Looking to know what I should have charged for this job as it was my first solo job and I got hosed.

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Richard Albert J.R, May 4, 2019.

  1. Richard Albert J.R

    Richard Albert J.R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    What should I charge extra for a double sailor or a soldier border?










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  2. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,838

    I don't know hardscape just wanted to say nice looking work!
  3. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,898

    I agree! Super sharp, I'm curious though what did you charge for this?
  4. Mitty87

    Mitty87 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,430

    how are we supposed to know? seems like its just pictures showing off your work and no info to answer the question??
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  5. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,840

    Custom cuts, colors, and soldier/sailor courses add 20% , typically

    Standard sailor course 5-10%

    Custom complicated patterns 20%

    So since you have both custom cuts/patterns and complicated soldier courses and multiple colors
    You could or should have charged 40-60% above standard for that.

    So if 18 per square is your regular price
    And that’s about 500 square feet, standard patio might have been $9000 and the extra work could have been as much as $14,400.00
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  6. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 764

    Plus materials
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  7. Cjames808

    Cjames808 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    Nice work.
  8. Jeramie R.

    Jeramie R. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Would $18/sq include the stone?
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  9. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 764

    Not in my book.
  10. Jeramie R.

    Jeramie R. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    So that’s the price to lay, I suppose?

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