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30 thousand square feet to install

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Landrus2, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. STL Cuts

    STL Cuts LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    290K, must have been Lebron before he split for Miami!
  2. mikeslawnlandscapeohio

    mikeslawnlandscapeohio LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    Wish I could say, but I cant. I will tell you it was not Lebron. We did some work for him, but nothing major.
  3. STL Cuts

    STL Cuts LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    A. Jamison?
  4. cut level

    cut level LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    I dont even lay sod but I know what folks charge. This is a question you already have the answer for I think. Install it, charge her by the hour whatever you hourly rate is or what your time is worth plus any expense you will have. if you dont already know then chances are you dont need to be doing this size job. Not bein a smartarse please dont take it that way.

    One thing I have found out this is not the place to come to see what to charge for a job. Or any site for that because everybodys operating costs are different and thats just a fact. Too many factors to price jobs and work for folks all over the good ole USA.

    Good luck with your job.
  5. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,014

    Sir/ how much would you charge for this job :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
  6. cut level

    cut level LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    I said I dont lay sod but I would be per pallet or per hour. I have no idea what your time is worth nor your operating cost for the job. It is irrelevant for me to comment on what I would charge. Figure your cost to do the job and add your profit pretty simple. If you have never laid sod then maybe you should pass on the job to someone else and maybe throw you a finders fee.
  7. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    30000 sq ft of sod?!! That's like 45 pallets. That's like 6000$ just In materials. how many guys are going to help you?
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  8. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    I came up with about 32,000$ in labor + equipment+ OH. and I belive someone said they should have an irragation system; Dam straight they better
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  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,994


    Really? Just because he thinks someone should have the capital to front LABOR only for a sod job?

    I did 4 acres worth of sod a couple years ago. Not a dime up front. Not even materials. Owned this business for a few years. I'm 4th generation, business has been around since 1932. I think Kiril was dead on.

    Oh sure, because we all know that everything we read on the internet is true.

    I mean really, I could be a 16 YO girl from Miami and no one would know the difference.

    And you're in Massachusetts and the other guy is in Ohio.

    Different businesses. Different overhead. Different labor costs. Different equipment costs. Different profit desires.


    PS Of that 4 acres, not a single bit was a 1 yd roll.

    For the OP, find a sod company with the big rolls and sub it to them. Add your percentage, sit back and let them get dirty. I subbed out a job a couple weeks ago that was about 4500 sq ft.
  10. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    If you read the original post before you go off on a mulitquote parade...he wasn't asking about price. I was simply talking to someone else, not the OP about how I thought money could be better spent on hardscaping and that I would likely be very high on the job, considering people rarely do 30k square feet of sod around me anyways. Friendly discussion about what I would charge. Not offering suggestions to someone else. I freely admit that it would be too much.

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