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cruzgardening
04-28-2011, 02:09 AM
15' Palm was removed in 1hr and a half quoted it at $400 charged $300 since it was way faster haha what do u guys usually charge for a service like that?




http://media.use.com/images/s_2/8c598111f39ad73629d1_1.jpg (http://www.use.com/8c598111f39ad73629d1?p=1)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/8c598111f39ad73629d1_2.jpg (http://www.use.com/8c598111f39ad73629d1?p=2)

bruces
04-28-2011, 03:08 AM
my charge for that would be a minimum $1000.00 ,the nearest palm tree to me is at least a few hundred dollar flight away,so I need to charge more .
Anyways,just because you did the job quicker than you planned,doesnt mean you need to adjust your rate ,if the job took you 8 hours,would they of paid you anymore ?

elrascal
04-28-2011, 03:50 AM
my charge for that would be a minimum $1000.00 ,the nearest palm tree to me is at least a few hundred dollar flight away,so I need to charge more .
Anyways,just because you did the job quicker than you planned,doesnt mean you need to adjust your rate ,if the job took you 8 hours,would they of paid you anymore ?

Yeah thats a good poit bruce. The only time I would have charged less was if Was trying to build a long term relationship with the client... That would build up trust real quick.

Steve
04-28-2011, 12:26 PM
Could you re-post the picture? I can't see it.

cruzgardening
04-29-2011, 04:19 AM
my charge for that would be a minimum $1000.00 ,the nearest palm tree to me is at least a few hundred dollar flight away,so I need to charge more .
Anyways,just because you did the job quicker than you planned,doesnt mean you need to adjust your rate ,if the job took you 8 hours,would they of paid you anymore ?
I should of mentioned that i have been working with this clients Landscape for about 3 weeks now, the previous "Landscape" company did a horrible job with plant choice, grading and they did not know how to control erosion i have been correcting all their errors and the palm tree is part of the correction process. I usually charge about $600 for a palm tree that size and heck no they would of not paid me more if i had stayed there for 8hrs you've got a point there:)

i will show some pictures of what kind of things i had to correct later, i mean the way they installed the sprinkler system was all wrong some sprinkler heads where higher then others, some would just burst off with the pressure, the valves where not even connected to the timer, the rain sensor was installed the wrong way so many other things that i took pictures of and we are still not done correcting their errors i suggested to the client it would be easier for me to take all the crap they did and install my own landscape instead of correcting it... but o well

Could you re-post the picture? I can't see it.
sorry i moved it to another folder and the code got messed up here it is again :)


http://media.use.com/images/s_2/c6c94d2f734ac8f511eb_9.jpg (http://www.use.com/Before_And_Afters_c6c94d2f734ac8f511eb?p=9)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/c6c94d2f734ac8f511eb_10.jpg (http://www.use.com/Before_And_Afters_c6c94d2f734ac8f511eb?p=10)

Steve
04-29-2011, 12:26 PM
This job sounds like a great learning experience. There are plenty of pictures you could take showing us the wrong way the other company did things and how you had to correct it.

I bet this customer is very happy with you. Maybe they could give you a testimonial and you could create some marketing on how the lowest bid isn't always the best bid to go with. Then maybe in a brochure, you could tell this customers story about what went wrong and what needed to be done to make it right.

In the end, if they had only hired you in the first place, this never would have happened!

That could be a great selling point.

cruzgardening
05-02-2011, 01:22 AM
This job sounds like a great learning experience. There are plenty of pictures you could take showing us the wrong way the other company did things and how you had to correct it.

I bet this customer is very happy with you. Maybe they could give you a testimonial and you could create some marketing on how the lowest bid isn't always the best bid to go with. Then maybe in a brochure, you could tell this customers story about what went wrong and what needed to be done to make it right.

In the end, if they had only hired you in the first place, this never would have happened!

That could be a great selling point.

hey i got pictures but the job is not done take a look the before and after its interesting :)

http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_6.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=1)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_7.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=2)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_8.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=3)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_1.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=4)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_2.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=5)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_3.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=6)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_4.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=7)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_5.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=8)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_9.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=9)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_10.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=10)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_11.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=11)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_12.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=12)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_13.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=13)http://media.use.com/images/s_2/9c713cac543484ad9357_14.jpg (http://www.use.com/Silvio_9c713cac543484ad9357?p=14)

Steve
05-04-2011, 05:18 PM
WOW those are some great pictures! Do you feel you learned anything from this job or no?

cruzgardening
05-05-2011, 03:02 AM
WOW those are some great pictures! Do you feel you learned anything from this job or no?

thanks steve Yeah i learned to make sure the Sod is a good batch, ill show you guys pictures what a bad batch of sod looks like tomorrow, all the sod i installed Died, main suspect is Bacteria i will have to replace the whole thing but no biggie its an amazing looking plot of land :)

Steve
05-05-2011, 05:13 PM
How quickly did it die and where do you suspect the bacteria came from? Also, what's your view on why you suspect that?

cruzgardening
05-06-2011, 01:22 AM
How quickly did it die and where do you suspect the bacteria came from? Also, what's your view on why you suspect that?

well the grass looked amazing the first 2 days but by the third day it started to die off we watered prepared the soil and did everything like we always do then when i went yesterday i noticed no roots had even appeared at all on the bottom so i realized the sod had started to metabolize without me even knowing it when it was on the pallet, this usually only happens when the sod is not fresh and i confirmed it today because no root growth has happened even though we had some root hormone spread underneath it when it was installed... PITA will replace it this Sat :)

Steve
05-06-2011, 01:46 PM
is there any way to see if the sod is going to be healthy enough or fresh enough for install, before you purchase it?