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Old 05-04-2010, 01:19 AM
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This is my first customer in an upscale neighborhood and biggest job. they just bought the home and need to get the property up to par. How much would you bid on shaping and lowering the shrubs? how much would you bid on trimming the large bushy trees to a piont? also, cutting 890 sqft of grass and trimming 1078 ft? i have a 21 inch honda commmercial mower.. please help!!!!
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This is my first customer in an upscale neighborhood and biggest job. they just bought the home and need to get the property up to par. How much would you bid on shaping and lowering the shrubs? how much would you bid on trimming the large bushy trees to a piont? also, cutting 890 sqft of grass and trimming 1078 ft? i have a 21 inch honda commmercial mower.. please help!!!!
Not sure what your hourly rate is so trimming the shrubs max 3 hours for us, if the house was on route mowing and trimming would be $35. as it's pretty small, if off route although we are not taking mowing accounts $40.00
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they just bought the home and need to get the property up to par. How much would you bid on shaping and lowering the shrubs? how much would you bid on trimming the large bushy trees to a piont?
How long do you think each of these jobs would take you?
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How long do you think each of these jobs would take you?
Im a one man crew so it may take me 4 to 5 hour because there are 5 more strub and 5 trees to trim thats not in the picture.
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Can you multiply that by your hourly fee and bid that price?

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thanks STEVE... Usually I eyeball jobs and come up with a price.. I never went by an hourly rate. The customer really want everything cut back and lower. Basically more than just a trim on everything... How does 55 to 65 dollars an hour sounds to you? Also, should I charge for haulinf off?
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where i'm at I would charge 30 to mow and trim the lawn.

120 to shape and haul off the shrubs you have in the pictures.

if you have to do more trimming and hauling off, I would charge a whole day's worth of work. I do charge a disposal fee because it takes time to do it so I charge for it.

55 to 65 an hour sounds high to me if you will be using a push mower and hand tools. That's typically what you would charge with Z turn mowers and power tools.

Based on what you have said I would charge around $280-$300 for the job.

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where i'm at I would charge 30 to mow and trim the lawn.

120 to shape and haul off the shrubs you have in the pictures.

if you have to do more trimming and hauling off, I would charge a whole day's worth of work. I do charge a disposal fee because it takes time to do it so I charge for it.

55 to 65 an hour sounds high to me if you will be using a push mower and hand tools. That's typically what you would charge with Z turn mowers and power tools.

Based on what you have said I would charge around $280-$300 for the job.

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I do charge a disposal fee because it takes time to do it so I charge for it.
What do you base your disposal fee on? Do you have a place in your area you can dump for free or do you get charged as well?

Can you offer the customer a choice of leaving it bagged on the curb with no extra disposal fee for the garbage truck to take away?
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I charge a minimum fee of $35 for disposal because of the time it takes me to go to dump and the place charges $10 per trailer load to dump.

So if it's something small like a small pile of tree limbs, I can charge the $35 and it takes me a couple of minutes to dump plus the drive. Now if its more like a trailer full of branches and debri then I tend to charge $55 because it takes longer to dump it. I don't have a dump trailer so i have to unload by hand.

If they say they can get rid of it themselves or I can leave it in a pile, then I don't charge them a disposal fee. I only charge for the time spent there.

You end up making more money when you have small cleanup jobs and you charge each the $35 minimum disposal fee. Then you fill your trailer and go dump. By this time there have been times when I have charged up to $140 for disposal because I did 4 small clean up jobs. So instead of charging the $55 for the trailer load, I accumulated $140 for the same amount of work.

as far as mowing and hauling away clippings goes: If they want me to bag, I charge more but if they want me to bag and leave the clippings with them then I usually deduct $1-2 for not having to haul it away. If I already have grass to haul away in the truck, then adding more doesn't change much because I already have to go dump either way.
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