Sodding for a builder

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by spcfoor, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. spcfoor

    spcfoor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    I have an oppurtunity to do the sod work for several builders in the area. My question is how do you all go about pricing? Do you bid per job or get a total number of jobs? Do you also give any price breaks?

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    I normally charge T/M, but builders wont go for that. Try a sq ft price. How much finish grading is involved? Will you need to use a tractor w/york rake? Don't forget to account for ALL expenses.
  3. rusty2

    rusty2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Definitely go by the square foot. This allows him to build it into his price with no suprises. I have a friend whose only business is growing and installing sod for a large developer. He does well. Only give a price break if you can get a break on sod because of your volume of purchase. Many farms will let give you a great price if you contract x square ft a year. Just make sure you can move the sod.
  4. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    We do alot of sod for builders, all by the sqft. That is for delivering and laying ONLY! If there is grading involved it is based on time. :)

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