price check of bid

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by midtnstone, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. midtnstone

    midtnstone LawnSite Member
    from mid tn
    Posts: 76

    i was wondering what other people might bid this job at any comments would be great.

    16 cumulous serviceberry trees
    21978 sq ft of sod
    3443 sq ft of mulch
     
  2. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    Mulch- 1915.00
    Sod- 32000.00
    service berry trees-3000.00
    36915.00
    Does the turf need sprinkler system? IF so pending design a rough estimate for that would be 10 grand.
    Now these prices are from a guy that I worked for 3-4 years ago and would probably be a little higher now. I am just trying my hand and seeing how close I come to what the pros say.
    Nothing like Hypothetical Questions to learn on.
     
  3. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
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    Are you sure you want that sod to be thirty thousand dollars...seems just a little high
     
  4. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    7/8' service berry $375 each x 16 = $6,000.00 ( cost $150 each)

    Sod $6.00 yard installed 21978 sf / 9 = 2,442 yards x $6 = $14,652.00 ( cost $1.75 yard)

    mulch $75/100sf in existing beds $75 x 35 = $2,625.00 ( cost $9 yard)
    $100/100sf making new beds = $100 x 35 = $3,500.00

    Total job with no additional prep work would be either $23,277.00 or $24,152.00

    Material delivered cost = $7,000
    Labor cost 4 men 6 days = $3,000
    Gross profit = $14,000
    Still need to take out overhead/fixed costs for net profit figure

    Good luck
     
  5. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    Your right was pricing with sprinkler system. I would actually price it for just sod layed on existing soil. 16263.00
    Our cost on sod is .27 sq ft. This would allow for grade of soil and laying of sod.
     
  6. midtnstone

    midtnstone LawnSite Member
    from mid tn
    Posts: 76

    thanks for all the info have not got all the details as of yet like what kind of sod,type and amount of plants. i was just seeing what other people would bid this job at.
    if it helps any it is a new construction of a bank and so far i have just got one set of blue prints that shows grass area tree location and flower bed location, should be getting more details later.
    again thanks for the info.
     

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