Acceptable sub "mark up"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Simone Lawn Service, May 29, 2003.

  1. Simone Lawn Service

    Simone Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    One of my lawn cutomers is building a new home. The future build site is just a bit under 5 acres. He asked if I could bushog the property for him. One of my friends that I also do a fair amount of business with has the equipment to do the job, so I said "sure I can get that taken care of for you". I know nothing about bushog pricing-what is the fair or usual amount of mark up on this type of work? I know my friend always bids jobs fairly (usually way too low if you ask me). I want to make some money off of the deal since I got the work lined up, but don't want to gouge the guy (he's a really good customer). My friend will give me an estimate tomorrow so I'll have more info then, but is there an average percentage...?

    Thanks, Rick
  2. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    How about 15%? I just subbed a sod job. My cost was $2,670.00 I priced it at $3,000.00

    That isn't bad since all I did was set the irrigation.
  3. Darwin

    Darwin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    I agree with the above, 15% is a very fair markup.

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