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.

Help estimating hedges


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
  #11  
Old 08-14-2012, 11:58 PM
donslawns donslawns is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 4
donslawns is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What kind of tools are you going to be using to do this? Depending on what you use, it could really effect your time on site.
I have a Shindaiwa Multi -Purpose tool and will be using the hedge trimmer attachment, its not a hard job really as the hedge is only 2 feet wide..its just long, I am very good at using this.

http://www.donslawns.weebly.com

lots of uploaded videos of jobs done before and afters
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


  #12  
Old 08-15-2012, 04:09 AM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by JLM View Post
We trim hedges like that almost every day. Its all part of the routine here in FL. Honestly if you could get 150.00 for the job you would be doing good. We could trim those hedges in 1 hour no BS. If you got the tools and the know-how time is not an issue.
Hopefully no offense will be taken, but, #1 its florida-the economy has struck you guys pretty bad, which is VERY unfortunate. #2 you say its routine. I grew up in MA, where it snows often. If it snowed in FL, you'd charge an outrageous price...where as I wouldn't, because its routine for me.

All parts of the country are different. For Donslawns, he may be the cheapest! I say quote what you think is a reasonable and fair price for where you are. Most people will pay a bit more if they know they are paying quality work. My quotes I give are a bit on the higher side, but all my customers know I will show up every week or 2. They never have to worry at all because they know I will keep their lawn looking good.

For Donslawns- I say go for it! If your good at selling yourself and what you do, you'll get it.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-15-2012, 06:30 AM
xandrew245x xandrew245x is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 612
Rep Power: 2
xandrew245x is on a distinguished road
Default

Wow, I just bid on a hedge trimming job thats about 15' of bushes, I only quoted $180 for it, now I feel like I could have gotten way more.
__________________

Carlisle Lawn Care
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-15-2012, 06:30 AM
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes's Avatar
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gettysburg PA
Posts: 282
Rep Power: 3
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LawnBoy0311 View Post
Hopefully no offense will be taken, but, #1 its florida-the economy has struck you guys pretty bad, which is VERY unfortunate. #2 you say its routine. I grew up in MA, where it snows often. If it snowed in FL, you'd charge an outrageous price...where as I wouldn't, because its routine for me.

All parts of the country are different. For Donslawns, he may be the cheapest! I say quote what you think is a reasonable and fair price for where you are. Most people will pay a bit more if they know they are paying quality work. My quotes I give are a bit on the higher side, but all my customers know I will show up every week or 2. They never have to worry at all because they know I will keep their lawn looking good.

For Donslawns- I say go for it! If your good at selling yourself and what you do, you'll get it.
I have too agree....The prices do vary depending on location, what is the norm for some appear crazy to others .....Good Luck...Hope you get it...
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-15-2012, 07:36 AM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xandrew245x View Post
Wow, I just bid on a hedge trimming job thats about 15' of bushes, I only quoted $180 for it, now I feel like I could have gotten way more.
Don't feel bad, I quoted one for $140 for 15' L, 3' W, 4' D and was pretty much told "HE!! NO!!! Thats way too much!" This also included 2 medium sized shrubs in the front yard.
You win some you lose some. But in the end, we all need to make $$ to keep going. On the other hand, I just trimmed up a few shrubs, weeded 2 SMALL gardens, and cut the grass on a townhouse for $90 total-the whole thing took me maybe 45 minutes.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-15-2012, 11:43 AM
xandrew245x xandrew245x is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 612
Rep Power: 2
xandrew245x is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LawnBoy0311 View Post
Don't feel bad, I quoted one for $140 for 15' L, 3' W, 4' D and was pretty much told "HE!! NO!!! Thats way too much!" This also included 2 medium sized shrubs in the front yard.
You win some you lose some. But in the end, we all need to make $$ to keep going. On the other hand, I just trimmed up a few shrubs, weeded 2 SMALL gardens, and cut the grass on a townhouse for $90 total-the whole thing took me maybe 45 minutes.
I thought the lady was shopping around, so I gave her a little cheaper price because I wanted the job, well turns out, she is just a relative up the people who lived there, they died and its her house now, she lives hours away, and she only called me. I could have priced it pretty much however I wanted it. Well its not to bad, because there is a whole back yard of work she wants done then, she just wanted to start with this project, looks like i'll be making a couple thousand on this one
__________________

