What to charge for Sub Contracting

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by alowery14, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. alowery14

    alowery14 LawnSite Member
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    What is the going % rate for sub contracting out a job? The job was estimated at $3500. I'm new at this and do not want to be taken advantage of due to my inexperience. Does the type of work that is performed determine the % I get when subbing work out?
     
  2. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
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    are you the sub or the contractor what kind of work is it brick you can price sqft lawns the same
     
  3. alowery14

    alowery14 LawnSite Member
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    I'm the contractor. The job consists of planting (2) large trees and removing a few tree stumps along with yard cleanup.
     
  4. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
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    are you doing any of the work or are you subing it all out.
    What i do is i have a guy that dose all my large tree work he go's out and tells me what he wants for the job and i add 25% for my time and hassle
     
  5. alowery14

    alowery14 LawnSite Member
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    Yes, I am helping with the project. 20% - 25% is what I figured. It's a learning experience. I don't know if he figured "ME" into the equation when the proposal was made. The orginal estimate given was $10k and the sub stated that he would give me $1600. Not enough uhh.
     
  6. jeffscap

    jeffscap LawnSite Member
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    I'm the contractor. The job consists of planting (2) large trees and removing a few tree stumps along with yard cleanup.



    :confused: The contractor usually pays the sub-contractor
     
  7. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    The going rate for subcontracting in the green industry, here in massachusetts is 10%.
     

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