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What are you charging right now?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by rvsuper, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,841

    This will vary wildly from place to place around the country. And we don't necessarily charge by the hour for installs.

    For irrigation repair work we charge $50 service call (just to arrive at their door) and $48 per hour. And surprisingly, I get that rate almost every time I tell people about it. I increased from $35 a year ago thinking people might balk at it. But so far, everyone's been fine with that rate. I did some "research" first with my competition, if you know what I mean, to figure out what others were charging. It seemed that the average was $45 per hour. Some were as high as $90 per hour. Only a few had service call charges.

    If I am doing an install, I plan to at least make $35 per man hour. Many times we get much more.
  2. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,841

    Damn cuz! I don't necessarily price per zone either. But I start with a price-per-zone formula and then increase or decrease as necessary for the individual lot. And we'll charge $1500 for the first zone, and 800-1000 for each add'l zone. $250-$350 is just freaking nuts! How can you even do that? I almost spend that in parts!
  3. Mataman

    Mataman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    hahaaha, that's the way the ball bounces here. I think for that job I had less than 1k for materials, labor ran me in the neighborhood of $300 and took home $1100. Like I stated before I'm one of the more expensive installers in town and if I charged for estimates I'd be rich since I get undercut alot.

    I get my I-20 just under $11
    and rainbird 5000's under $10

    what do you guys all pay?

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