Carlisle Lawn Care
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-15-2012, 02:52 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 968
Rep Power: 5
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road
Default

I also live and work in central florida. I charge (and get) .50 a foot one side and top, hedges under 5 feet. .75 for both sides. add .25 for up to 8 foot. add another .50 over 8 foot. sounds like a lotta math but there you go. I also add 50 dollars for haul away. Then try to find a good burn pile to put it on. (several of my customers have one and tell me to go ahead and throw it on). it takes me about 1 hour to cut about 65 feet of 8 foot hedge, and 4 8 foot separate bushes. thats 100 for the hedge, 50 for the bushes and 50 for haul away. She said wow thats great!!! have done this job 4 times in the last year and a half. Don't underestimate your jobs, you may not get all of them, but its better to make money on the ones you get than to lose your ***.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-15-2012, 03:39 PM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevef1201 View Post
I also live and work in central florida. I charge (and get) .50 a foot one side and top, hedges under 5 feet. .75 for both sides. add .25 for up to 8 foot. add another .50 over 8 foot. sounds like a lotta math but there you go. I also add 50 dollars for haul away. Then try to find a good burn pile to put it on. (several of my customers have one and tell me to go ahead and throw it on). it takes me about 1 hour to cut about 65 feet of 8 foot hedge, and 4 8 foot separate bushes. thats 100 for the hedge, 50 for the bushes and 50 for haul away. She said wow thats great!!! have done this job 4 times in the last year and a half. Don't underestimate your jobs, you may not get all of them, but its better to make money on the ones you get than to lose your ***.
Are you looking for a business partner? I only live 16 hours from you. Just sleep on the thought, I don't need an answer tonight. 50-50 split.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-15-2012, 06:16 PM
JLM's Avatar
JLM JLM is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sunshine State
Age: 36
Posts: 102
Rep Power: 3
JLM is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grass Doctor View Post
YEAh thats what i heard please dont take it personal, that people will work for cents in Florida really sad
i just did this edges and this little palms(5) i think they were no righter than 10 ft the hedges where around the entire house.

i charge 1,800 he was really happy to pay.
Cents.... 150.00 for an hour of trimming.... cents.....For real?

