Average price per head

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mikegyver, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Messages: 1,416

    i've heard of others in my area doing it this way, only around here it's more around $500/ zone, not 100% sure if that includes controller and back flow...i've never heard of the $100/head, but that makes sense, each zone is usually 5 heads, for rotors at least
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2013
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,563

    I personally do everything but time and materials. I don't like charging per zone
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  3. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 977

    If I could get 700-900 per zone I would be a bazillionare. My company installs between 70 and 120 zones a week... 900x120= 108,000 cha freakin Ching baby
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  4. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    My boss flat rates per zone. No two jobs are the same and what you install can be different based on pressure, flow, and customer income :dancing:
  5. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Messages: 1,416

    that's a great point, some systems can only get 4 heads, others can get 8...that's twice as many heads, twice as much line, and twice as much digging/labor
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,201

    I have a good story about a irrigation contractor who signed the papers before he took a reading

    He thought he knew the neighborhood and the water it had.

    On install day he shows up takes his reading finds a whopping 2.5 gpm at 20 lbs.

    He had to install 14 zones on a small lot that should of been 4 at the most

    I wonder what his price per head was for that job
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  7. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Thats as bad as using google earth to bid jobs by square footage without knowing a water source. I heard a customer ask last week "why is it called a doublecheck?" The answer I heard from the "bidder" in our company was "because it it had one check it would be called a singlecheck" <facepalm>
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    pricing is way different across the board for sure. i know what we charge, but i wont discuss price on here.
  9. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I really appreciate the input, and I totally agree it does vary by area/site data/etc.
    Once again I'm not interested in what you specifically are charging, that's your business not mine. I was mainly looking to see if I could find a point of reference or an average, and I think I have a pretty good feel for it now.
  10. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,629

    *&6ost like this that influence me to believe the stock market will infact continue to rise over time.

    for all it is worth: I used to to try to "think of" and add up as many profits as possible.

    Now I do the same, but with expenses instead. and lo and behold.... it gives me a cozy-buzz.

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