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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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3331'21.13" N 8647'51.37"

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Sorry,took a while to get picture. This what im working with so far. There are 20 boxwoods shrubs against building on the side where the 18 wheeler trailers are. There are 6 boxwoods against building in front too. How much i should charge now for grass,edging, blowing, and trimming lot with out timming shrubs and crape myrtles...

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None of those links or attachments worked. Can you try attaching the jpg image instead of linking to it in your email as you did in the previous post?
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Finally! I figured out how to post pics. I posted the property im bidding on and its my first commercial bid. Its kicking my butt coming up with the right figures. Lets say i bid $275 a cut weekly or $350 biweekly.. Should those prices included trimming the 26 boxwoods when needed or should that be a separate charge. Also, are those good prices to charge?
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I measured it myself. My father and I only run the business.
Grass area 1:30, shrubs 2:00, trimming 30 min, edging 15 min, blowing 15 min and crap myrtles pruning 3 hrs.
So total here we have (1:30) + (2:00) + (:30) + (:15) + (:15) = 4:30 per visit? I am guessing you are not going to trim the crap myrtles everytime?

So if it were 4 and a half hours times $45 per hour that would = $202.5 per visit?

Plus what ever else additional services you are going to perform on the job?

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Should those prices included trimming the 26 boxwoods when needed or should that be a separate charge.
Does the customer want them trimmed? If so, how often?
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You should not need to do shrubs every visit. You should bill that separate as you do it, give them a price for that separate from the normal maintenance stuff that you will do every week. Edging is usually a one time thing also, then its nothing to maintain it for the season. So edging & shrub trimming, give them a separate price for that. My guess is that they will not go with you at almost $300 a week.
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@ STEVE.. that was a price i eyeballed the property at weekly.. I am new to this so i may be off with price. I know now to charge separately for certain jobs. Now im working with what should i charge an hour. I started off at $45 an hour. Im thinking more of $60 an hour now because i want to make money but be fair tp customer. What do you think? I have the lawn calculators and the part where how much % company and % I make is confusing me. I will be speaking with the customer to see exactly do he want weekly or biweekly service.

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I started off at $45 an hour. Im thinking more of $60 an hour now because i want to make money but be fair tp customer. What do you think?
I think ultimately your goal is to maximize the price you can get from the customer. If the customer will pay $45 an hour, and you are comfortable with that, great, go with it. If they will pay $60 an hour, that's even better for you and you should go with that.

You need to make sure your time estimate is as close as possible to how long it will really take you. You also need to know your overhead costs and the % profit you want to make.

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