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 online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,708
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
Buy new or used?
lxarth
Yesterday 10:50 PM
Today 04:05 PM
by SuperiorPower
1 49
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
12-16-2014 11:08 PM
Today 02:23 PM
by SuperiorPower
13 501
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
Today 01:52 PM
by jrs.landscaping
41 10,174
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
Today 08:52 AM
by stevef1201
3 669
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
Today 01:09 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
191 17,291
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 05:07 PM
Yesterday 10:01 PM
by lxarth
13 520
During Your Down Time
achri12
12-24-2014 03:03 PM
Yesterday 09:15 PM
by Billy Goat
4 160
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
Yesterday 02:24 PM
by Steve
7 166
hey guys!! getting back...
BLAZIER-1991
12-24-2014 10:48 PM
Yesterday 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 91
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
12-24-2014 09:37 PM
by Steve
16 641
What are the top 5 gifts...
Steve
12-23-2014 02:37 PM
12-24-2014 09:25 PM
by Steve
5 178
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
12-23-2014 01:18 PM
by Steve
8 399
Ideas on a large bid
Knaubone
12-21-2014 11:57 AM
12-23-2014 01:10 PM
by Steve
3 241
Landscape maintenance...
Steve
12-22-2014 08:47 PM
12-22-2014 08:47 PM
by Steve
0 153
Georgia Boys!
Chilehead
12-18-2014 10:23 PM
12-22-2014 08:21 PM
by Steve
3 260
Has Obamacare helped or...
Steve
12-18-2014 04:37 PM
12-22-2014 07:53 PM
by Steve
4 287
Stander Vs. Zt
totalscape
12-20-2014 07:57 PM
12-22-2014 06:50 PM
by Chilehead
7 311
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
12-21-2014 12:52 AM
by rmccutchan
31 9,256
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
12-17-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 3,194
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
12-17-2014 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 6,367
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
12-17-2014 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,530
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 472
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 463
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 532
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 426
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 1,021
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 991
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 445
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 4,354
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 558
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,619
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 790
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 665
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 1,088
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 600
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 591
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,611
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,969
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 1,159
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,454
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 1,639
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 796
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 865
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,418
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 1,040
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,429
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 2,052
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 912
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,660
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 782
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 apartment complex bark billy goat brushcutter blades bob villa care charge collections edging employee problems equipment rental estimate foreman four wheel drive gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills holiday how much to charge husqvarna hydraulic jobs labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lighting lighting brass outdoor lights mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness new mower past due per hour service podcast pto push versus ride running a business savannah scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization seo shell shreaded small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting up sell employee won't return wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:52 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:52 PM.

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