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.

First commercial job  NEED HELP


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
  #41  
Old 11-16-2007, 09:47 PM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

i would sub some of the pressure washing and street sweeping etc. do what you do best. You dont want to get every job get the ones that can make you money. As far as the retention pond forget it. How much is getting stuck buy a discarded needle worrth? You fall or reach down and get stuck forget that. Sometimes you just need to say no
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


  #42  
Old 11-28-2007, 12:47 AM
A.P.L.S
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

just got back on here.... i ended up taking all the work and i got it knocked out in a week and a half.
The parking lots actually stay cleaner than i thought so 3 times a week i spend 30 min on it and its done.
Again i thank you all for your help, most of my residential accounts cancled or want bi weekly price so this commercial helps feed us till next year.

Only problem i have ran into is finding good workers everyone likes to try to find a way to screw ya over or half *** it. cant trust anyone to do a good job so i have to babysit all the #### time and if i have to be there to watch them insted of doing another job why not just do it all myself? ive gone through like 8 guys in a week all who wanted something for nothing. where do you find good people. And its not a money issue i pay decent, better than alot around here.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 11-28-2007, 01:44 AM
pnplawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (A.P.L.S @ Nov. 28 2007,1:47)]just got back on here.... i ended up taking all the work and i got it knocked out in a week and a half.
The parking lots actually stay cleaner than i thought so 3 times a week i spend 30 min on it and its done.
Again i thank you all for your help, most of my residential accounts cancled or want bi weekly price so this commercial helps feed us till next year.

Only problem i have ran into is finding good workers everyone likes to try to find a way to screw ya over or half *** it. cant trust anyone to do a good job so i have to babysit all the #### time and if i have to be there to watch them insted of doing another job why not just do it all myself? ive gone through like 8 guys in a week all who wanted something for nothing. where do you find good people. And its not a money issue i pay decent, better than alot around here.
Didnt you say you were around the orlando area? Im thinking about coming there to live next week. Need any help untill I can get going next spring?
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 11-28-2007, 07:29 PM
A.P.L.S
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I hope you do come down i could use someone to cut that property in ORL, Im actually form Palm Bay which is like 45 min away from ORL. I wish i had enough work to bring someone on full time but im slow right now so i only hire part time guys.

Lol now the guy wants some fence put up like 1000' of it. Good money but again i dont know what to charge on fence. its 6ft chainlink. Then after that he wants a bunch of tree work done($2-3k worth of it) So this guy will pay the bills till next year when all my advertising comes out.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 11-28-2007, 08:44 PM
pnplawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (A.P.L.S @ Nov. 28 2007,8:29)]I hope you do come down i could use someone to cut that property in ORL, Im actually form Palm Bay which is like 45 min away from ORL. I wish i had enough work to bring someone on full time but im slow right now so i only hire part time guys.

Lol now the guy wants some fence put up like 1000' of it. Good money but again i dont know what to charge on fence. its 6ft chainlink. Then after that he wants a bunch of tree work done($2-3k worth of it) So this guy will pay the bills till next year when all my advertising comes out.
pm me wioth your phone number. I also have tractor and auger for the fence post.
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 11-28-2007, 09:20 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,567
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Rodman,


For others reading this, how would you suggest pricing on fence installation?
__________________
- 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
  #47  
Old 12-03-2007, 10:57 AM
pnplawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

1000 - 6' x 9 galv chain link....................... @ 2.30 2300.00
1000 - 1 5/8" SS15 sw. galv rail.................... @ 0.99 990.00
99 - 2 1/2" x 8.50' SS15 galv line posts.......... @ 11.48 1136.52
495 - 2 1/2" alum tie wire......................... @ 0.05 24.75
500 - 1 5/8" alum tie wire......................... @ 0.05 25.00
99 - 2 1/2" x 1 5/8" alum loop cap................ @ 1.73 171.27
2 - 6' galv tension bar.......................... @ 1.53 3.06
10 - 2 1/2" galv tension band..................... @ 0.20 2.00
2 - 2 1/2" galv brace band....................... @ 0.27 0.54
12 - 5/16" x 1 1/4" galv bolt/nut................. @ 0.08 0.96
2 - 1 5/8" galv p.s. rail end cup................ @ 0.73 1.46
4.86 - yards concrete............................... @ 93.50 454.38
Retail: $5109.94 Installation: $2336.97 Total: $7446.90


Now that is if needs to buy everything.
also that does not include any gates.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 12-03-2007, 03:06 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,567
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

WOW Thank you!
__________________
- 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
  #49  
Old 02-26-2008, 04:15 PM
pnplawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

This is the job I was talking about steve.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 02-26-2008, 04:35 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,567
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

OK, I remember now. I think one of the forum members was asking on another post, how long it takes to perform these parking lot services.

