Bill this out!

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by steve in Pa., Jun 8, 2005.

  1. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    First off a total of 204.5 man hrs, edging aprox. 1300 ln ft + 35 tree ring ranging from 5' diameter to 10', hauling out of 6.5 dumptruck loads of old mulch, arb needles, install weed mat to aprox. 650ln ft x 7, install aprox. 45 tons of crushed red brick that cost me 50.00 scoop., which you get about 2 scoops per ton. this also include 31 scoops of red dyed mulch.
  2. Gibs

    Gibs LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Messages: 70

    i'd say like 100$ maybe.... but wouldnt go much higher than that.. hahhaa
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457


    Do your own work!

  4. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    posts like this are kind of irritating..

    you have all your materials listed, and you know how much labor was involved.... can you not figure a price????

    do you not know what your operating costs are????
  5. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Yes, I have figured out the cost and the invoice is already sent out. Just curious on what others would charge for installing this amount of brick. I am no newbie to this buisness been involved with landscaping since i was 13. If you don't like post like these don't read them.
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    you didn't say all that...

    your post sounded like you were asking for others to help you come up with a figure to bill out....

    obviously this was the case, as the only two other responders thought so as well......
  7. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Who cares what others are making, if your happy with your profits then why bother? If your not as new as you say you are you should have an idea of what the comp would charge anyways.
  8. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    never done anything this big. maybe around $15k to $18k or so. possibly $20k
  9. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    It is a tough thing to calculate only because you have varying costs. For example, do you charge $60/hour for edging and was it done manually? If I did, even here in Fairfield County, I wouldn't be working. However, we have bought machinery that makes us more efficient. Therefore, I can charge less per hour but make more per hour due to being done quicker. What do you charge for windshield time?
  10. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Listen Buddy, when you 1st posted you made yourself sound really ignorant, even in my mind "I'm wonderin does this guy have anything written to go with the work he is doin?".....Ya know not everybody looks at peoples profiles before given them an answer?.......and bein a "Pro" you could have offered your operating cost, to make it easier on us?......just some words of wisdom Steve :)

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