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new lawn install price/sft

Bob Q

LawnSite Member
Location
Conn
I am in CT and want to get into installing new lawns. I can't find out what to charge per/sft? This would be for Harley raking, seeding, starter and straw mulch.

No one will give a price, they want to come out for an estimate, so I can't really price them.

Help! Bob
 
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Bob Q

LawnSite Member
Location
Conn
I want to do new lawns, there are alot of new homes going in, and I basically want a small piece of the pie, so to speek! The homes are grated but need finish grading(power raking).

Thanks Bob
 

olderthandirt

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
here
I don't think your competitions gonna tell you the truth about what they charge, why would they? Whats do you have to charge per hr to cover ins. equipment, fuel etc. ? These are YOUR cost and once you know them add the amount of profit you need to make and bid that amount. It not as easy as whats the competitions charging!
 
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Bob Q

LawnSite Member
Location
Conn
Well, your right, it's not as easy as knowing what the compitition charges, but, I have to be competitive or I will never work! Once I find out what the going rate is, I can decide if I will work for that amount, or find something more lucrative.

Bob
 

olderthandirt

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
here
Bob Q said:
I am in CT and want to get into installing new lawns. I can't find out what to charge per/sft? This would be for Harley raking, seeding, starter and straw mulch.

No one will give a price, they want to come out for an estimate, so I can't really price them.

Help! Bob
Well Try being honest with them 1 time. :angry: You drive to there place of business and tell them what you want to do and I'm sure you will get farther than pretending to be a home owner wanting there services. Theres a reason contractors don't price jobs out over the phone :dizzy:
 
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