Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job
If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.

Help on new job bid


Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-05-2012, 01:50 PM
corylynn1 corylynn1 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 5
corylynn1 is on a distinguished road
Default Help on new job bid

Omay guys so I got a client ti hire me to remove 2 trees from her yard and now she is talking about putting in a 8x15 concrete patio with steps coming down the middle. I have never done anything like this myself only driveway work. What should I do? Should I go balls deep and figure up the cost then add labor or what Im sorta lost on this one. Any help would be great. this customer is awesome. I just graded a 24x24 area for mini playground. and those trees will pay nice. I just want to make a great job and her to be happy to spread the word. thanks guys all opinions appreciated.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 05-05-2012, 04:12 PM
veteranslawncaresystems veteranslawncaresystems is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: granite city illinois
Posts: 62
Rep Power: 5
veteranslawncaresystems is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Do you think you can handle the porch? When I get called for a job if I do not have the expierence, or dont have a employee with the expierence. I would be honest with the customer. I have told customers I did not have expierence with that type of work and they were happy I was honest with them, rather than wasting their time and money. I have been referenced by customers because of me being honest.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-06-2012, 11:00 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,927
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Could you subcontract it out and watch and maybe help the guys that do it to learn from the experience?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-07-2012, 05:01 AM
corylynn1 corylynn1 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 5
corylynn1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey that is a great idea steve. I am familiar with concrete work just never a patio. How would a guy go about subcontracting this out also how would that effect my bid? Thanks again guys. By the way I am always honest with my customers that is what i pride my company on. I definitely have no intentions to pretend tbat i am a patio guru.lol in fact she knows I am just taking this business off the ground.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-07-2012, 09:10 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,927
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do you know any local landscapers that also do hardscapes? Or even a mason? If you do, that size concrete patio, shouldn't be tough at all.

You could call them to bid on in and then just pass that cost onto the customer or just have the customer pay them. This being your first time, you can really learn a lot from the experience and once you see how it is done, you could do it yourself in the future.

Make sure you take some before, during and after pics for your marketing material because you just may want to promote this later.

Keep us posted.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bid, concrete patio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
Yesterday 02:33 PM
Today 11:00 AM
by Steve
1 25
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
Yesterday 11:52 AM
Today 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 27
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
Yesterday 02:45 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
13 5,202
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 113
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 142
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 130
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 120
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 321
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,762
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 289
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 264
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,473
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 340
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 290
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 238
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 318
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 221
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,348
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 13,065
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 408
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,344
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,125
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,293
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy