is so different you cant give a sq ft price now smarten up Landscapers. Break it down figure out the Time it will take you your expenses material equipment labor overhead travel quantity....... Your setting your self up for loosing money or losing jobs.
     
  7. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    Just wondering, PatriotLandscape, how are you doing pavers for 2.30 to 6.45 per sqft you figure in coast of material cost of PAVERS and labor etc you at that price, what are you making, how are you making even 1 cent.
     
  8. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    I understand we are in tough times, but we all need to keep the prices we have used for years, If we start dropping price, forget it this industry is done, we all need to stand behind our prices, don't stoop to the low ballers level, and besides the guys that are under beating you, don't worry the home owner will be calling for a re do
     
  9. Smitty58

    Smitty58 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    I'm going to mow lawns this year for free just so I can have some work. Come on guys, I can see coming down a little to be competitive and get some business ,but working for nothing is nuts. No one will stay in business using this method.
     
  10. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    patriot was being sarcastic.
    stupid question...... its been asked at least once every2 wks since I've been on here.
    How hard is it to use the search tool or just browse back thru the old posts?
    As for what do I charge?....... I'm starting to pay the customer to go with us!
     

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