Also we are looking forwards to you joining us on skype!
__________________
- 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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
John Deere 667a
acrajchel
08-30-2015 10:00 AM
Yesterday 05:55 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 72
Dane Scag
Steve
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
0 72
24 and 50 acre cemetery...
grassmasterswilson
08-18-2015 10:09 AM
08-26-2015 02:42 PM
by Steve
13 536
Rookie business question...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-05-2015 05:20 PM
08-26-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
3 398
How to clean an old...
rmccutchan
08-16-2015 05:23 PM
08-26-2015 02:31 PM
by Steve
9 409
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
08-26-2015 12:25 PM
by kslawn
19 3,743
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-25-2015 11:31 AM
by acrajchel
9 2,475
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:23 AM
by acrajchel
17 988
ZTR Review
Shark1611
05-31-2012 10:42 PM
08-25-2015 11:16 AM
by acrajchel
8 3,759
Hi Everyone
mmays29
08-25-2015 08:16 AM
08-25-2015 11:15 AM
by Steve
3 118
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
08-25-2015 11:08 AM
by acrajchel
11 1,187
Old Business New Owner
Toyman
06-17-2014 08:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:00 AM
by acrajchel
17 1,575
Hi everyone! We're new...
alltrades
08-22-2015 12:46 PM
08-24-2015 10:41 AM
by Steve
2 167
CAn I get some help with...
rootytalbot
08-11-2015 06:14 PM
08-24-2015 10:36 AM
by Steve
12 509
Hi
Wemowjunction
08-16-2015 08:45 PM
08-20-2015 01:46 PM
by Steve
11 405
Drive cable bad?
SGL1
08-10-2015 11:16 PM
08-20-2015 01:41 PM
by Steve
5 369
Hey there everyone
Cole8999
08-16-2015 04:42 PM
08-18-2015 04:35 PM
by Steve
3 252
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
08-18-2015 11:47 AM
by rmccutchan
7 965
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
08-18-2015 07:59 AM
by rootytalbot
7 388
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-17-2015 04:34 PM
by Steve
1,229 406,065
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
08-16-2015 11:42 PM
by rmccutchan
3 593
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
08-16-2015 11:09 PM
by SC93
16 1,240
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
08-14-2015 11:08 PM
by scaypa
95 11,467
New Biz
kufnerins
08-14-2015 05:52 PM
08-14-2015 08:56 PM
by Steve
1 212
Chemical and Fertilizer...
rmccutchan
08-09-2015 10:36 PM
08-13-2015 11:11 PM
by rmccutchan
6 409
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
08-13-2015 02:10 PM
by rootytalbot
12 2,077
Hello all thinking about...
bernie
08-11-2015 04:28 PM
08-13-2015 10:33 AM
by Steve
8 370
Logo Help Font Color
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:26 PM
08-12-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
4 343
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
08-12-2015 12:30 AM
by Jeff1
20 1,808
My new mower
Chilehead
08-08-2015 09:09 PM
08-11-2015 08:36 PM
by Chilehead
9 514
Thought this was a good...
Just for Cuts
08-06-2015 03:38 PM
08-11-2015 10:54 AM
by Steve
8 514
Plowing pricing
jcurr33
08-08-2015 04:58 PM
08-11-2015 10:51 AM
by Steve
6 473
Should I upgrade my back...
googus
08-07-2015 10:50 AM
08-11-2015 10:44 AM
by googus
7 436
Keeping it clean....
Wolf4dk
08-09-2015 11:31 PM
08-11-2015 06:34 AM
by Chilehead
7 363
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
08-10-2015 09:41 PM
by stallman419
12 2,755
Newbie Saying Hi.
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:22 PM
08-10-2015 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 254
How much do I charge to...
Chris Herrera
08-06-2015 09:30 PM
08-09-2015 11:31 AM
by biglee
2 397
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
08-07-2015 03:26 PM
by Steve
17 1,138
Best commercial contract...
sanlanct
08-04-2015 12:18 PM
08-06-2015 06:20 AM
by sanlanct
2 389
I came across this on a...
rootytalbot
08-02-2015 11:04 AM
08-05-2015 08:17 PM
by SC93
9 627
Help bidding a hedge...
hopolb33
08-02-2015 06:09 PM
08-05-2015 02:07 PM
by Steve
3 431
recycler toro 22"
rvezakis
08-03-2015 12:10 PM
08-04-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 310
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook flyers free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hiring how to hydro increase customers jobs landscape landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due per hour charge plowing pricing profit on employee roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision shell shreaded solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree tree pics up sell employee walk behind 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 02:19 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:19 AM.

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