Can someone take a look at this Proposal?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MJK, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Info on my company. I'm fully insured and im doing a small job. This is what I have to do with prices

    Spread 4 yards of top soil $15 a yard, Delivery $35
    Add 3 Drain tiles, total 28ft in length (down spout extensions with pop-ups)
    $35 in materials

    My desired hourly income= $55
    Number of employees on job (plus me) 1
    Wage $12 an hour
    Hours in Labor 4.75
    Expenses $130

    Price: $448.25

    What do you think too much? Should I lower my hourly income? I have almost no overhead. I own shovels and Wheel barrows. My overhead is really just insurance and Employees. What do you guys think? Thanks ahead of time. When I get more knowledge I promise to be on this site to help teach others.

  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Uhhhh need more far do you have to move the 4yds soil? $15.00 a yard labor alone I assume?
    How deep are you putting the tiles? Do you have to add drain rock around them? Dig the ditch for them?
    Where are you getting the $130.00 for expenses? Is that your material $$ layout? Your gas and employee or what?
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    With your material prices, I'd price it out somewhat like this:

    4 yards of topsoil installed for $50 a yard (Damn you have cheap topsoil, $30 a yard pays for just the soil here) = $200

    Drain Tile price: $35
    Labor: 4.75 manhours x 55 = $261

    Total price: $461 + tax.
  4. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Its for Matarials.
  5. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    The 4.75 manhours is for moving the topsoil and installing the 3 drain tile. Does this change anything?

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    Here Are My Prices

    Top Soil $ 4.00 Per Yrd My Cost
    Pop Ups & Pipe $ 20.00 Each
    Gas $ 30.00

    Total $ 102 In Material
    4 Hrs Labor 1 Guy $ 50.00 @ 12.00 Per Hr
    Thats $ 152.00
    I Think $450 Is Fare
  7. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Were do you get topsoil for $4 at?
  8. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    I can help you. But first, explain to me what the above quote means. I don't follow. Add 3 drain tiles? You're installing 3 tile drains? Is that it? Above ground or is this underground, as in a french drain. And what is meant by pop-ups?
  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Price it at $550.00 and I still don't understand all of what your saying.
  10. MarkintheGarden

    MarkintheGarden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    Sounds like your materials are low cost. Why are you spreading soil?

    Do you know how to install the drainage tile properly? If so then 55 is a fair price, if not then charge 55 for the 4.75 hours and spend a week learning how to properly install them.

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