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.

Mulch 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
  #1  
Old 01-31-2010, 11:06 AM
aference1 aference1 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 7
aference1 is on a distinguished road
Default Mulch Help

How much should I charge to lay 12 cubic yards of mulch? I pay 23 dollars a yard from supplier. Do charge seperate for delivery? Any reply will help
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 01-31-2010, 01:14 PM
FloridaBoy's Avatar
FloridaBoy FloridaBoy is offline
FloridaBoy
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Age: 41
Posts: 154
Rep Power: 7
FloridaBoy is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
How do you charge to do any other work?

By the hour?

By the job?

I charge by the yard for mulch, if that is the only job i am doing for client much more profitable.

I can lay on average 6 yards an hour.............

These would be my rates following the above info-

$45 an hour * 1/2 to 3/4 hr charge for pickup and delivery, 2hrs to lay mulch= $115.00
or
Flat rate of $47.00 per yard * 12x$47= $564-your cost $276= $288

Which would you rather make? $115 or $288

I am sure its obvious, but i charge by the yard, haha.
__________________
Welcome Advise, Incourage comments, and never stop Cutting. Geoff<img src="http://www.gopherforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1595&d=1253928284">
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-31-2010, 10:30 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I charge by the yard for mulch, if that is the only job i am doing for client much more profitable.
How does it effect your pricing if the customer has you do other work as well?

Also if you are charging a flat rate per mulch yard, does that include delivery? When do you find it's better to deliver it yourself versus have the supplier deliver it?
__________________
- 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Mulch help!!! usmcman001 Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 8 04-24-2009 09:05 PM
Mulch Job Estimates MLuciano Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 1 07-11-2008 08:47 PM
mulch tomcat172002 General Talk 3 03-11-2008 07:37 PM
mulch EARLY BIRD MOWING/LANDSCAPING General Business Discussions 10 01-12-2008 06:30 PM
cocoa mulch anyone ? procutlawncare Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 8 11-16-2007 09:57 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
Yesterday 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 65
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 99
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 05:46 PM
by Freshcut
2 95
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 97
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 294
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,713
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 238
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 237
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,438
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 309
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 268
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 217
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 299
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 199
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,325
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 12,975
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 391
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,310
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,098
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,266
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:20 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:20 AM.

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