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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Wicked3604, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Wicked3604

    Wicked3604 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    How do you guys go about setting prices for installation jobs. I know we need the prices on the units themselves but how do you figure in how long it takes to install on average? I know it depends on the number of units and size of the yard but where do you start we it comes to setting prices.
    Any suggestions on good wholesale sites?
  2. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,690

    Pretty much anyone here will tell you, first of all, to buy at a local supplier for long term backing and support. Buy in volume and the support of your supplier will reward you many times over.

    If youre getting into installing systems, you should know how long it should take you to do a particular task. Add all of these up to an hourly total and multiply that times your hourly rate you should be making for you and your helpers, if any. Profit, overhead, parts and markup all add in to that.

    If you are looking into your first install, prepare for it to be a lesson learned. It takes experience on your level to find what is right for you.

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