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.

Fallen Tree


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
  #21  
Old 11-13-2012, 10:31 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,458
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
now i have a little better idea of what im doing on this one..
Would you have liked to price it differently? Or would you the next time a similar job popped up? Or was this price ok?
__________________
- 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

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


  #22  
Old 11-14-2012, 03:31 PM
greenscaper123 greenscaper123 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 72
Rep Power: 3
greenscaper123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Would you have liked to price it differently? Or would you the next time a similar job popped up? Or was this price ok?
yea probably would have gone 600.. price was fine though at 500. I didn't take the stump out so I'm happy with it. i wanted to give the guy a little bit of a discount anyway cause i use to work for him when i was in high school. he throws me work occasionally. he's always referring me to his friends and family (i don't give those people discounts though) and lets me hang fliers and put out business cards in his store, which gets me even more work.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-15-2012, 10:29 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,458
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

With such a job, I do wonder if putting a picture on a flyer and showing what you did then distributing it to the neighbors and say something like 'we just removed this tree from such and such address.' If you need any tree or lawn care please keep us in mind. Maybe include a magnetic business card. Also, maybe putting all this in an envelope and mailing it to surrounding neighbors would help gain more business.
__________________
- 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
  #24  
Old 11-16-2012, 07:39 AM
patrick6411 patrick6411 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 106
Rep Power: 4
patrick6411 is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a tree similar to this one to cut up. We are cutting it up hauling it off and grinding the stump.
  • Cut tree up: 350.00
  • Grind stump: 250.00 (contracted to a company)
  • Load haul and clean up area: 200.00 (I keep the wood, if it is good for heat, this tree is oak so its good)
We will generate 800.00 in income for about 2.5 hours of work I am sending a crew of three to the site. Keep in mind the tree feel on its own due to a water leak, that has been fixed and dried up. The tree is dried out and looks like it fell two months ago. This job is for a foreclosed home that we service for a financial company.
I donít predict that it will take us longer than predicted. We should stay within budget. In my contract the finance company does not allow us to release pictures to anybody except them or I would post a few to show you. One thing we do is take photos of before and after all of these types of jobs, because of the liability.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-16-2012, 07:45 AM
patrick6411 patrick6411 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 106
Rep Power: 4
patrick6411 is on a distinguished road
Default

I forgot to mention that we are also cutting the yard, weed eating and cleaning up the trash on the property. This is not being done until next week or the week after. The property is 1.25 acres. We are also winterizing the property and making it ready for winter. We are also trying to get the pressure washing contract on this property. Basically making it ready for auction. If we do the complete job in addition to the tree, we usually do. This will generate an additional $450.00 in revenue. (Not counting pressure washing)The back yard looks like it has not been cut in a year.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 11-16-2012, 11:35 AM
greenscaper123 greenscaper123 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 72
Rep Power: 3
greenscaper123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
With such a job, I do wonder if putting a picture on a flyer and showing what you did then distributing it to the neighbors and say something like 'we just removed this tree from such and such address.' If you need any tree or lawn care please keep us in mind. Maybe include a magnetic business card. Also, maybe putting all this in an envelope and mailing it to surrounding neighbors would help gain more business.
yea i've seen guys do this before.. not a bad idea at all
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 11-16-2012, 11:40 AM
greenscaper123 greenscaper123 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 72
Rep Power: 3
greenscaper123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by patrick6411 View Post
[*]Grind stump: 250.00 (contracted to a company)
how do you go about contracting out the stumps. i've never sub contracted anything so not entirely sure how it all works. does the customer pay you and then you just keep a percentage? whats a fair price to pay someone to sub it out? does the contracter sign some sort of liability or service agreement with you?
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 11-17-2012, 07:29 AM
patrick6411 patrick6411 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 106
Rep Power: 4
patrick6411 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenscaper123 View Post
how do you go about contracting out the stumps. i've never sub contracted anything so not entirely sure how it all works. does the customer pay you and then you just keep a percentage? whats a fair price to pay someone to sub it out? does the contracter sign some sort of liability or service agreement with you?
Yes the customer pays us. We mark up the services about 25%, sometimes, more or less. The way I sub out is I require them to have insurance. I request a binder made out to my company. (This may not be the name of it. Could be a certificate.)

When I start working with a new company I walk the jobs with them and ask as many questions as possible. My goal is to get to know what they are looking for and what their prices are. This enables me to be able to describe the job to them in detail over the phone in the future.

One thing we never do is tell customers that it will be us doing the extra work; we are honest and tell them that we sub it out. This helps when another company shows up or they show up late.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 11-17-2012, 08:29 AM
HPI_Savage25 HPI_Savage25 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Evans, GA
Posts: 55
Rep Power: 4
HPI_Savage25 is on a distinguished road
Default

