Commercial Water Service Pricing Question...

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by BSA Construction LLC, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. BSA Construction LLC

    BSA Construction LLC Junior Member

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    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and just want to ask a question.

    We did a Water service today for a Hotel. Last night the owner called me and told me his parking lot was flooding. I was out with-in 20 minutes of the call. After we got their we saw the water coming up from cracks in the asphalt. I called NJ One call for an Emergency Mark out. I brought Excavator and front end loader that night. This morning we started the work. Nicely cut a 8'X19' box and removed the asphalt. We called the Water company and they shut off the water. The hotel and the resturant on the property had no water at this point. We were able to use a rubber/metal flange that bolted together that stopped the leak. The pipe was cleanly cracked through from top to bottom. We fix the pipe and had water restored with-in 4 hours.

    Here are the pictures of the work. http://www.bsagc.com/water-service.htm
    Take a look at pages 1 to 3.

    My question is. How much should I charge for this work. I was out last night for 3 hours getting everything setup and total work was from 8 AM - 12 PM water was On, and 5 PM everything was complete.

    I am not responsible for new asphalt. What you see in the picture is what was done. How ever I am disposing of the old asphalt.

    its 8'X19' and 8' deep.

    How much money should I charge for this job?


    Thanks everyone,
    ~Arthur
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Pricing is best done with PM's

    Every area is going to have differnet pay scales depending on their local economy.

    It's quite a bit of work you did, and quick too.
    I would find out how much time you will spend on disposal before you get too far along on your pricing.
  3. toolaholic

    toolaholic General Contractor Carpenter

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    From the hip ,$12,960. Don't break it down. You saved their bacon. You also prevented further Geo. damage to them and their neighbors. This could have affected foundations!,and additional flat work. Tight pants and big balls.
    There insurance will pay anyway! Good luck ,Best to VINNY THE HAMMER
  4. BSA Construction LLC

    BSA Construction LLC Junior Member

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    I figured Time and Truck and getting rid of just the asphalt $400.00

    But its the other work I need to price out. I have to have an invoice writen up my tomorrow morning. A bit stuck at the moment.
  5. toolaholic

    toolaholic General Contractor Carpenter

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    I have my own dump truck and backhoe. Double what dirt boxes would cost. Double Any machine rental. That whole emergency job is double time.
    Your charge for journeyman should be $160 per hr. laborers $100 per Hr.
    Charge for that gas concrete saw $200 Trucks ect. When we have hill slides
    at 2 am this is how we, and everyone else charges. You can always drop a grand ,if they cry. It's a long winter around the corner for You Guys,and NJ
    is slowing down! Brotherlaw lives there. Good luck Tool
  6. toolaholic

    toolaholic General Contractor Carpenter

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    One more thought. When the DR. looked at His bill. I did a similar bail out with
    My guys and equept. He said " looks like a lot of money for this"
    I also looked over My glasses ,and said "DOC, what do you normally pay for one of these jobs?' He said " I'll get My checkbook"
  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    How much?

    Figure the labor at your overtime rate. Add the equipment rental with a markup. Add in any ancillary costs, then then total the bill.
  8. BSA Construction LLC

    BSA Construction LLC Junior Member

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    Cool, thanks for the advice guys.
  9. toolaholic

    toolaholic General Contractor Carpenter

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    Good luck ,please let us know how it worked out,Most don't :(
  10. BSA Construction LLC

    BSA Construction LLC Junior Member

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    Well after a long battle I got $6,120.00 for the job. According to him I ripped him off and he could have gotten the whole thing done for $3,000.00 with paving. :cool:
  11. toolaholic

    toolaholic General Contractor Carpenter

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    Thanks' ,You did Him right
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