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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by FTGUprprtyMaint, Mar 31, 2008.
$20 per SQ foot for patios and walkwaysincluding materials? or PLUS materials?
Absolutely, now go get em!
am I missing something??
Why would anyone ever want to quote the job when unit pricing leaves you with a surprise at the end to see if you actually made money on that job or not?
should that price include materials tho or is that going to cheap??
I have been at 17-18 a square foot for last 2 years and i am convinced i wasn't making nearly the profit i shoud have been, that was with the materials, so i am now pricing time and materials. but the price according to my dealers is at 13 a square installed, go figure, ITS GETTIN ROUGH OUT HERE> Stay with T and M!!!!
Never quote Sq. Foot. What kind of brick, access, pattern, width, feet of cuts, spikes, pave edge, ect.
How long it will take at your rate (mine is $65 to $80) and materials plus 25%.
Let everyone else low ball the dogs then pick the cream off the top when they get busy.
so far this is my first patio estimate its going to be a 12 x 8 patio i told her i would charge $20 per SQ ft which turns out to be $1920.00 And no cutting I'm going with 16 by 16 paver's. which are 4.28 per block 104SQ FT = 54 paver's $231.10 and then 3 40 lb bags of sand 3.28 each $9.84 The total in expenses for the patio is $240.91 so $1679.09 is the profit on the job. IS this reasonable or am i missing something??
OK heres the thing with T & M. On small jobs your goin to be priced higher and on larger jobs your goin to be priced lower. Ive had some 200-500 sq ft jobs where I was at like $12 - $14 once I figured my T&M and Ive had some paver jobs in the 1000's where I was in the high $6-$7 after I figured out my T & M. ALL in all you always know what you profit margins are when pricing T&M.
HERES A LESSON ON PRICING T&M FOR PROPERLY INSTALLING A PAVER PATIO!!! PLEASE ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS AND DO THE MATH! ADD THEM UP! THEN FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO MAKE!THIS IS AN EXAMPLE!!!!
Mobilization Cost(TIME TO GET TOOLS TOGETHER, EQUIPMENT RENTAL, FUEL, JUST GETTING TO THE JOB SITE)? $100
Excavation Time and labor? 200
Disposal Cost? 100
Base prep Time and labor? 200
Base Materials? 100
Screed sand time and labor? 200
screed materials? 100
Paver Material? 100
Time to lay pavers? 200
Time to cut paver? 200
Disposal of waste material? 100
Paver restraint and poly sand cost ? 100
Time to install? 200
Clean Up Time? 200
Disposal or repair fees? 100
TOTAL MATERIALS = 700
TOTAL LABOR = 1500
TOTAL JOB COST TO YOU! = 2200
HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO MAKE? = 2000
TOTAL JOB COST TO CUSTOMER = $4200
IF THIS JOB WAS 200 SQ FT YUR PRICE WOULD BE 4200/200= $21.00
IF THIS JOB WAS 500 SQ FT YUR PRICE WOULD BE 4200/500= $8.40
I DONT KNOW IF I CAN MAKE THIS ANY EASIER