Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job
If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.

Sod Quote


Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-07-2010, 07:50 AM
TnT Outdoor ervices
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Sod Quote

Hey guys. I have a question about sod. This guy contacted me yesterday and wanted me to give him a bid on installing sod. Well as I was talking to him it was for 300 houses. He wanted a quote to include grading (I don't know how the land is), sod, installing sod, permits and a permit for using a fire hydrant. He wants this price per sq yard. What would you guys charge per sq yard? Anything would help. I have installed sod and I know it is very labor intensive. Thanks
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 03-07-2010, 04:34 PM
cklandscapingorlando cklandscapingorlando is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 198
Rep Power: 6
cklandscapingorlando is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
How much can you get your sod for? How much sod do you need? We charge 300 a pallet. But 300 homes would drop that price alot if for no other reason than the mexican's that will do it for 50 pluss the sod. If they were very small at 1200sqft that would be 4 pallets a house. so 800 a house x 300 = 240,000. With about 120,000 in sod. Thats charging about 100 a pallet to put it down and 100 for the sod. With that much you could probly get it for 50 a pallet which would bring you down to 60,000 in sod so you could do it for 120,000
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-07-2010, 05:07 PM
MountainViewGreenskeeper's Avatar
MountainViewGreenskeeper MountainViewGreenskeeper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 473
Rep Power: 5
MountainViewGreenskeeper is on a distinguished road
Default

I think if memory serves when I worked with a sod company(grew and installed) was 10 cents a sq ft 400$ minimum and 32 cents a sq ft for the sod, free delivery after 600sq ft i believe. They didnt do any grading work but rolled it and fertilized afterwards. See if there is a sod company that does installs let them do the work they set up for it(ie. forklifts, man power, skills) and just have them do the work if 50 60 dollars per 600 sq ft palet if to little for you. Then you just do the sprinklers and grading.

whats with the fire hydrant?
__________________
Colton
Mountain View Greenskeeper proudly offering yard care in the East Valley of Arizona.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-07-2010, 07:17 PM
TnT Outdoor ervices
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Most houses around are 10000-12000 sqft. Its 250sq per pallet. $0.21 per sqft. plus delivery charge. witch is around $100. Plus the cost to unload. I think for a semi load its $100. So you are saying you would charge $.10per sqft to install? Wow that seems very low. I would not even waste my time with that. Any ideas for price on bobcat work to be done?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-07-2010, 10:22 PM
MountainViewGreenskeeper's Avatar
MountainViewGreenskeeper MountainViewGreenskeeper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 473
Rep Power: 5
MountainViewGreenskeeper is on a distinguished road
Default

Lol thats not what I said I charge thats the company that laid me off when this economy took a dump charged. 2nd biggest sod supplyer and we had 6-7 man crews that could install 30K sq ft a day easy 50K a day if it was big rolls. Like I said they were set up to do it and new what they were doing so we did it faster then the other companies out there. Did a lot of installs for landscape companies off the top my head gothic, AAA landscape, Valley Crest, and a few others and those are big comanies in AZ. So ya just my 2 cents, But your sod is a defferent veriety and comes in different sq ftages.

10000 sq ft is $1000 thats a 3 hr job for that company 6 guys 8$ plus pick up drop off hour so 5hrsx6guysx8$=240plus foreman salary average 150day plus install bonus $25/10K sq ft So 240+150+25+ lets say 250 in over head thats less than $700 and they could do another job after that. so 300+ in profit not a bad.

Those guys work fast I take my hat off to them made my job easier...
__________________
Colton
Mountain View Greenskeeper proudly offering yard care in the East Valley of Arizona.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-08-2010, 05:51 AM
cklandscapingorlando cklandscapingorlando is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 198
Rep Power: 6
cklandscapingorlando is on a distinguished road
Default

