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.

Pricing suggestions


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 03-23-2011, 04:23 PM
Sabina Lawn Care Sabina Lawn Care is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sabina Ohio
Posts: 23
Rep Power: 5
Sabina Lawn Care is on a distinguished road
Default Pricing suggestions

Needing a little help.. Pricing a lot with a mobile home small patio and small storage shed on it.. Flat. Maybe 10 minutes to push mow... about the same for the zero turn by the time i unload and load... 10 minutes on the weedeater.. Has the potential to maybe attract several more lots on the same street... Not real sure how to price this because it is so small.. 25'x70'.
Don't want to price myself out of a job.. But dont want to cut the next guy either.. Thanks
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 03-23-2011, 04:36 PM
wellbiz wellbiz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 6
wellbiz is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sabina Lawn Care View Post
Needing a little help.. Pricing a lot with a mobile home small patio and small storage shed on it.. Flat. Maybe 10 minutes to push mow... about the same for the zero turn by the time i unload and load... 10 minutes on the weedeater.. Has the potential to maybe attract several more lots on the same street... Not real sure how to price this because it is so small.. 25'x70'.
Don't want to price myself out of a job.. But dont want to cut the next guy either.. Thanks
Good question. I personally have a $25 minimum, but in your case it will depend on your hourly rate.

I would take the time you think it will take to service the account and multiply by what your company needs to make per hour to stay in biz, cover overhead, your salary etc. Not to mention any travel time.

In other words if you hourly rate is $60 and you think it will take 25 minutes total, you might charge $25

Jay
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-23-2011, 05:49 PM
Sabina Lawn Care Sabina Lawn Care is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sabina Ohio
Posts: 23
Rep Power: 5
Sabina Lawn Care is on a distinguished road
Default

thanks... i appreciate the info
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-24-2011, 04:24 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,566
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Good question. I personally have a $25 minimum, but in your case it will depend on your hourly rate.
Can you give us your viewpoint on why a lawn care business should have a minimum rate regardless of how small the property is.

Also, in such situations, do you take into account that you want to get the neighbors in the area and would that effect your bid price or should you bid each job on it's own?


Quote:
Needing a little help.. Pricing a lot with a mobile home small patio and small storage shed on it.
Keep us posted on how this goes
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 03-24-2011, 11:00 PM
ToastedToad's Avatar
ToastedToad ToastedToad is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pac NW
Posts: 64
Rep Power: 5
ToastedToad is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a similar estimate tomorrow. RV park, very small. Haven't seen it yet though. I have a job near it so I can do it on the same day and not waste any fuel getting there. Not sure how I'm going to bid it either. Might talk to the property owner and see what they have in mind to pay and go from there.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-25-2011, 07:57 AM
winkie61 winkie61 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fayetteville,NC
Posts: 54
Rep Power: 6
winkie61 is on a distinguished road
Default

