Trellis Bids

dgs9r(z7 Baltimore, MD)November 15, 2008

I'm posting this both on this forum and the Landscape Design forum.

I've gotten several bids on constructing my 10x14' trellis, using good-grade pressure-treated wood, and some custom work.

Two bids are from "landscape" contractors in the neighborhood of $2500. The other bids are from individuals or general contractors (who have built decks, and possibly cabinetry) in the range of $1100-$1400.

I've been advised that landscape contractors generally take the cost of materials/labor and multiply by 3 in order to cover all their costs.

I'm having difficulty deciding which "class" of contractor to choose from. The two landscape contractors are recommended, so I know I'll get a good product from them. On the other hand, I don't want to pay more if a general contractor can do the job as, or nearly as, well.

Any thoughts/suggestions?


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Mike Larkin

Have you seen their work?
Not everyone has the same skill levels
ask to see something they have done that is similar to your project

    Bookmark   November 21, 2008 at 8:25PM
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