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.

Neighborhood group pricing???


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 03-29-2013, 08:34 PM
msandlin80 msandlin80 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Hampstead, NC
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 3
msandlin80 is on a distinguished road
Default Neighborhood group pricing???

I started my lawn care business in the middle of last season and managed to pick up 11 accounts. I am strating to get things rolling for this season. I have already picked up a couple of new accounts and one HOA doing common areas.

I recieved a call from one of the board members of the HOA today, and she told me another lawn care company had contacted her about offering a group rate for homeowners in the neighborhood. It would be one rate for 3 or more, reduced rate for 6 or more, and reduced more for 12 plus. She wanted to give me the same chance to offer the reduced group rate when see presents it at there next meeting, since I already have the contract with the HOA. The yards in the neighborhood are for the most part very similar. Most would be my minimum of $35 on their own, under normal circumstanses, but some would be $40 possibly $45. There are a total of 38 yards in the neighborhood and while there are a lot of older retired folks who probably would be happy to pay someone to do their lawn care, there is still several that will do their own yards. I have know idea what the ones using lawn care contractors may be paying now, or what this other guy has to offer.

Has anybody tried anything like this? Do you think this could possibly work or would I just get hosed by the slightly larger yards? I don't want to miss a good opportunity, but I am not sure this is a good opportuniy.

Any advise would be greatly apperciated.

Matt
Coastline Lawn Care
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 03-29-2013, 08:47 PM
Greg'slawnandlandscape Greg'slawnandlandscape is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville north Carolina
Posts: 386
Rep Power: 2
Greg'slawnandlandscape is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I would take it you may get hosed on slightly larger yards but at the same time you will make more on the much smaller lawns. What I would do is group the amount of time it takes to mow all lawns and do an average for money made per hour basically I would group them as one bill or one large account
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-29-2013, 08:49 PM
cuttingedgeron cuttingedgeron is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 3
cuttingedgeron is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by msandlin80 View Post
I started my lawn care business in the middle of last season and managed to pick up 11 accounts. I am strating to get things rolling for this season. I have already picked up a couple of new accounts and one HOA doing common areas.

I recieved a call from one of the board members of the HOA today, and she told me another lawn care company had contacted her about offering a group rate for homeowners in the neighborhood. It would be one rate for 3 or more, reduced rate for 6 or more, and reduced more for 12 plus. She wanted to give me the same chance to offer the reduced group rate when see presents it at there next meeting, since I already have the contract with the HOA. The yards in the neighborhood are for the most part very similar. Most would be my minimum of $35 on their own, under normal circumstanses, but some would be $40 possibly $45. There are a total of 38 yards in the neighborhood and while there are a lot of older retired folks who probably would be happy to pay someone to do their lawn care, there is still several that will do their own yards. I have know idea what the ones using lawn care contractors may be paying now, or what this other guy has to offer.

Has anybody tried anything like this? Do you think this could possibly work or would I just get hosed by the slightly larger yards? I don't want to miss a good opportunity, but I am not sure this is a good opportuniy.

Any advise would be greatly apperciated.

Matt
Coastline Lawn Care
First off, I like your business name.

38 yards in that neighborhood? That is some dough right there. I would offer them a similair deal. Their all grouped together so no issue on getting from point A to point B. Your making money by not traveling a lot.

This is great news for you as well since its only your second year. Thats awesome.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-29-2013, 08:59 PM
msandlin80 msandlin80 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Hampstead, NC
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 3
msandlin80 is on a distinguished road
Default

Let me make sure I am being clear about this. I am not garunteed 38 yards. The offer will be presented to the homeowners for them to accept on a per home/yard basis. I would be charging the homeowner not the HOA. Still may be a good opportunity, just a little scared/concerned. At the same time if nothing else its a learning experience.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-29-2013, 09:12 PM
cuttingedgeron cuttingedgeron is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 3
cuttingedgeron is on a distinguished road
Default

Whether its 5, 10 or more yards. Go for it. It's a great deal since their in one central location. Go just below your rate depending on how many want to sign up under you.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-01-2013, 11:50 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,679
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
It would be one rate for 3 or more, reduced rate for 6 or more, and reduced more for 12 plus. She wanted to give me the same chance to offer the reduced group rate when see presents it at there next meeting
What kind of reduced rates are they looking for, for the 3 or 6 or 12 plus? And how will they help you line those customers up for those reduced rates?

Furthermore, how much do you feel it would save you if you had these lawns closer together like this, per lawn?
__________________
- 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

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
Neighborhood Takeover Meauxmoney Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 23 03-07-2013 09:06 AM
Good Idea to Price by Neighborhood? thealexsmith General Business Discussions 6 02-22-2011 04:01 PM
Help on Neighborhood Bid DillonB92 General Business Discussions 9 01-22-2011 04:47 AM
Neighborhood yard sale marketing idea Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 02-06-2008 07:23 AM
coming to a neighborhood near you! grounded Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 7 08-30-2007 07:31 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello from Md
homey
Yesterday 06:55 PM
Yesterday 06:55 PM
by homey
0 38
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
Yesterday 05:07 PM
Yesterday 06:08 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 60
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
Yesterday 05:09 PM
by Chilehead
28 8,850
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
Yesterday 04:59 PM
by Chilehead
3 160
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
Yesterday 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 2,882
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
12-16-2014 11:08 PM
Yesterday 01:09 PM
by Steve
1 82
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
Yesterday 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 6,020
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
Yesterday 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,227
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
12-15-2014 10:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
188 16,394
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 226
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 226
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 292
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 203
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 722
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 740
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 217
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 3,956
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 320
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,275
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 556
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 400
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
12-09-2014 06:24 PM
by Steve
36 9,707
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 819
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 364
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 363
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,055
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,620
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 885
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,189
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
by stevef1201
15 1,363
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 530
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 604
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,145
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 776
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,141
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 1,794
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 630
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,355
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 563
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
12-02-2014 11:11 PM
by SGL1
11 9,428
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
12-02-2014 02:17 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 1,408
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
12-02-2014 08:47 AM
by SGL1
6 1,429
old contracts
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 11:10 AM
12-01-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
3 650
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
12-01-2014 10:54 AM
by Steve
9 1,194
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
12-01-2014 10:45 AM
by Steve
32 15,095
Intuit Quickbooks...
CDLAWNCARE
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
0 544
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
11-28-2014 01:36 PM
by Just Cuts
1,196 355,315
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
11-28-2014 10:49 AM
by Steve
13 2,230
Happy Thanksgiving!
Steve
11-27-2014 09:48 AM
11-27-2014 09:48 AM
by Steve
0 598
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-26-2014 09:23 PM
by stevef1201
5 951
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger bid billy goat brushcutter bush christmas commercial decorating deliquentaccounts demonstration ditches employee problems ferris first truck foreman georgia gopherhaul grass hiring how much to charge how to hydraulic installation introduction john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo managing a lawn care business marketing mowing mulch mulch price new business ordinance patio install per hour charge podcast profit on employee reo savannah scag v-ride shell snow plowing starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business steep lawns steve sulky theft toro tractor auger trailer mate pro tree walk behind wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 AM.

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