EVERY THING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS!
My cousin lives there and owns a lawn care company....Last I checked Florida and Texas were bout the same far as pricing goes.
__________________
If you can't be good..Be good at it!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-15-2012, 06:21 PM
JLM's Avatar
JLM JLM is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sunshine State
Age: 36
Posts: 102
Rep Power: 3
JLM is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LawnBoy0311 View Post
Hopefully no offense will be taken, but, #1 its florida-the economy has struck you guys pretty bad, which is VERY unfortunate. #2 you say its routine. I grew up in MA, where it snows often. If it snowed in FL, you'd charge an outrageous price...where as I wouldn't, because its routine for me.
No offense taken... I agree with you.
__________________
If you can't be good..Be good at it!
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
Massive Hedges SECTLANDSCAPING Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 7 06-11-2012 05:40 PM
Huge Hedges - Yes...many hedges lxarth Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 6 04-27-2012 08:05 PM
Hedges Chachi Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 6 05-31-2010 10:50 PM
shrubs/hedges TouchtonsCLC Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 2 03-23-2010 07:03 PM
hedges weber126 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 11 11-18-2007 12:21 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
New Trailer
bobwill2009
Yesterday 12:46 PM
Today 01:34 PM
by B&B Lawn Services
4 90
Pushy customers
christopherhicks82
04-22-2014 08:22 PM
Today 01:04 PM
by Dan Tanner
8 177
Back for this year
xandrew245x
02-21-2014 04:30 PM
Today 12:46 PM
by xandrew245x
20 1,031
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 12:01 AM
Today 12:39 PM
by Steve
80 25,369
Pond...
xandrew245x
04-22-2014 03:29 PM
Today 12:23 PM
by Steve
5 117
Mangwi Landscaping
bondservojc13
Yesterday 09:56 PM
Today 12:22 PM
by Steve
2 68
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
Yesterday 07:23 PM
Today 12:17 PM
by Steve
1 44
2.5 acre mowing
xandrew245x
04-18-2014 06:55 AM
Today 12:05 PM
by Steve
16 364
Advertising On...
JacobsLawnMowing
03-17-2014 03:21 PM
Today 11:58 AM
by Steve
14 899
In a bit situation need...
googus
04-22-2014 08:01 AM
Yesterday 10:03 PM
by googus
9 179
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
04-15-2014 11:21 AM
Yesterday 12:37 PM
by Steve
7 221
The $20 Mow Job
Dan Tanner
04-21-2014 07:24 PM
Yesterday 12:06 PM
by Steve
5 200
quickbooks users
CDLAWNCARE
04-20-2014 09:03 AM
Yesterday 06:48 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
4 180
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
04-22-2014 07:55 PM
by Just for Cuts
23 586
About D@## Time!
TamMik
04-02-2014 08:10 AM
04-22-2014 05:14 PM
by BelleCityLawn1
19 880
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-22-2014 12:29 AM
by Tony317
22 1,728
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-22-2014 12:07 AM
by Tony317
9 451
danny 2
danny2
04-19-2014 10:19 PM
04-21-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
3 140
this mower is driving me...
boog
04-17-2014 12:07 PM
04-21-2014 12:10 PM
by kslawn
13 367
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
04-21-2014 12:02 PM
by kslawn
20 614
I Got Taken...,
Dan Tanner
04-19-2014 06:26 AM
04-21-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
4 233
new to this forum!
mower13126
04-18-2014 07:37 PM
04-21-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
4 152
REO calling
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 05:03 PM
04-21-2014 11:33 AM
by Steve
12 351
employee pay
4 seasons maintenance
04-10-2011 09:34 PM
04-20-2014 04:40 PM
by Dan Tanner
20 6,893
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
04-20-2014 11:13 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
32 1,218
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
04-20-2014 11:11 AM
by kslawn
10 372
Customers droping like...
goodtimez
04-18-2014 09:53 AM
04-19-2014 08:09 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
7 237
Best Bulk Mulch delivery...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:52 AM
04-18-2014 05:34 PM
by Steve
2 106
Steve Virgadamo,...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:49 AM
04-18-2014 05:08 PM
by Steve
2 91
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
04-16-2014 11:28 AM
04-18-2014 04:51 PM
by Steve
3 191
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
04-15-2014 09:10 AM
04-18-2014 04:47 PM
by Steve
5 255
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
04-15-2014 05:21 PM
04-18-2014 04:39 PM
by Steve
9 268
Truck Signage
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 11:00 PM
04-18-2014 04:04 PM
by stevef1201
10 293
leaf removal
tlf59263
04-15-2014 10:00 PM
04-18-2014 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
6 244
Pay per click advertising
roostertail
02-12-2014 07:26 PM
04-17-2014 07:11 PM
by yardrate
10 641
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-16-2014 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 810
Trimec
acrajchel
04-15-2014 08:24 PM
04-16-2014 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 151
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
04-16-2014 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 349
hello
NFrailey
04-15-2014 01:39 PM
04-16-2014 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 137
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
04-16-2014 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 797
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
04-16-2014 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 299
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
04-15-2014 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 239
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
04-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 372
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 280
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 156
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 286,984
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 536
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 547
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 247
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 503
» Popular Tags
4x4 ads article marketing blower butterfly gardens care charge christmas light hanging christmas lighting color jet courtesy call craigslist credit card cultivation customers decorating echo exmark ferris florida four wheel drive fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely health holiday holiday lighting how much to charge kansas city labor cost lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business book lawn care business show lawn clarksville leaf marketing mechanic monthly mow mowing mulch mulch price new buisness new business new start office management oil payment podcast property management company requests riding mower scag schedule selling seo snow starting a business steve stihl tree care turfgrass consulting upsell walk behind walker winter money making ideas yard clarksville
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:41 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:41 PM.

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