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.

Commercial Gutter Bid


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 02-27-2011, 10:42 AM
DillonB92's Avatar
DillonB92 DillonB92 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 197
Rep Power: 5
DillonB92 is on a distinguished road
Exclamation Commercial Gutter Bid

Have any of you ever cleaned Gutters at a storage building? The manager has asked me to give her an estimate on Cleaning Gutters on our storage building. There are 8 building. I am going to measure them in a few minutes. What is the best way to clean them?
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 02-27-2011, 02:23 PM
DillonB92's Avatar
DillonB92 DillonB92 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 197
Rep Power: 5
DillonB92 is on a distinguished road
Question

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
The total linear feet for these buildings is 4,360. I didn't get to take pictures becasue it started to rain. The Gutters on the building are just like on a house only a little bit deeper. Should i charge a dollar by the linear foot or less?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-27-2011, 02:45 PM
CFD192 CFD192 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 38
Rep Power: 5
CFD192 is on a distinguished road
Default

that is what I would charge... if it seems that they aren't that full, i would maybe charge a little less like half of the price.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-27-2011, 08:17 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,303
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I would think you would want to charge by the linear ft. How much material is in the gutters? Will you have to scoop it out by hand and put it into a bucket or can you clean it out with a hose?
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 02-28-2011, 08:36 PM
DillonB92's Avatar
DillonB92 DillonB92 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 197
Rep Power: 5
DillonB92 is on a distinguished road
Default

well steve i looked at the gutters today. Out of the 4,360 feet only about 1,567.5 feet actually have stuff in them. It will have to be handpicked and put into a bucket.

What should I Charge by the linear foot? it feels like a dollar is to much.
she said she don't know how much the owner will be willing to pay he may just have to get the worst parts done first and the rest later.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-28-2011, 10:34 PM
LawnMoore's Avatar
LawnMoore LawnMoore is offline
Mr. Moore
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Suwannee River Florida
Age: 29
Posts: 288
Rep Power: 5
LawnMoore is on a distinguished road
Default

Its 1 dollar per foot!

Only charge for the 1567.5 ft

So that would be about 1,567.50

However, it being a larger job i would see giving a discount, maybe 10-25% off of the normal residential price.. since residentials at most might have 400-600 foot of gutter, and wow thats a big house!

I think if it were me doing it, i would tell them its 1.00 a foot 1 story and 2 per foot 2 story, but since they have a large amount of gutter needing cleaned that you will do it for 75c per foot! And see what they say, it never hurts to ask.

Also you can notice the way or what they say after you say its 1.00 per foot, and they might say ok, do it!

However tell them, you have 1567 foot and its 1 dollar per foot, pause to see reaction, then if you feel you need to sweeten the deal, say promptly, like you didnt pause, However ill do them for .75 since theres so much.

Well, if you go this route, remember that confidence in your pitch will determine a lot too. If you dont get it or you have to go even lower, please consider how much time it will take, you want to atleast make 35 an hour i guess.

And let us know which way you went, also if you got it or not.

If they decline, say " well how much were you planning on getting this for?" if they say oh idk but not that much, say well i might be able to negotiate a little but you have to talk with me about it, and make sure to let them know after they say, "well, we'll give you 50c per foot", You say - "Let me take another look at the job and ill be right back in" That gives you a chance to make sure you can make money still, and also if you cant make money there, to come back in and say no im sorry the cheapest i can do it for is going to be 60c!

Again, its all about your "negotiating"!
__________________
(352)682-3094 Suwannee River, Florida 32680

Visit my site, http://www.lawnmoore.com, Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-01-2011, 06:40 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,303
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Think about how much time it is gonna take you to get up and down to do all that.

If they want a dirt cheap price, and since this isn't a home, can you get up there with a hose or pressure washer and just blast the crap out of it? Then just spray down the pavement in front of the building?

That could be a quick and dirty way to do 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
  #8  
Old 03-01-2011, 09:11 PM
DillonB92's Avatar
DillonB92 DillonB92 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 197
Rep Power: 5
DillonB92 is on a distinguished road
Default

That's good idea lawn moore. People say i can sell anything by talking to people. I do it at Baskin Robbins everytime i work. I usually can when I am talking to some of my residential customers too.

