Assumptions for a Landscape Business Operating the
Decorative Curb System
Number of linear feet per
day: A three man experienced crew can produce
approximately 600 to 1000 feet of curb per day.
Revenue per linear foot: Average revenue is $3.50 per
(The low figure in the range is $2.85 per foot.)
Labor Costs: (Assumes owner is not part of the work
crew, some owners pay by the hour, others pay by the foot
Forman/hand finisher at
$10.00 per hr., or .20 cents per foot.
Mixer/prep person at $8.00
per hr., or .15 cents per foot
Machine Operator at $8.00 per
hr., or .15 cents per foot
person at $8.00 per hr., or .15 cents per foot
Average labor cost is
approximately .65 cents a foot based on $3.50 per foot, and
approximately 750 feet per day.
Analysis Based on 750 ft of Curbing:
|750 Feet at $3.50/ft
|Material, Labor etc. 1.10 /ft*
*Costs per foot
Cement, sand, and mesh $.30
Fuel, Insurance, etc. $.15
Total Expenses per foot $1.10
(Colored and stamped curbing can go for as
much as $5.00 to $7.00 per foot, virtually doubling the price
per foot charge while adding only pennies to expense. Keep in
mind that unusual ground preparation/removal incur additional
Decorative Curb is not a franchise. You keep your profits!