You could set a minimum of 35.00 I personally have a minimum of 50.00 for bi-weekly customers and 35.00 for weekly customers. In my area you have to be flexible to provide weekly and bi-weekly services because the majority of my clients prefer bi-weekly. However, you must have some idea of what you want to make per hr. and charge accordingly. You can charge a 1.00 per minute and on the other hand if you want to get all the yards on that street or neighborhood you could give a discounted price for all the yards because they are all right there. You burn less gas and time for travel which will save on your expenses.
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
Any Suggestions???!!! rdlawncare Starting a lawn care business. 11 03-01-2009 04:57 PM
Need some feedback and suggestions TigerTime Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 4 06-09-2007 08:33 AM
BBB Suggestions could help you in your marketing Steve General Business Discussions 0 08-08-2006 02:27 PM
i could use some suggestions simon General Business Discussions 3 09-22-2005 05:46 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Dane Scag
Steve
Yesterday 12:29 PM
Yesterday 12:29 PM
by Steve
0 40
24 and 50 acre cemetery...
grassmasterswilson
08-18-2015 10:09 AM
08-26-2015 02:42 PM
by Steve
13 442
Rookie business question...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-05-2015 05:20 PM
08-26-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
3 355
How to clean an old...
rmccutchan
08-16-2015 05:23 PM
08-26-2015 02:31 PM
by Steve
9 353
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
08-26-2015 12:25 PM
by kslawn
19 3,657
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-25-2015 11:31 AM
by acrajchel
9 2,419
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:23 AM
by acrajchel
17 922
ZTR Review
Shark1611
05-31-2012 10:42 PM
08-25-2015 11:16 AM
by acrajchel
8 3,701
Hi Everyone
mmays29
08-25-2015 08:16 AM
08-25-2015 11:15 AM
by Steve
3 86
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
08-25-2015 11:08 AM
by acrajchel
11 1,117
Old Business New Owner
Toyman
06-17-2014 08:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:00 AM
by acrajchel
17 1,524
Hi everyone! We're new...
alltrades
08-22-2015 12:46 PM
08-24-2015 10:41 AM
by Steve
2 139
CAn I get some help with...
rootytalbot
08-11-2015 06:14 PM
08-24-2015 10:36 AM
by Steve
12 450
Hi
Wemowjunction
08-16-2015 08:45 PM
08-20-2015 01:46 PM
by Steve
11 355
Drive cable bad?
SGL1
08-10-2015 11:16 PM
08-20-2015 01:41 PM
by Steve
5 318
Hey there everyone
Cole8999
08-16-2015 04:42 PM
08-18-2015 04:35 PM
by Steve
3 215
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
08-18-2015 11:47 AM
by rmccutchan
7 919
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
08-18-2015 07:59 AM
by rootytalbot
7 339
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-17-2015 04:34 PM
by Steve
1,229 405,728
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
08-16-2015 11:42 PM
by rmccutchan
3 553
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
08-16-2015 11:09 PM
by SC93
16 1,195
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
08-14-2015 11:08 PM
by scaypa
95 11,363
New Biz
kufnerins
08-14-2015 05:52 PM
08-14-2015 08:56 PM
by Steve
1 186
Chemical and Fertilizer...
rmccutchan
08-09-2015 10:36 PM
08-13-2015 11:11 PM
by rmccutchan
6 363
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
08-13-2015 02:10 PM
by rootytalbot
12 2,023
Hello all thinking about...
bernie
08-11-2015 04:28 PM
08-13-2015 10:33 AM
by Steve
8 329
Logo Help Font Color
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:26 PM
08-12-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
4 305
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
08-12-2015 12:30 AM
by Jeff1
20 1,746
My new mower
Chilehead
08-08-2015 09:09 PM
08-11-2015 08:36 PM
by Chilehead
9 465
Thought this was a good...
Just for Cuts
08-06-2015 03:38 PM
08-11-2015 10:54 AM
by Steve
8 462
Plowing pricing
jcurr33
08-08-2015 04:58 PM
08-11-2015 10:51 AM
by Steve
6 425
Should I upgrade my back...
googus
08-07-2015 10:50 AM
08-11-2015 10:44 AM
by googus
7 396
Keeping it clean....
Wolf4dk
08-09-2015 11:31 PM
08-11-2015 06:34 AM
by Chilehead
7 325
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
08-10-2015 09:41 PM
by stallman419
12 2,704
Newbie Saying Hi.
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:22 PM
08-10-2015 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 232
How much do I charge to...
Chris Herrera
08-06-2015 09:30 PM
08-09-2015 11:31 AM
by biglee
2 366
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
08-07-2015 03:26 PM
by Steve
17 1,091
Best commercial contract...
sanlanct
08-04-2015 12:18 PM
08-06-2015 06:20 AM
by sanlanct
2 361
I came across this on a...
rootytalbot
08-02-2015 11:04 AM
08-05-2015 08:17 PM
by SC93
9 601
Help bidding a hedge...
hopolb33
08-02-2015 06:09 PM
08-05-2015 02:07 PM
by Steve
3 401
recycler toro 22"
rvezakis
08-03-2015 12:10 PM
08-04-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 283
Hello Everybody
budspop
07-30-2015 11:42 AM
07-31-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
1 275
» 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 growing a lawn care business hiring how to hydro increase customers 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 per hour service plowing pricing profit on employee roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo 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 07:04 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:04 AM.

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