I'm working on getting some concrete bids for my barn floor. I know several different companies that I work with regularly, and all do pretty good work. I'm going to get estimates from 2 or 3 of the crews that I know the best. I have given these guys breaks on excavating work that I've done for them in the past, basically, the buddy rate. I'm hoping they'll do the same for me. A couple of the guys said they would, but come crunch time, I've had other guys in the past try to make a pretty penny on the "buddy" price that they gave me. What I'd like to know is... what is a below average to fair price for concrete work? Around here, if you don't know anyone, the contractors will charge twice what the concrete cost. Example: If someone had a 20 yard job at $90/yard, the job would cost $3,600. That usually includes the concrete, forming, and labor. It usually does not include the fill or any loader work. Those are the higher end figures. Most of the contractors get somewhere around an $11/yard discount over what Joe Blow will get charged, since they buy it everyday. My job will be a two pour, two machine trowels at the same time (most likely) job. I'm going to need app. 90 yards. I'm doing all the base work, they'll be providing the concrete, floating, finishing, and saw cutting the break joints. What do you guys think about what I should expect to pay per foot, or per yard? That's how they will bid it. Is it fair to pass their bulk discount on to me? Tell me what kind of prices that you guys would look for, since most of us know or work around someone who does flatwork.