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Default Lots of Evergreens

Here is the property, the trees that are there have been almost thinned out to nothing due to road work and a water drain basin installed.
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Default Just from a posting on facebook of a rental I got this install

Description Qty Rate Total
Mini Skid with Auger to make holes - per day 2 300.00 600.00T
Mini Skid operator labor 16 27.50 440.00T
Labor for installing trees. 90 27.50 2,475.00T
Green Giant Arborvitae 6-7 feet 90 207.99 18,719.10T
Mulch- any color delivered and installed cubic yards 20 60.00 1,200.00T
Weed barrier cloth for mulch beds 1 460.00 460.00T
Machine operator for leveling property with soil from site 4 27.50 110.00T
Cubic Yards of Top Soil delivered and installed 12 45.00 540.00T
Grass seed for area as discussed installed 10 58.00 580.00T
Fuel for Mini Skid 25 3.85 96.25
Trees need to be purchased up front and 50 percent down of
remaining balance to secure rentals and material, remaining balance
to be be paid upon completion. Thank you
$27,230.28
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Description Qty Rate Total
Mini Skid with Auger to make holes - per day 2 300.00 600.00T
Mini Skid operator labor 16 27.50 440.00T
Labor for installing trees. 90 27.50 2,475.00T
Green Giant Arborvitae 6-7 feet 90 207.99 18,719.10T
Mulch- any color delivered and installed cubic yards 20 60.00 1,200.00T
Weed barrier cloth for mulch beds 1 460.00 460.00T
Machine operator for leveling property with soil from site 4 27.50 110.00T
Cubic Yards of Top Soil delivered and installed 12 45.00 540.00T
Grass seed for area as discussed installed 10 58.00 580.00T
Fuel for Mini Skid 25 3.85 96.25
Trees need to be purchased up front and 50 percent down of
remaining balance to secure rentals and material, remaining balance
to be be paid upon completion. Thank you
$27,230.28
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Thank You. Looking forward to the task and taking many pics to add to the portfolio... Just need some warm dry weather, its been wet and cold here for too long
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That is brilliant work! Congratulations!

Take pictures and show us what you are doing as you go.

I look forwards to hearing your review of the job when it is over.
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Default My Bid was to high ????

Amazing how a conversation between two people can change when its all on paper. I covered everything he spoke about and explained all that we do. when I sent the quote I didnt hear from him for 2 days. Then I get this response....and no nurseries around here install...

and I was cheaper on the trees then the internet with free shipping...

sometimes ya have to just walk away but politely..



ME: Hello, Just wondering if you had time to look at the estimate and if you had any questions.

Please call anytime


Customer: Yes, your estimate is extremely high. I have speak with nursery, they can do it much cheaper . Thank you for your time.

Email from cell phone.


My response to him....

Hello. I'm sorry you feel it's high. I Costed it out so it would be completed correctly the first time. And that there might be a lower cost in the end. As I mentioned its just an estimate.

If you have 2 other outfits bid the job I'm curious to see if you would agree with there numbers.

Gallivan and Breedlove and brad rose all are excellent at what they do.

Also I'm not sure which nursery you went too. But there not in the installation business and do not have insurance and workers comp for it. Say someone got hurt or even killed on your property and it was a nursery with no insurance for installations. You would lose your home.

I humbly provide this advice to educate you in making the best decision for your home and land.

Best regards

Ps. My phone is always on and we can always discuss anything on the quote if you really want to see how I Job costed the material labor and machines

Thank you.

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He had a dream of improving his property and ask for a lot of work and detail and i put it all on paper and he freaked out, the price for the trees are even cheaper then the internet. the labor is for 3 guys and a machine operator, he is asking for instant success with this install and its 30 man hours x 3, muclh topsoil you see it all, and when it totalled up he just didnt accept it. He went to a nursery and said yeah we can install those trees, and maybe thats all they priced...

I made my email honest and told him I am not upset and want to help him if he has other questions, best I can do, cant get em all
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He had a dream of improving his property and ask for a lot of work and detail and i put it all on paper and he freaked out, the price for the trees are even cheaper then the internet. the labor is for 3 guys and a machine operator, he is asking for instant success with this install and its 30 man hours x 3, muclh topsoil you see it all, and when it totalled up he just didnt accept it. He went to a nursery and said yeah we can install those trees, and maybe thats all they priced...

I made my email honest and told him I am not upset and want to help him if he has other questions, best I can do, cant get em all
I'm sorry that it didn't work out for you.
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He had a dream of improving his property and ask for a lot of work and detail and i put it all on paper and he freaked out, the price for the trees are even cheaper then the internet. the labor is for 3 guys and a machine operator, he is asking for instant success with this install and its 30 man hours x 3, muclh topsoil you see it all, and when it totalled up he just didnt accept it. He went to a nursery and said yeah we can install those trees, and maybe thats all they priced...

I made my email honest and told him I am not upset and want to help him if he has other questions, best I can do, cant get em all
I loved reading your posts and learned a lot! Did the customer say what he went with? Did he say a cost or you never heard back from him?
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