Installing 6ft Arborvitae

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by GRANTSKI, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. GRANTSKI

    GRANTSKI LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Have a job installing 6 x 6ft Emerald Green.
    Materials around $500 @ 1/2 ton compost/soil + 1 yd mulch .
    Figuring 4-6 hours. I know where I’m at but would like to hear others ballpark.
     
  2. Digitaria Sanguinalis

    Digitaria Sanguinalis LawnSite Senior Member
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    $1500
     
  3. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
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    $2000 ish depending on how far I have to move everything from the truck.
     
  4. OP
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    GRANTSKI

    GRANTSKI LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok that sounds higher than I was thinking . So you guys are around $200 hr labor ?
     
  5. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
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    Have you marked up your material? What about delivery/disposal?

    I buy my plants at wholesale then sell them to clients at retail price. I also charge them for my time in sourcing the plants and then delivery. That's all included with the on-site hourly charge to Install.
     
  6. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
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    ($500 material+mark up)+ (labor rate x 6 hours) + sourcing/delivery.
     
  7. MattZ28

    MattZ28 LawnSite Member
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    Just did this very project today with 5 emerald greens charged $2k
     
  8. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
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    How much are you guys getting 6-8 foot Arborvitaes?

    I'm installing 4 on Friday and supplier has 7 footers at $200 wholesale.
     
  9. MattZ28

    MattZ28 LawnSite Member
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    $200 is retail around here, they were wholesale $135 plus tax
     
  10. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
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    Yup, everything cost more here in the city.
     

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