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Old 03-04-2008, 06:36 PM
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Hey guys had a customer today asked me to give her an estimate on laying 2600 Sq ft of Sod (St. Augustine) Any ideas on what I should charge her? Thanks
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WHAT IT CAST YOU FOR THE SOD,,,ADD 15% AND THERES YOUR LABOR CHARGE,,,,,,

SO LIKE THIS....
SOD - $100PER 400 SF + 15% = $115 = 230 PER PAL. LAID.........................
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We get $1.00 per square foot installed.... I know its high, but its grunt work.
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Last time I checked I belive my pricing on sod was about $200 / pallet delivered to the site. You'd probably need just shy of 9 pallets. Call it 9 anyway. So $1800 in material + labor ... Yeah, about a buck a foot sounds good to me, that would put you at about $800 labor & leave you with some profit.
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heres prices for a local sod company. For installation only, no rip out.

St. Augustine Floratam Sod Installation Prices :

10,000 Sq. Ft. Plus $ .30 cents Per Sq. Ft.
Under 10,000 Sq. Ft. $ .32 cents Per Sq. Ft.
Under 7,000 Sq. Ft. $ .36 cents Per Sq. Ft.

Under 6,000 Sq. Ft. $ .45 cents Per Sq. Ft. with minimum of 2400 Sq. Ft. ( 6 Pallets )
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Quote[/b] (Dzielak51 @ Mar. 30 2008,10:13)]heres prices for a local sod company. For installation only, no rip out.

St. Augustine Floratam Sod Installation Prices :

10,000 Sq. Ft. Plus $ .30 cents Per Sq. Ft.
Under 10,000 Sq. Ft. $ .32 cents Per Sq. Ft.
Under 7,000 Sq. Ft. $ .36 cents Per Sq. Ft.

Under 6,000 Sq. Ft. $ .45 cents Per Sq. Ft. with minimum of 2400 Sq. Ft. ( 6 Pallets )
This here is a great way to break it up this will be the best way to sell your job. You can also convert it to yards and sell it by the yard like anywere between 7 to 9 dollars a yard tearout and replace
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Its quite simple to figure out what to charge no matter what your doing... Its usually materials + x% of the materials + labor + profit for your business + $ for just in case.

Here, I will break it down for you, these are all example prices.

Materials:
Sod = $500
Topsoil = $100
Rental of Sod Cutter to remove old sod = $90
Disposal Fees for old sod = $60
Business Equipment depreciation expense = $250
Fuel = $100
This totals = $1,100

Labor:
3 guys x 12 hours to complete job = 36 Man Hours
Figure 40 man hours just to be safe.
However paying your workers $12 per hr is $480 in your labor cost.
anyway, the equation for labor is: man hours x your hourly rate
thus, 40 man hours x $38 = $1520
costing you $480 in labor before taxes

Then throw in an extra $250 for just incase, and you have yourself a grand total of $2870.00 for the job. Leaving you with a JOB NET profit of $1040.00. Keep in mind this is not total net profit since you still have to pay your insurance, vehicle payment, equipment expenses, taxes, phone, etc. but it is still good for 1 day of work.

again, those are not my figures, they are just made up figures, but you get the idea, hopefully.

ALSO, figure out all of your expenses (phone, insurance, payments, taxes, labor, fuel, etc. etc.) for the year and divide them by your operating weeks then divide that by days per week you work and that will tell you how much you need to bring in each day to cover your total expenses for the year.

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