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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!

Hello Everyone!!!New to business and forum


Introduce Yourself

Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-13-2011, 07:19 PM
mjvlandscaping mjvlandscaping is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 4
mjvlandscaping is on a distinguished road
Default Hello Everyone!!!New to business and forum

We are MJV Landscaping based out of Chula Vista, CA.
Our business started Jan 2011 and have one condo association property so far. We are still learning as we work and have managed so far. I have two jobs that i need help with charge to customer. We are not licensed contractors, and we provide your basics: mow blow edge cleanup weed control/removal. Just finished hedging which will be charged as extra and replacing 37 sprinkler heads along with timer adjustment, also extra. How do I bill them for this?
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 04-14-2011, 03:49 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,623
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Welcome to our forum!

Quote:
Just finished hedging which will be charged as extra and replacing 37 sprinkler heads along with timer adjustment, also extra. How do I bill them for this?
Why not charge them based on the amount of time the service took plus any additional parts? You probably could mark up the price of the parts on your bid but that will have to be experimented with to see what will work in your area.

Does this help?
__________________
- 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 04-14-2011, 10:25 PM
mjvlandscaping mjvlandscaping is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 4
mjvlandscaping is on a distinguished road
Default what is the charge per sprinkler in san diego?

actually yes it does. it confirms that I was headed in the right direction. If i was to charge per sprinkler, what is the going rate for each one in san diego?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Welcome to our forum!



Why not charge them based on the amount of time the service took plus any additional parts? You probably could mark up the price of the parts on your bid but that will have to be experimented with to see what will work in your area.

Does this help?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-15-2011, 12:56 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,623
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I don't know the going price in your area but here is a blog article that will give you a general price and heads up for what to look out for.

Sprinkler head replacement bidding pitfalls.
__________________
- 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

Tags
bidding, bidding help, hedge trimming, invoice, sprinkler repair

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
New to the Business & Forum justin_ptbo Introduce Yourself 5 04-11-2011 01:33 AM
New to the forum been in business for 1yr desertgreen Introduce Yourself 1 09-10-2010 02:06 PM
New to forum, New business Paineless Creations Introduce Yourself 3 02-02-2010 12:02 AM
I'm new to forum and to the business! Markolc Introduce Yourself 19 02-26-2008 05:52 PM
Gopher Business Forum Goes Online! Steve Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 0 05-26-2003 11:38 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
Today 09:09 PM
by Essex Groundskeeping
16 2,419
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
Today 08:08 PM
by mattthelawnguy
29 2,735
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
Today 03:25 PM
by stevef1201
4 8,660
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
Today 03:19 PM
by stevef1201
11 424
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
Today 01:36 PM
by Just Cuts
1,196 349,543
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
Today 12:31 PM
by jrs.landscaping
6 512
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
Today 10:49 AM
by Steve
13 1,486
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
Today 10:45 AM
by Steve
7 476
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
Today 10:23 AM
by Steve
179 14,426
Happy Thanksgiving!
Steve
Yesterday 09:48 AM
Yesterday 09:48 AM
by Steve
0 45
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-26-2014 09:23 PM
by stevef1201
5 330
Pics for website
tbtigers03
11-21-2014 05:40 PM
11-26-2014 12:12 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 278
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
11-26-2014 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 107
WNY saying Hi.
Sargewesser
11-25-2014 07:27 AM
11-26-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 113
How to: Use Thumbtack...
acrajchel
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
11-26-2014 11:19 AM
by Steve
18 707
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
11-26-2014 10:58 AM
by Steve
10 447
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
11-26-2014 10:57 AM
by Steve
22 6,346
Billboards for marketing
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-16-2014 08:39 PM
11-26-2014 10:40 AM
by Steve
14 503
How much do you up sell...
Essex Groundskeeping
11-23-2014 07:13 PM
11-24-2014 06:29 PM
by stevef1201
8 272
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 05:56 PM
11-24-2014 05:49 PM
by biglee
16 3,311
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
11-24-2014 04:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 734
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
11-23-2014 07:40 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 399
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
11-22-2014 10:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
16 627
Belt dealer problem
googus
11-21-2014 08:45 AM
11-21-2014 06:36 PM
by Steve
2 225
What is going on with...
biglee
11-14-2014 03:04 PM
11-20-2014 02:50 PM
by biglee
40 1,083
My advice for new guys
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 09:32 AM
11-19-2014 01:47 PM
by biglee
10 646
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 02:23 PM
11-19-2014 12:39 PM
by acrajchel
28 2,009
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
11-18-2014 04:24 PM
by acrajchel
14 1,574
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 05:14 PM
11-17-2014 07:34 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,298
sod job
SGlawncare
10-30-2014 09:21 PM
11-17-2014 07:10 PM
by acrajchel
7 887
Customer wants me to...
Mr. Mow
11-09-2014 07:13 AM
11-17-2014 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
10 663
Hello!
Brian3137
11-11-2014 07:15 PM
11-17-2014 06:46 PM
by acrajchel
14 591
small biz in Phoenix,AZ
anthonyramos1
11-08-2014 09:35 PM
11-17-2014 05:59 PM
by acrajchel
2 413
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
10-30-2014 03:53 PM
11-17-2014 05:37 PM
by acrajchel
22 1,513
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
11-17-2014 12:59 PM
by Steve
2 371
Need help on deciding a...
Brian3137
11-10-2014 06:32 PM
11-17-2014 12:44 PM
by Steve
12 637
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 10:51 PM
11-16-2014 07:54 AM
by stevef1201
8 1,717
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 08:55 AM
11-15-2014 08:44 AM
by avetslawncare
14 1,845
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
11-13-2014 08:35 AM
by jrs.landscaping
81 32,070
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 03:45 PM
11-12-2014 05:05 PM
by stevef1201
14 1,809
A little hang up in snow...
stevef1201
11-08-2014 07:05 AM
11-12-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
4 552
Bi-weekly winter...
lxarth
11-04-2014 08:37 PM
11-12-2014 10:06 AM
by WesleySnips
9 759
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
11-11-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
1 438
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
11-11-2014 08:12 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 506
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 1,472
How the unregister?
alive101
11-04-2014 07:39 AM
11-10-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
4 710
Belt adjustment question
googus
11-05-2014 06:43 AM
11-10-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
5 617
Podcast
Shark1611
11-07-2014 05:42 PM
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
by Steve
1 410
hi, from Minnesota
rjklohn
11-07-2014 02:21 AM
11-07-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 427
New to snow plowing
SS.Lawncare
11-05-2014 04:00 PM
11-07-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
6 695
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying bid billy goat brushcutter blades bush charge christmas decorating deliquentaccounts ditches employee problems estimate ferris first truck foreman georgia gopherhaul growing a lawn care business hiring how much to charge how to hydraulic installation introduction landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo marketing mechanic monthly mulch mulch price new business new mower ordinance per hour charge podcast profit on employee pto reo running a business scag v-ride shreaded snow snow plowing starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns steve stihl toro toro grand stand trailer trailer mate pro truck new used landscape walk behind walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13 PM.

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