The last job I did was no where near that size. Maybe half that size or a 1/4 and I was at $400 for the job. It required two trips to the dump with a 8 yard dump trailer that we filled up. Hour wise it took about 8 hours total.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mowing when leaves have fallen phouse65 Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 45 10-15-2012 11:02 AM
Tree Climbing picframer Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 12 10-12-2010 04:32 AM
Getting into tree care Steve Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 19 07-29-2010 05:44 AM
Tree limbing job justin_time Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 13 09-17-2008 06:23 PM
TREE REMOVAL abryconlawn Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 13 02-22-2008 12:48 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
Today 12:40 PM
Today 12:40 PM
by Steve
0 1
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
Yesterday 09:20 PM
Yesterday 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 45
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
Yesterday 11:28 AM
by Steve
6 1,787
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
Yesterday 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 1,793
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
Yesterday 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 57
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
06-30-2015 07:41 PM
by hammr04
5 1,857
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,710
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 1,806
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
06-29-2015 02:30 PM
by Mr. Mow
11 2,041
Marketing ideas
xandrew245x
04-29-2014 06:35 AM
06-25-2015 07:11 PM
by GreenWorx
34 5,656
Never ending sod jobs
avetslawncare
06-05-2015 09:46 PM
06-25-2015 11:42 AM
by Steve
11 2,286
Weed and Feed Service...
mike94740
06-23-2015 05:50 PM
06-24-2015 09:56 PM
by avetslawncare
2 1,764
Trimming hedges / trees,...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
06-23-2015 07:08 PM
06-24-2015 09:59 AM
by Steve
1 1,759
Hi Everyone from Arkansas
KellyMarie
06-04-2015 04:16 PM
06-23-2015 01:34 PM
by KellyMarie
4 2,036
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
06-23-2015 06:36 AM
by GreenWorx
7 2,263
problems with a customer...
LawnCareMan280
06-16-2015 10:26 PM
06-22-2015 11:11 AM
by Steve
6 2,028
Please review this FREE...
markty
06-21-2015 07:42 AM
06-22-2015 11:00 AM
by Steve
1 1,784
A good commercial bid...
burtle
06-20-2015 09:09 PM
06-22-2015 10:56 AM
by Steve
1 1,845
What would you do with...
holymoly
06-20-2015 06:48 PM
06-22-2015 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 1,781
New Member just joined...
vgoleco@hotmail.com
06-19-2015 03:49 PM
06-22-2015 10:42 AM
by Steve
2 1,821
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 03:04 PM
06-21-2015 07:24 PM
by Chilehead
4 1,910
Blade usage
Wolf4dk
06-16-2015 12:18 AM
06-21-2015 05:35 PM
by kslawn
4 1,925
Hello, I am new to the...
adamslawnservices
06-17-2015 08:06 PM
06-19-2015 10:28 AM
by Steve
3 1,853
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
06-19-2015 10:22 AM
by Steve
4 1,919
First commercial bid
SGL1
06-12-2015 08:57 PM
06-18-2015 05:04 PM
by SGL1
9 2,280
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
06-18-2015 11:02 AM
by Steve
7 1,994
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
06-18-2015 10:46 AM
by Steve
10 2,079
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
06-17-2015 08:38 AM
by burtle
9 3,173
Customer keeps adding...
Mr. Mow
06-13-2015 06:22 AM
06-16-2015 10:23 AM
by Steve
11 2,138
Pass discounts onto...
burnell76
06-03-2015 06:33 PM
06-16-2015 10:02 AM
by burnell76
3 2,015
burned grass only where...
nhauto
06-15-2015 05:28 PM
06-16-2015 09:45 AM
by Steve
2 1,887
Half year mark review.
Steve
06-02-2015 11:24 AM
06-15-2015 01:04 PM
by Steve
18 2,599
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
06-15-2015 01:01 PM
by Steve
86 9,644
New Member
Bruce Fehr
06-05-2015 07:13 PM
06-15-2015 12:53 PM
by Steve
6 2,020
New to the business,...
CarefreeMowing
06-12-2015 02:36 PM
06-15-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
1 1,901
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
06-13-2015 08:48 AM
by holymoly
45 11,979
New to the forum, new to...
CarefreeMowing
06-11-2015 12:35 PM
06-12-2015 10:44 AM
by Steve
2 1,821
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
06-11-2015 10:50 PM
by stallman419
8 2,371
Website Review
Outdoordesignsknox
06-08-2015 08:44 PM
06-11-2015 09:48 PM
by Just for Cuts
13 2,249
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
06-11-2015 10:05 AM
by Steve
8 2,041
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
06-10-2015 01:45 PM
by holymoly
15 2,957
Hello from the GREAT...
gbfarmsllc
06-09-2015 11:10 AM
06-10-2015 01:29 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 1,890
Hey guys and gals, I'm...
Joeyhall
06-03-2015 03:54 PM
06-08-2015 02:15 PM
by chris2500hd
8 2,136
Mowing Bermuda...
Mr. Mow
06-02-2015 12:45 PM
06-08-2015 12:45 PM
by Steve
12 2,289
Hey Guys
PrattLandscaping
06-07-2015 06:37 PM
06-08-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
2 1,905
Share your stolen...
SGL1
05-27-2015 09:05 PM
06-08-2015 11:54 AM
by Steve
25 2,837
Hello there My name is...
zwalk1839
06-04-2015 11:10 PM
06-08-2015 11:52 AM
by Steve
4 2,018
Laid off oil field...
Mr. Mow
05-30-2015 09:03 AM
06-08-2015 06:20 AM
by Mr. Mow
4 2,126
How do you find one time...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
06-02-2015 09:57 PM
06-05-2015 09:49 PM
by avetslawncare
4 2,050
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
06-04-2015 05:24 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 2,351
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa collections commercial curb appeal services demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook foreman free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills how to husqvarna increase customers jobs landscape landscape services landscaping lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour service plowing pricing push versus ride scripts secrets to landscaping shell shreaded small engine repair snow plowing sq ft square foot trailer trailer mate pro tree tree pics trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:45 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:45 PM.

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