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customer laughed at me.

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by lawnwizards, May 19, 2005.

  1. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    went to give an estimate on a mulch install. lady wants 6 yards removed and hauled off. new fabric (the best you can buy, her quote). 6 yards delivered and spread. i quote her 800 dollars. which by the way i thought was a real bargain. she proceeds to laugh at me and tells me thats way too high. i'm thinking that materials alone is 300 plus. i guess she wants little johnny to do it for a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of lemonade. :rolleyes:
     
  2. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    That price is a bit steep..even with expensive weed fabric. Same type of job here in Florida would fetch $400-$450. The most we can get for mulch is around $50 per yard installed.
     
  3. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    DENNIS-- What about him having to load and haul away the old 6 yards aof mulch?
     
  4. clay duncan

    clay duncan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445


    $400.-$450 is about right for the new mulch around my area. its the removal and hauling off the old mulch that would suck. i think $800 is a fair price......
     
  5. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    Oops...I forgot about the old mulch removal. Dementia must be getting me.

    I would add another $200-$250 to my price for the removal and haul away. Should take one guy 3 to 4 hours to remove the old stuff.
     
  6. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    i thought it was more than fair. 6 yards around here would go for about 25-30 per yard. fabric around 100. pins about 20... its more labor intensive then anything though. i thought 500 labor for 3 people for 8 hours. cheap? probably. but i had an empty day...
     
  7. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,596

    Crew sounds over sized for that I think it could be done with 2 guys for 6 hours.
     
  8. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    what kind of price would you come up with? does 800 sound too cheap or too expensive?
     
  9. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    Give her a break and drop the price to $750. Emphasize the cost of removal of the old stuff and hauling/dumping fees.

    If she still doesn't bite...walk away.
     
  10. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Messages: 548

    Ask her what she thinks its worth ..... And then tell her to call the other LCC and get a price and call you when she sees its cheap ... Or don't bother with it at all
     

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