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Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 05-31-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,741
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
A dollar a foot yes, but I don't add anything...

A dollar a foot yes, but I don't add anything extra for downspouts. That's for a basic one story and then goes up from there. I also take my ladder and climb up to get a general idea of how full the...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-27-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,217
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
Well first of all you need to find out what she...

Well first of all you need to find out what she wants done. There's a big difference between trimming a few bushes and raking out some beds to cleaning gutters and removing trees. Is this something...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-27-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,020
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
Figure up your payroll, your cost for the mulch,...

Figure up your payroll, your cost for the mulch, and then figure what you want to make yourself. Price it right and do it right and something like this could lead to years of work from them. Don't...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-27-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,919
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
Thanks for all the input. I did not win the bid....

Thanks for all the input. I did not win the bid. I was told that they awarded it to the company who had it last year and the guy actually said he doesn't know how the company is making any money. I...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 03-06-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,741
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
Gutter cleaning

What's a good start on pricing gutter cleaning? I'm thinking $1 / foot for a basic one story and then going up from there for 2 or 3 story jobs??
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 02-07-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,079
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
The point of having help is to get done faster so...

The point of having help is to get done faster so you can move on to the next job. So if you're looking at bringing on help then I'd try to add a few more jobs on and then it pays for itself...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-07-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 33,706
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
Take whatever you pay for a scoop and double it....

Take whatever you pay for a scoop and double it. So if you pay $40 for a scoop and it takes you 5 scoops there's $200 so $400 for the job. This is just a rough estimate for a small job. If it's a big...
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-05-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,558
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
Sounds about right. They say they want it pulled...

Sounds about right. They say they want it pulled six inches away from the buildings, away from the tree trunks, etc. which I understand. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.
Forum: Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 02-05-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,558
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
Mulch aeration

I recently picked up a bid sheet for a group of condos. There are 39 condos all grouped together. One of the services to bid on is "aerating of the mulch and replaced if needed twice a year." I am...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-05-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,919
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
Will do. I submitted the bid today. Looks like...

Will do. I submitted the bid today. Looks like there were 5 or 6 others from what I could tell. Should know something in a week or so.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-02-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,467
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
I was a little hesitant at first to ask people...

I was a little hesitant at first to ask people what they had paid in the past but surprisingly have had nothing but positive feedback. I found out it's not what you ask but how you ask it. It really...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-01-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,919
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
Thanks for all the input!! Lots of good stuff!!...

Thanks for all the input!! Lots of good stuff!! With a few of these properties close to 90 miles one way I've grouped them together each day and it looks like just mileage alone will be around 600...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-01-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,919
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
The contract has a specific time for billing as...

The contract has a specific time for billing as well as a specific date that payment is due. And I was wrong. It's actually a federal program that is operated by the individual counties. I guess my...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-31-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,919
Posted By GROUNDHAWG
Commercial Bidding

I am bidding on my first big commercial job. It's a state funded day care with a total of 32 properties. They all vary in size with some being small enough that they will only need trimming around...
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