Bidding Rock Walls

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by mr-mow, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. mr-mow

    mr-mow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    How are other people bidding bolder/rock retaining walls? Please help me with this im getting some of the jobs im bidding but not all. Maybe it something im doing wrong with my bidding. Can other contractors please give me some good advice on this subject !!! Thanks and happy mowing
  2. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    hey-throw this in the landscape design forum...youll get a better response. good luck.
  3. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    The best advice I can give is that you don't want to be the low bidder every time. You will not make any money. If you are getting more than 50% of the ones you bid, I would say you are probably getting close to bidding too low.

    As long as you know what your costs are, and they will be covered, including addressing any "unforseens", then you will be fine.

    No one here can tell you what you should be charging, only how you should go about developing your bid. Our overhead will be different than yours, plus our material cost will be different too. Some may give prices, but look at that only as an example, and only as an example if they tell you how they came to that number.


  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    isnt this already in the landscape design forum?:-\
  5. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    If your not getting all the jobs you get your probly on track. If you start getting most of the jobs you bid your probly to cheap and then what's the piont of being in buisness if you arn't making money?
  6. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    mr. mow, If I were you, I would price them at about a buck per face foot. You should be fine at that price for our area. :D

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