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Is this quote in the money?

Grzube

LawnSite Member
Location
Montreal,Qqubec
Hey there guys, we just started to get onto hardscaping, one of our customers has a uni-stone driveway, and at the end by the cement curb, there 2 dips, the size is 20x10 ft, will need to remove all the stone, re-level and compact, reinstall, I quoted $495, so in or out of the money?
 

dchauling

LawnSite Member
Location
Winnipeg, MB
We charge $6 sq ft for a re-lay. So $1200 for us or we walk, and that is in money tight Winnipeg. Out of around 20 re-lays we only lost 3 or 4 we bid on last year. Just sell yourself right.
 
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Grzube

LawnSite Member
Location
Montreal,Qqubec
The original estimate was around $1100, I figured it would take about 12-15 hours solo @$65/hr, but we want to build up a reputation in this area, the next estimate will be higher.
 

zedosix

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Eastern Ontario
Hey there guys, we just started to get onto hardscaping, one of our customers has a uni-stone driveway, and at the end by the cement curb, there 2 dips, the size is 20x10 ft, will need to remove all the stone, re-level and compact, reinstall, I quoted $495, so in or out of the money?
Just be aware that if you are removing brick from the center of the driveway, you may have one he!! of a time getting the brick to go exactly in place where it was intended. If you are removing from center to end it won't be so bad, but if in the middle, watch out.
 

Foz

LawnSite Member
We get between $8 and $10 per SF for relay work. Our price minimum for 200 SF would have been $1,600.00. You will get a reputaion for sure........CHEAP! Definitely not a reputation you want in this business.

Don't start with a reputation for being the cheapest or you will always be known as the cheapest. I would rather be known for being a little expensive but good & worth the $$
 

mattfromNY

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Central NY
So, the original estimate was $1100, and you are doing it for $495?
Man, you gave away ALOT of money. Just think what you can buy with $600.... Hopefully lesson learned from that one!
 
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