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Jeremy J. Kox Landscape Architecture, LLC
Fees


Jeremy J. Kox Landscape Architecture, LLC offers two design fee options.  The first is a standard, itemized “time and materials” option in which the client is billed an hourly fee for all work performed.  Our second option is a percentage based fee that charges a flat rate for all the standard design elements, giving the client a fixed design cost.


DESIGN OPTION ONE: PERCENT BASIS
Billing Rates 

 

     BUDGETED VALUE                   PERCENT BASIS            

    $0 to $7,999                            12%

     $8,000 to $14,999                   11%

     $15,000 to $24,999                 10%

     $25,000 to $34,999                   9% 

     $35,000 to $49,999                   8%

     $50,000 to $79,999                   7%

     $80,000 to $199,999                 6%

     $200,000+                                 5% 

 

Our percent based option includes all meetings, telephone conferences, design fees, equipment and printing fees and expenses for projects located within 60 miles of our office.  Projects located outside of this parameter will incur additional hourly travel fees and expenses as listed in the “Time and Materials” section.  The client can chose a stand-alone design option or package it with construction administration services for a nominal percentage.

 

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT RATES:

     BUDGETED VALUE                   PERCENT BASIS         

    $0 to $7,999                            3.00%

     $8,000 to $14,999                   2.75%

     $15,000 to $24,999                 2.50%

     $25,000 to $34,999                 2.25% 

     $35,000 +                                2.00%

 

If a client chooses to manage their own project but, during the process, changes their mind or requests a consultation, JJKLA, LLC will provide the requested services at either T & M or percent based as is appropriate .  It is important to us that you will be completely satisfied with your landscape project and we vow to be available to whatever extent you need to ensure a successful, satisfying landscape experience!

 

 

DESIGN OPTION TWO: TIME AND MATERIALS
Billing Rates 

 

     Architectural Services: $125/hr.

     Landscape Architectural Services:  $95/hr.      

     Clerical Services: $40/hr.

     Travel Fee Rebate: 1/2 billable rate for travel time (door to door)

     Reimbursable Mileage: current federal rate after 60 miles round trip    

     Reimbrseable Expenses: Cost plus 25%

For the preliminary residential design, construction documents, bidding and construction document phases of the project, JJKLA will invoice you at the billing rate (as listed above) for hours worked up to the not-to-exceed parameters listed in your proposed, written design agreement. There is great variety in overall budgets (based on your design parameters), but a good rule of thumb for design fees is between 1-2% of the home's value and an average of 10% for the overall landscape budget.  (In other words, for a 2,000 square foot home, you should allow a $2,000 design allowance and a $20,000 landscape construction budget.)

The average design fee for preliminary master and planting plans of a new, typical suburban lot is usually between $1200 to $2500. Most landscape companies do need more than these drawings to install your project.  If your project requires construction documentation, construction management, and/or value engineering, additional fees will be assessed.  The fees for these other services vary considerably and JJKLA will propose them as continuing services at the end of the preliminary design phase.

We work dilegently to keep your design fee competetive, maintaining service fees between 5% to 12% of the total construction budget.  If you're trying to manage a strict budget, we will calculate your construction budget using the following steps. First, we determine your overall project budget, and then subtract my professional design fees as a percent of the total. Next, we subtract state sales tax on the construction funds only. The remaining funds available constitute your construction budget. And as stated earlier... it is our number one priority to work within your budget.

Prior to our initial consultation, we require a $200 non-refundable deposit (collectable at our initial meeting) and, for our out-of-region clientele, all initial meeting travel reimbursable expenses.   After our interview and programming phase, if you choose to proceed with our design package, the fee will be credited toward your project design bill.

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Ancillary Structure, 2010





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Private Patio, 2011





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Rubble Garden Wall, 2010