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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bobbygedd, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    bid a job last week, was just wondering what u guys would bid. no bashing, just curious. 2 hrs of bed edging(by hand), 2 stone walls of moss rock(grey boulders) 7 feet long x2.5 feet high. 8.5 ton of 3/4 inch red stone, 1 ton of inch and a half pink marble. weed barrier to cover about 850 sq ft. 2 yds of topsoil, 8 perennials(my cost $9 each). thanx
     
  2. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
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    Since the bed edging is by hand and I have two hands, I would charge double. For the moss rock I would charge for the plain rock and then double for the moss. For the perennials, since they have an average life span of 8-10 years I would charge 8-10 times their original cost. Sorry Bobby, I couldn't resist after reading your lawn program rates. Good luck.
     
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    u know what man, that was plain stupid. i charge the going rate for proffesional companies in my area. heck, one guy said i was overpriced, and in the next sentance said he doesnt fert anymore cus there is no money in it.
     
  4. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    How much total time do you estimate? Also I don't get my gravel by the ton, I get it by the yard. Approx yardage?
     
  5. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    How far from truck do you have to move material? That's a lot of stone to move by wheelbarrow. I would say $2600 - $2900 assuming it's not too difficult.
     
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    the site is easily accessible. stone will be dumped, and then wheelbarrowed about 50 feet max. 1 yard=1ton.
     
  7. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    $2995.00 :D
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    well thank u popante, that was very nice of you.
     
  9. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    Is that in the range of what you were estimating? I would have a machine on the job, and would pick up all my materials so It would take minimal time. :cool:
     
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    well p, this time im the lowballer. i came in at a whopping $2200. i guess no one else has a brain here, thanks again
     

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