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Did I charge enough for this?! HA

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Ocsurf16, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Ocsurf16

    Ocsurf16 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Im a long time searcher on this site and just recently started posting....I did a job for this guy...he had a 9000sf driveway it was old crushed concrete/potholes ect...first day i was there 2 hours graded the drive flat...two days later he got 75tons of crushed concrete dropped...i spread,graded and level...took about 3hours....i asked for $500...was kickin myself when he said "thats it":cry:
  2. pj550v12

    pj550v12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    Technically you charged $100/hr so you made out ok. However for that type of work, you could have probably got $800-$1000 if not more depending on different factors.
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    $100 per hour is not bad but what equipment did you have on the site? If you were running a mini skid or small tractor you could have easily gotten $125-$140+ per hour. If you were running a skid loader or a larger tractor/ backhoe you could have gotten a lot more.
  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,468

    Did that include the rock? Hopefully that feller will get you some more work.
  5. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,281

    Why didn't you give him a price before you started doing the work?
  6. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,396

    i hope that price didn't include buying the rock...but for you going out there 2 separate days and only spending a few hours you would have been ok asking for around $750
  7. atlcutah

    atlcutah LawnSite Member
    from SLC, UT
    Messages: 41

    guys around here are doing bobcat work, gradingand leveling for $50 - $75/hr! I charge $65/hr! with a 2 hr min but dang! I would have said yes you made out well on that job especially if you did not have to buy anyrocks or haul anything away!

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