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Reasonable price for installing red rock.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JShe8918, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. JShe8918

    JShe8918 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    I have a customer who lives in the rich neighbor hood here in town which doesn't really matter. but he has roughly 2060 sq ft of beds to be cover with red rock or crimson rock. Bed's have hardly any weeds. just needs to have a good edge put on it and also he needs 962 sq ft. covered with pine straw. Rock cost me 76.3 per yard and i am figuring 15 yards. charged 95.38 per yard. straw cost 10 even. charge 12.5 per bale. 11 bales. and labor was 35 per man hour which i figure total of 36 man hours. Total cost of 1675.00 charged 2648.20. profit is 973.2. is this reasonable
  2. JShe8918

    JShe8918 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    ANY ONE..... Please help me.....
  3. pj550v12

    pj550v12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 302

    if your profit from materials is $973, and then you will also make your money on labor as well, then yes it sounds pretty good. Personally I think thats a rather low hourly rate, at least where I live.
  4. JShe8918

    JShe8918 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    I gave him a price of 2,850.00 for all of the work. I hope to complete it in 20 man hours
  5. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    Around here that would be about $4000

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    are you sure about 15 yards of rock we get rock by the ton and 2k sqf would take about 20-25 ton

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