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Quote[/b] (pkemeralds @ May 09 2008,9:03)]Thanks for the responses.

We ended up trying to calc the time. Machine edge & cleanup. Guesstimated the hours, may have overbid, haven't heard back so...
We bid the 230+ feet at $60. If it took 2 hours, that would be $30 per (maybe a bit high for Indy) but if it took longer the hrly drops.
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That's cheaper then I would have bid it. You might get it send a follow up letter. Did you put an expiration date on the quote? I have "price will remain firm for 30 days from this quote" on the bottom of mine.

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I have found that being straight up with individuals and looking up average price on google, I have found the going rate is one time deal at least $50.00 an hour, with cleaning everything up. But I charge at least $25.00 an hour
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When we start a new customer, we usually charge a cleanup price for the first cut, which includes the first edging (which can be a real chore if it hasn't been edged regularly before). Depending on the scope of the work and the condition of the property, the cleanup charge can be anywhere from $100 to $1000. We have a Little Wonder walk behind edger (has a 4hp Honda motor) that makes short work out of those initial edging projects. After that first edge, for subsequent visits, we just use our Stihl stick edgers.
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BTW, this may be a little bit off topic, but you should consider offering bed edging as a separate service. Get a good powered bed edging machine, like a Brown Bed Edger and will be able to do the jobs quickly with great looking results. We charge $1 per linear foot for bed edging, which can add up quickly.
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Those sharp edges really make the lawn look like it's professionally cared for. very nice work!
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