Steve I thought about pressure washer but no water hook up and no pressure washer. I could rent one biut there was no water hook up. I can probably get all the work done in a full day. Only about 400 feet are Super Dirty. They are located right a long a wood line. The rest of it is just Hit and miss spots.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-02-2011, 06:27 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,303
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Keep us posted on how this goes.
__________________
- 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
gutter cleaning jasonw Starting a lawn care business. 12 01-16-2011 09:14 PM
Gutter cleaning khj General Talk 4 11-10-2010 11:52 PM
im trying to get started. In The Gutter please help. lawn mowering Introduce Yourself 2 03-24-2010 07:57 PM
Gutter Cleaning Bid???? usmcman001 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 19 09-22-2009 01:42 PM
Gutter cleaning Community Assistance 3 09-14-2007 03:08 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
Yesterday 03:53 PM
Today 07:28 PM
by SGL1
3 91
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
Today 03:47 PM
Today 03:47 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
0 28
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
Yesterday 11:17 PM
Today 03:16 PM
by jrs.landscaping
4 85
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
Today 02:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
9 347
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
Today 02:00 PM
by stevef1201
6 199
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
Yesterday 11:01 AM
Today 12:43 PM
by Steve
3 104
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
Today 07:02 AM
by kslawn
15 469
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 04:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
110 6,457
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
Yesterday 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 378
Tender Process
M2Dave
08-24-2014 12:31 PM
08-25-2014 04:14 PM
by Steve
2 128
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-25-2014 04:02 PM
by Steve
26 3,747
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:21 AM
08-22-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 182
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
08-22-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 241
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
08-21-2014 04:09 PM
08-22-2014 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 134
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:30 AM
08-22-2014 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 116
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
08-21-2014 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 161
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
08-21-2014 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 394
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
08-21-2014 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 665
Hello
M2Dave
08-21-2014 12:32 AM
08-21-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 116
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
08-21-2014 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 448
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 424
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 184
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 277
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 191
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 1,003
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 493
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,566
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 674
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,844
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 289
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 392
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 240
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 504
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 389
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 498
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 516
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 786
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 331
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 405
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 288
Battery power tools or...
Steve
08-07-2014 12:24 PM
08-07-2014 05:18 PM
by mattthelawnguy
2 295
My client just told me...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-04-2014 08:39 AM
08-06-2014 11:14 PM
by grassdoctore
12 639
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
08-06-2014 02:03 PM
by Steve
13 1,272
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
08-06-2014 01:40 PM
by Steve
20 1,495
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
08-06-2014 10:29 AM
by eastsidelandcare
5 682
Late charge
Simon Abousaada
07-30-2014 07:23 PM
08-05-2014 06:46 PM
by TheBeast
12 898
buy out a lawn care...
rvezakis
08-05-2014 01:38 PM
08-05-2014 06:40 PM
by TheBeast
10 629
Please help
unitedlawncare48867
03-26-2014 08:29 PM
08-05-2014 05:27 PM
by TheBeast
27 1,701
Help with Estimate
donslawns
08-02-2014 09:10 AM
08-05-2014 02:24 PM
by Steve
6 565
Stuck again!!!!
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-01-2014 11:02 PM
08-05-2014 09:05 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
10 541
» Popular Tags
apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate care charge christmas lighting christmas light service courtesy call credit card processing customers decorating ecosymbiosis escrow exmark ferris four wheel drive fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely gravely 34" zero turn hardscapes hills holiday honda how much to charge how to bid kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn service leaf removal managing a lawn care business marketing mulch estimate native plants new buisness new mower online classifieds outdoor environments podcast push versus ride redmax reo rotating scag search engine optimization season seo small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business starting a lawn care business steve stihl toro tractor auger trailer mate pro turfgrass consulting walker winter money making ideas wright stander rh zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:46 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:46 PM.

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