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My first job.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by sicnj, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. sicnj

    sicnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    i should have charged a little more didn't have the confidence at that time
  2. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    I am not quite sure how you guys arrive at the $3000.00 price. Unless there's something I am not seeing here, that job would take 2 of my installers about a day and a half. At our labor rate, that would be about $1800 for labor. It looks like there are just about 100 blocks there. At $5.50 per block, that's $550.00. Maybe 2 yards of gravel at the most, that's $80. So I'd be charging about $2430.00 for that job. And we are typically more expensive than most of our competition. A lot of contractors would charge only $2000 or so for that job.

    How long did it take you to do this job and how many workers?
  3. John Zaprala

    John Zaprala LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Nice job man... I have to agree to disagree with the pricing. We are always the highest or close to it when we bid and I'd come in under $3K??? Why did you choose to price by the sq ft? And for $3K why not use a better product? I think the job's a great first project, but I think for the price, a nicer block would be nice...with caps
  4. John Zaprala

    John Zaprala LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    By first job, I'm assuming that means first hardscape and not first landscape in general right?
  5. sicnj

    sicnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Yes that was my First time Hardscaping. actually i helped another landscaper one day on a hardscpae so i would know what i was doing. This is not my favorite block at all. I wish i could have used caps on it.

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