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Need a little pricing help

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Lawn-Scapes, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Thanks for the info.. There is more block that Is not shown in the photos that I have access to.
  2. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 907

    Experienced two days no problem, you no experience 5 days. Charge for three days labor, that's fair, I mean cost materials is your problem, you can figure that out easy. I don't like the fact of garden wall being stacked so high, the caps on that garden wall look terrible your caps probably won't fit once you cut in your curve. Other than that have at it.
  3. AzLawnMan

    AzLawnMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    REALLY!? Do you know who the hell DVS is!? :dancing:
  4. jonesy5149

    jonesy5149 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    You talk about giving the customer a fair price.....if you loose your ass to this job and you will if you think 2 days. Will the customer give you a fair wage if you you go over you allowed time frame?
    Think about this all the plants need to be moved and replanted or cut back for the grid if you plan on using it!
    Are you going to dig out the base by hand or with a minni? You renting that? Rock-will you be using a wheele barrow to move it or back the truck down in and use the minni?
    You will have more than a 2 hrs of clean up & replant the shrubs and the plants. Re mulch if your doing that too..
    DVS is right you should do 5 days or 4 long days to keep it under the 40 hrs..
    If you don't like that then do a T/M with mark up not crazy about that but you would be covered. If you would like to give a fair price.. Remember this customer has a job and this is you business and if you fail they don't care or maybe they do but they will not pay for your bills and men just because they care. You need to worry about the company. Not a fair price. You price it to make money. If you don't mind me asking what would your mark up be 05%-10%-15%-20%-25%??

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