2 landscape/skidsteer projects I'm quoting

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by MatthewG, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. MatthewG

    MatthewG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Project 1:
    Homeowner used neighbors backhoe to remove shrubs at property corner and would like the dirt to be regraded, no dirt removed area is about 60 x 40, will take me about 1 hour drive time and 1 hour to complete - quoted $400 and he thought it was high

    Project 2:
    Regrade and top dress with 1 tri axle driveway stone, total sqft is 2,900 - quoted $300 to regrade plus whatever the load of stone is (plus $100)

    Does anyone know what this stone is called its 2B red and blue mixed and not by accident, she wanted to go to all 2Bred but I explained the complications with the existing stone coming through

    Pics not in order, let me hear your thoughts

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  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,290

    Would you pay $400 for 2 hours worth of skidsteer work? Or 1 hour of work and 1 hour of drive time?
  3. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,763

    What is your minimum charge for your skidsteer? Because both projects are fairly similar time wise yet one is $100 cheaper for the machine portion. I think $400 is a little steep, $300 seems reasonable for machine work on BOTH jobs.
  4. MatthewG

    MatthewG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    I ended up selling the stone job for $300 plus the cost of stones and $350 for the dirt leveling job.

    Working on a tougher one with rockhound, mini ex and regrading for about $950
  5. bj1bmx

    bj1bmx LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 76

    in south jersey, we'd call that 3/4" red/grey traprock.

    i would have said your price seems quite high on the leveling job and about right on the grading.
  6. MatthewG

    MatthewG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Here is a pic of the finished lawn job. He was not looking for seed ready soil, just wanted it leveled and top soil spread, he is doing the final raking.

    He also set me up with his uncle for another yard grading job :weightlifter:



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