We've been doing a LOT of paver jobs this year. A lot more than ever before. And I find our crews are taking a little longer than they should be on the paver jobs. Our rates are fairly competitive with our competition. So I know I am bidding them right. So far, our customers have been just stoked with all the paver jobs we've done. But the problem is they are taking us too long to install. We often go over budget by a day or more. My workers are taking a lot of time making the little custom cuts in the pavers when they get to the edges. Many of the paver patios we do have curvy edges. Obviously, pavers don't accomodate a curvy edge, so that always results in a lot of cutting. But even on patios where it's basically a rectangle, there are always unexpected things that result in cutting. Things like rounded corners, or the where the patio starts at the house, the house is not straight. Often times, the back side of the house, where the patio starts, is not straight. It comes out for a picture window or chimney or something. So there's a lot of custom cutting to accomdate that too. Any tips on avoiding this? I sometimes feel like we're spending WAY too much time cutting. Sometimes (especially on smaller paver patios) we'll spend more time cutting these little wedge pieces to fit these areas than we do laying the rest of the patio! I sometimes feel like, "There must be a better way!!!" Is there? Or is that just the nature of pavers? For those of you who do a lot of paver patios, are there any short-cuts or tricks to help you avoid taking so much time cutting pavers into smaller custom pieces to fit?