250sqft is a small pallet. Here they are 400-500. We charge about .75 a sqft. Thats every thing. If it's a small job then we will add another 50 per pallet. So for a 400sqft pallet your looking at 300 each installed. Can you handle the cost and labor on a job like this? If not then sub it to a sod farm. Even if you only make 50 a pallet or even 25 you wont even be getting dirty. Your looking at 300,000 sqft of sod. Thats 7500 pallets at 400sqft. At 25 a pallet your going to bring in187500 with out touching it. At a 100 a pallet it will cost you750,000 dollars to buy the sod. I dealy you would charge 2,250,000 dollars for the total job but I think you would be way high on that bid. I would expext they want to pay way less with that volume as you will on the sod. You coulf get that much grass here for 50 a pallet it will cost 375,000 in material and at just 50 a pallet to install the total cost would be 750,000
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-08-2010, 09:01 AM
TnT Outdoor ervices
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Thanks for the help guys. I'm ready for this big job!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How would you quote this yard? KGW09 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 11 10-11-2009 11:36 AM
mulch quote tomcat172002 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 12 06-18-2009 12:30 AM
Quote Cards? rwslippey Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 12 07-07-2008 12:18 AM
Looking for a quote for some shirts UniversityLandscapers Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 5 06-26-2008 08:27 AM
How to quote a job greenthumb Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 9 08-16-2007 05:40 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
Today 03:31 PM
Today 05:40 PM
by Just for Cuts
2 28
trimming back shrubs
WesleySnips
Yesterday 06:14 AM
Today 05:36 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 104
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 04:24 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
88 4,944
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Today 03:34 PM
by Shady Grady
1,185 322,680
Echo Edger 'Neutral'
WesleySnips
07-25-2014 05:28 PM
Today 01:50 PM
by stevef1201
7 238
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
Yesterday 06:13 PM
Today 01:47 PM
by stevef1201
2 60
Buy a good company at a...
Steve
03-12-2011 06:38 AM
Today 01:44 PM
by Steve
2 1,692
Building credit
Matther777
07-27-2014 05:20 PM
Today 10:29 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 314
Employee wont return...
Prolawnofchatt
06-13-2014 03:12 PM
Yesterday 09:59 PM
by WesleySnips
5 568
Mow and leaf cleanup bid
SGL1
07-29-2014 07:28 PM
Yesterday 07:14 PM
by SGL1
23 336
Late charge
Simon Abousaada
07-30-2014 07:23 PM
Yesterday 12:41 PM
by Steve
2 97
Need input on a bid
phlawncare
07-28-2014 08:51 PM
Yesterday 05:08 AM
by kslawn
7 222
New from Texas
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:17 AM
07-30-2014 01:03 PM
by Steve
5 228
Single tree, mow customer
WesleySnips
06-27-2014 10:12 AM
07-30-2014 12:31 PM
by Steve
17 763
Formulas Used
BaileynSamsMum
07-29-2014 06:40 AM
07-30-2014 12:19 PM
by Steve
3 165
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
07-30-2014 06:29 AM
by kslawn
5 202
Will summer ever come
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-29-2014 08:27 AM
07-29-2014 08:29 PM
by SGL1
5 153
From Concord NC
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:34 PM
07-29-2014 02:28 PM
by Steve
3 163
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
07-29-2014 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 217
Left handed edging with...
SGL1
07-23-2014 08:59 PM
07-28-2014 07:39 AM
by SGL1
15 406
Echo PE 266 edger
stevef1201
07-01-2014 01:28 PM
07-27-2014 10:14 PM
by WesleySnips
5 406
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
07-27-2014 08:16 AM
by Just for Cuts
7 244
need some help geting...
dalvan0
07-13-2014 09:28 PM
07-26-2014 04:39 PM
by BLC7
7 392
new trailer help
mattthelawnguy
07-11-2014 08:21 PM
07-25-2014 06:31 PM
by mattthelawnguy
13 597
You know it;s gonna be a...
stevef1201
07-25-2014 08:50 AM
07-25-2014 01:34 PM
by Steve
1 156
Customer letters
kslawn
07-23-2014 06:17 AM
07-25-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
5 288
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
07-24-2014 07:09 PM
by SGL1
29 1,385
Need help determining...
Jbss861
07-20-2014 02:33 PM
07-24-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
13 477
Should I ?
googus
07-22-2014 04:06 PM
07-24-2014 12:10 PM
by Steve
4 310
My First Apartment...
SSLCtn
05-26-2014 10:17 PM
07-24-2014 06:46 AM
by kslawn
15 997
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
07-24-2014 06:38 AM
by kslawn
3 283
Selling lawns like...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:51 PM
07-24-2014 06:28 AM
by kslawn
3 343
Scag new "Eliminator"......
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-20-2014 10:45 AM
07-23-2014 05:37 PM
by Just for Cuts
9 409
need professional advice...
Fiddlers_green
07-20-2014 07:21 PM
07-23-2014 12:42 PM
by Steve
3 287
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 10:20 PM
07-23-2014 12:40 PM
by Steve
15 1,530
Lawn Service back in...
LawnCareMan280
07-18-2014 09:00 PM
07-23-2014 11:48 AM
by Steve
4 321
Overspray?
stevef1201
07-21-2014 04:20 PM
07-23-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
3 225
Hello Everyone! Newbie...
SLKlawn
07-17-2014 06:22 PM
07-22-2014 01:53 PM
by Steve
6 369
Proper height for lawn
rob lederhilger
05-26-2014 08:01 AM
07-21-2014 02:53 PM
by LawnDoctor
9 734
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 12:31 PM
07-21-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
9 601
What's my business worth?
Chaz
07-16-2014 01:35 PM
07-21-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
4 379
1.5 Acre Jungle
WesleySnips
07-15-2014 05:57 PM
07-20-2014 11:31 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 727
Gopher schedule software
Ray
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
by Ray
0 280
2006 Chevy fuel pump...
KevinsLawns
07-17-2014 08:39 PM
07-18-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
1 260
Halfway point of year!
Steve
07-01-2014 12:08 PM
07-18-2014 11:38 AM
by Steve
14 836
I got told to leave and...
gwilson98
06-16-2014 02:07 PM
07-17-2014 11:43 AM
by Steve
16 1,160
Hey guys this is the...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-07-2014 08:23 PM
07-16-2014 08:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
28 894
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
07-16-2014 05:00 PM
by Just for Cuts
18 810
Classified Ad Template...
bcfb
06-05-2013 02:40 AM
07-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
15 3,847
Husqvarna pz 60
CDLAWNCARE
07-06-2014 06:50 PM
07-15-2014 08:53 AM
by kslawn
10 551
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 ads apartment lawn care estimate birdscaping care charge collections subcontractor commercial craigslist customers ecosymbiosis employee problems exmark ferris four wheel drive franchise gopherhaul grass gravely holiday honda how much to charge how to bid hydraulic installation invoice kawasaki labor cost late lawn lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn service leaf cleanup lesco marketing mowing mulch estimate native plants new buisness office management online classifieds podcast promotion rotating scag scag v-ride season seo sprayer starting a business steep lawns stihl sulky theft of services tips toro tractor auger trailer mate pro truck new used landscape upsell walk behind walker winter money making ideas won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy