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.

Needs some advice Topping of Trees


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 09-26-2009, 11:19 AM
fldodger's Avatar
fldodger fldodger is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 6
fldodger is on a distinguished road
Default Needs some advice Topping of Trees

Need some advice from the pros, how much do I charge?

I have 2 trees ( or Bushes) The guy whats topped off.



He wants them 7-8 feet tall, Branches are not thick largest maybe 4-5 inches. Removal it taking them to the curb for bulk pick up. Limbs do have to be no longer than 4 feet.

Any ideas.
Thanks to all
Attached Images
File Type: gif cuttop off.gif (146.9 KB, 13 views)

Last edited by fldodger; 09-26-2009 at 11:22 AM.
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 09-26-2009, 07:18 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,979
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Is this something you could just lop off with a chain saw?

Maybe Andy would have some thoughts on this too.
__________________
- 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
  #3  
Old 09-26-2009, 07:29 PM
Wayne909
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Myself would price it no lower then $120 per tree. 2 hour job for $240 is not bad. You still have to labor after topping it since they have to be 4 ft for pick up. It sure will make their house look a lot better that's for sure.

Keep in mind that's what i would price it at here in KY and not sure where your from.


P.S: If I'm correct those are 18-19 footers, and your taking off 10-11ft of it. That's if the very top is not tree's in the background.

Last edited by Wayne909; 09-26-2009 at 07:31 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-26-2009, 07:40 PM
fldodger's Avatar
fldodger fldodger is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 6
fldodger is on a distinguished road
Default

I can not get a full size chain saw in there. Maybe a Pole trimmer ( Gas of course).

Wayne909 you are correct. 10-11 feet off,

I was thinking 300 for each tree. Let see what other say. I have month.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-26-2009, 11:31 PM
FloridaBoy's Avatar
FloridaBoy FloridaBoy is offline
FloridaBoy
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Age: 40
Posts: 154
Rep Power: 6
FloridaBoy is on a distinguished road
Default

wow, if you can get $300 per tree, jump all over that.

are they an existing customer? sometimes you should take care of those people better than non clients.

I have a customer that has a huge oak tree, roughly 100 to 130 feet tall, same around, with a trunk that is about 12 feet around cut down, hauled away for $1100.

I see you are south of me, your price seems a little high, i don't see prices being that much different, but i could be wrong.

Like i said though, if people want to pay it, more power to you.

Hope you get the job for that, thats some quick, easy money.
__________________
Welcome Advise, Incourage comments, and never stop Cutting. Geoff<img src="http://www.gopherforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1595&d=1253928284">
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-27-2009, 08:34 AM
fldodger's Avatar
fldodger fldodger is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 6
fldodger is on a distinguished road
Default

What would recommend?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-27-2009, 10:45 AM
Wayne909
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I would think if you price that job at $600 they would laugh you off the lot(they would here).

I'm guessing you don't use a bucket truck of any kind? If you wont to push your luck, the highest you could possibly ask is around $180 each(might get lucky at 400 for both). Your not doing the clean up, so the city is booting the bill for that (which is shocking in its self).

Anyway you can always price little high to give you play room to come down.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-27-2009, 11:43 AM
FloridaBoy's Avatar
FloridaBoy FloridaBoy is offline
FloridaBoy
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Age: 40
Posts: 154
Rep Power: 6
FloridaBoy is on a distinguished road
Default

I am with Wayne on this one, I was personally thinking $100to $125 per tree. You could try for a little more if you know the people and think they would haggle a little bit.

Thats a touchy area to deal with, i have customers that would take a high amount and just say no thank you, and not allow me to come down, and i am out of the work.
__________________
Welcome Advise, Incourage comments, and never stop Cutting. Geoff<img src="http://www.gopherforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1595&d=1253928284">
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-27-2009, 07:48 PM
Little's's Avatar
Little's Little's is offline
Brandon
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shasta Lake CA.
Posts: 814
Rep Power: 8
Little's is on a distinguished road
Default

You would be doing good if you can get it done in 4 hours. I would bid it at about 400 to 500 bucks. I always try to get about $100 per hour when doing trees, which is about 1/2 my business. I would use a top handle saw, about 12" bar and climb up inside and start cutting. Have a guy on the ground grabbing and slicing into smaller pieces and stacking. That is the method I would go with. I know from experience that those trees are a little bigger and fuller than the look in the picture. Good luck.
__________________
Northern California
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-27-2009, 10:57 PM
fldodger's Avatar
fldodger fldodger is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 6
fldodger is on a distinguished road
Default

That is my problem no bucket truck and limbs are to thin to climb on. I will try and get a picture inside the tree. At the same time I will show how much debris I have removed from other parts of yard. I have it piled on the side of the road for bulk pick up.
I trimmed 2 Palm Trees one is in the picture. ( Cut bottom limbs to make it 3-9 o'clock canopy) Plus remove some ( not sure what you call them) Branches with little berries on them.
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
Pointy Trees Chollie2 Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 5 04-08-2009 07:39 AM
palm trees toxicweirdo Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 20 01-25-2009 12:22 AM
Palm trees looksgoodlawncare Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 3 12-04-2007 09:33 PM
Banning of certain trees Steve Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 1 01-17-2007 10:04 AM
Is there money in trees? Steve General Business Discussions 1 12-04-2006 09:23 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
Today 07:49 AM
by jrs.landscaping
51 11,702
rock salt
Bradcook21
02-24-2015 11:17 AM
Today 06:54 AM
by jrs.landscaping
15 344
stubbon people
Bradcook21
02-16-2015 04:25 PM
Yesterday 07:42 PM
by SC93
32 1,093
price for snow clearing?
Bradcook21
02-25-2015 09:11 PM
Yesterday 04:01 PM
by Bradcook21
3 114
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 01:31 PM
Yesterday 03:43 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,679
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
Yesterday 02:54 PM
by Steve
5 477
Ugliest lawn contest
Steve
02-23-2015 04:17 PM
Yesterday 02:51 PM
by Steve
2 238
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
Yesterday 01:06 AM
Yesterday 02:41 PM
by Steve
1 73
Another website update
Chilehead
Yesterday 11:24 AM
Yesterday 12:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 72
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
Yesterday 02:44 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 683
New Lawn Care Service...
rlclawncare123
Yesterday 12:49 AM
Yesterday 02:24 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 78
Finally!
SGL1
02-22-2015 09:46 PM
02-25-2015 10:15 PM
by SGL1
13 417
leaf removal.. mulching...
facework84
08-05-2011 03:26 PM
02-25-2015 08:07 PM
by Steve
5 2,760
How many customers?
SC93
02-25-2015 12:40 AM
02-25-2015 04:59 PM
by SC93
5 198
Irrigation...
charlieallen
02-24-2015 01:16 PM
02-25-2015 02:58 PM
by Steve
6 197
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
02-25-2015 12:46 AM
by SC93
33 2,750
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 01:41 AM
02-24-2015 08:32 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 453
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 02:30 AM
02-24-2015 07:12 PM
by homey
10 609
2nd year advice anyone
Bradcook21
02-18-2015 07:00 PM
02-24-2015 05:15 PM
by Bradcook21
14 593
need help
lawnexpers115
02-23-2015 05:36 PM
02-24-2015 02:49 PM
by Steve
3 238
Hello People
nativikee
02-23-2015 07:17 PM
02-24-2015 02:43 PM
by Steve
4 238
New member
qua ke zik 001
02-23-2015 11:24 AM
02-23-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 199
New Video
Sprinkler Buddy
02-22-2015 09:18 PM
02-23-2015 03:19 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 230
need help with SCAG...
apmAkron
02-23-2015 09:14 AM
02-23-2015 01:57 PM
by apmAkron
3 225
which degrees would be...
BLAZIER-1991
02-20-2015 04:46 PM
02-23-2015 01:47 PM
by Steve
9 383
Trouble logging in
avetslawncare
02-21-2015 02:06 PM
02-23-2015 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 430
John Deere Quik Track...
acrajchel
02-20-2015 03:12 PM
02-23-2015 01:40 PM
by Steve
1 258
Trimming and...
joshlawncare
02-15-2015 02:04 PM
02-22-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
5 589
where can i post this
zippy-phil
02-17-2015 07:58 PM
02-20-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
7 475
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
02-19-2015 04:43 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
29 2,596
Thumbs up or down?
lawnman1959
02-18-2015 11:40 AM
02-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Chilehead
3 388
Am I growing too fast?
Mattcrump
08-04-2011 11:54 PM
02-19-2015 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 5,176
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
02-19-2015 12:31 PM
by Steve
1,215 371,400
How to obtain more...
winkie61
02-17-2015 08:31 AM
02-19-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
3 484
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
02-19-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
16 1,428
How to sell annual...
GroPro
02-17-2015 12:31 PM
02-18-2015 01:46 PM
by GroPro
5 475
FREE Custom Website...
breadcrumb
01-31-2015 10:58 PM
02-18-2015 01:32 PM
by Steve
5 1,075
Taking a step back
Billy Goat
02-16-2015 07:37 AM
02-18-2015 01:17 PM
by Chilehead
9 560
Employees
stevej
02-17-2015 05:25 PM
02-18-2015 12:47 PM
by Mr. Mow
1 377
Landscapers from hell!!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 03:55 PM
02-17-2015 07:48 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 981
Cannot access your Itune...
winkie61
02-17-2015 10:00 AM
02-17-2015 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 332
Advertising on internet...
Sprinkler Buddy
02-13-2015 01:22 PM
02-17-2015 01:00 PM
by Steve
9 629
new to this forum
NIP'N'TUK
02-14-2015 07:54 PM
02-16-2015 10:03 PM
by Steve
2 464
Advice on bidding 20...
sleepydunn
02-15-2015 07:38 PM
02-16-2015 09:59 PM
by Steve
4 566
New to me mower
xandrew245x
04-27-2014 08:02 PM
02-16-2015 09:48 PM
by Steve
8 1,365
mower blades
tlf59263
02-09-2015 12:36 PM
02-16-2015 05:16 PM
by Just for Cuts
8 793
Just Quit?
ringahding1
01-30-2015 06:23 AM
02-16-2015 02:16 PM
by joshlawncare
18 1,464
Advice on Bidding...
veteranlawnservice
02-08-2015 09:21 PM
02-16-2015 12:14 PM
by joshlawncare
18 1,172
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
02-16-2015 09:51 AM
by rmccutchan
20 1,546
To Mulch OR Not To Mulch
OldSalt
02-12-2015 10:04 PM
02-15-2015 01:25 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 782
» Popular Tags
2wd 4wd apartment complex bark blades blowout bob villa collections commercial demonstration edging employee problems facebook ferris first truck flyers free advertising gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring how to hydraulic landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration 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 website marketing more customers business mr dave new mower ordinance past due patio install per hour charge podcast profit on employee push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization sell the vision seo shreaded small engine repair sq ft square foot sulky tractor auger trailer mate pro trimmer rack truck new used landscape walk behind web design website won't return wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 AM.

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