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Sod Removal/Install--Quote Help

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by johninfl, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. johninfl

    johninfl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I've got a fairly decent sized job I need some help with quoting out.

    Homeowner has already rented the machine to pull up his sod but would prefer we do it. What would be a competitive hourly rate to charge for this service? The lawn is around 3,500 s/f. Additionally, would I charge the same hourly rate to install the new sod as well?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
  2. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    What is your normal hourly rate? The man hour rates will be different everywhere from $35-70 per man hour... depending on your overhead, what you pay your employees, how far the job is etc etc etc. I would just guesstimate how many man hours it will take... and charge them that figure... I would not tell them your hourly rate.

    I would spray a week before, use a harley rake to remove old sod and prep, lay 7-8 pallets of sod(depending on your pallets being b/t 450-500 sq ft), and be done in one day w/ 2 guys. I would guess somewhere b/t 16-20 man hours depending on the site conditions.
  3. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I agree with lawnworks - what kind of machine did the client rent ?
  4. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    No dont charge hourly or if you do charge over 50 per labor hour check existing threads regarding this subject.

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