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my neighbor wants to pay me to set up their SFG

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Post  buy4now on 4/12/2011, 11:32 pm

I dont know what to charge them. Is there anyone that has charged to set up someone else's SFG? I'd love some input.
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Post  myhouseofBOYS on 4/12/2011, 11:37 pm

what is the going "handyman" rate in your area? Charge that plus expenses Smile

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Post  boffer on 4/12/2011, 11:41 pm

Belinda Jenson is the teacher coordinator for the SFG Foundation. She started and runs a business that does just what you're asking about. She's in a different state, but might be of some help.

Her website is:
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/12/2011, 11:45 pm

myhouseofBOYS wrote:what is the going "handyman" rate in your area? Charge that plus expenses Smile

Labor, in this case, = whatever you want to make for a full day's work. That is for a couple normal sized beds.

I wouldn't charge less than a half day's wage since I wouldn't be able to do anything else that morning. However, if it goes past lunch (including trips to the store), I charge full day.

My price: 2 4x4's, 1 4x8, with hoops on the 4x8......$450-$500 here in the Midwest.....more if you want it planted, too.
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Post  camprn on 4/13/2011, 8:36 am

BackyardBirdGardner wrote:
myhouseofBOYS wrote:what is the going "handyman" rate in your area? Charge that plus expenses Smile

Labor, in this case, = whatever you want to make for a full day's work. That is for a couple normal sized beds.

I wouldn't charge less than a half day's wage since I wouldn't be able to do anything else that morning. However, if it goes past lunch (including trips to the store), I charge full day.

My price: 2 4x4's, 1 4x8, with hoops on the 4x8......$450-$500 here in the Midwest.....more if you want it planted, too.
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Post  sfg4uKim on 4/13/2011, 9:02 am

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Do they have the materials (beds), or are you starting from scratch? Will you be taking out the existing sod or is the ground prepared? Are you making the soil?

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Post  ashort on 4/13/2011, 10:59 am

Depends upon the neighbor's situation. Are the old and unable to do the work? If so, I would most likely do it for the cost of the supplies (and maybe a pie or something). Even better, get some scouts to do it for volunteer hours or merit badges and supervise their work with a glass of lemonade in your hand Cool

If they were fully capable, just stretched on time, I would personally be happy with $150 to $200 plus supplies for the full day. Of course you can go down to the local convenience store and hire workers for $10 an hour - cash - no questions asked... Shocked
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