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.

Fix the Sprinkler System


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 01-09-2008, 10:56 PM
Fernando's CleanCut! Fernando's CleanCut! is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Brevard Co., Florida
Age: 34
Posts: 90
Rep Power: 9
Fernando's CleanCut!
Default

Hi, everybody.
Ok, heres where I stand. My biggest client called me monday and asked me if I can fix/repair the sprinkler system and he ask me if I can give him a stimate by the end of this week.
Well, today I was by the house (3 btw) and here are the stats:
*All damage was done by preview employer*
First House: PUMP (flotec) doesnt work, I guess because they havent use it for a while, plus 5 broken sprinklers.

Numero 2: 'bout 8-10 broken sprinklers, broken pvc pipe, 2 of the 4 Zones doesnt irrigate.

Third house: 5 Broken sprinklers... but did not had the chance to test the Pump because no one was home.

(ya, the other company really made I mess)

... I mean Im lost, I've change/fix broken sprinklers before, but how much should I charge for Labor? send a Total bill or by house?

thank you guys in advance.
__________________
.Fernando/CleanCut!.
36\" Scag Kohler 15Hp Walk-Behind
Toro Trimmer
Echo PE-200 Edger
Stihl BG 55 Blower
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 01-13-2008, 09:59 AM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Fernando,

What you can do is seperate each house and the repairs for each house. (how I would do it).

House #1; I would charge cost of pump and other parts times 1.85 then add your labor rate per hours needed to do the repairs.

House #2; Check the controler by moving zones that are not working to one that you know do. If the problem follows then its not a controler problem it is with in the lines, check the regulator to see if it is opening and closeing properly, if it isn't some times they may need a shot of oil or lubricant to free them up from sitting or not used, hard water will cause these to seize up sometimes in the closed state and not work propely, Charge Time and materials for the repairs = your labor rate times (parts times 1.85).


House #3; Same as above, test everything as a service call and charge for it.

You should charge a call for each house that yo have looked at this far. for house 3 you need to go back and finish the servcies call befor eyou can charge for it.

Your labor rate is what your area will allow, it could be anywhere from 45 to 65 per hour.
Service calls should be the same per hour rate, and all you are to do in a service call is find the proplem make notes on it and complete and estimate for the repairs to be completed.

Do you or have you used a air compressor to blow out lines?

Hope this helps some.
Good Luck Tim
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-13-2008, 07:06 PM
Fernando's CleanCut! Fernando's CleanCut! is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Brevard Co., Florida
Age: 34
Posts: 90
Rep Power: 9
Fernando's CleanCut!
Default

wow, very good Tim, thanks.
I was kinda lost on how the water pump can be fix, but after reading the manual I think I can figure it out whats wrong, plus your tips I think I can fix it.
Next, the hour rate I was charging $50 per hour, so I was in between the rate.

ok, my quiestion is service calls is the same as making a stimate?
and no, I havent use an air compressor, I dont even know how that works.
I definitely have to research/study more about the sprinkler system.
__________________
.Fernando/CleanCut!.
36\" Scag Kohler 15Hp Walk-Behind
Toro Trimmer
Echo PE-200 Edger
Stihl BG 55 Blower
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-13-2008, 11:26 PM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (Fernando's CleanCut! @ Jan. 13 2008,8:06)]ok, my quiestion is service calls is the same as making a stimate?
and no, I havent use an air compressor, I dont even know how that works.
I definitely have to research/study more about the sprinkler system.
No.. estimates are not services calls and services calls are not estimates. If this person called you to go to these places and see whats working and what isnt working then it is a service call and you should bill for the services. Writting an estimate for repairs is apart of the service call.

If your between rates on labor then you'll be fine.

Some systems have a pressure stem and you can connect a air compresser to it and blow out the lines, becareful not to put to much presssure on the lines.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-22-2008, 09:42 PM
Fernando's CleanCut! Fernando's CleanCut! is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Brevard Co., Florida
Age: 34
Posts: 90
Rep Power: 9
Fernando's CleanCut!
Default

Gotcha'!
Thank you Tim!
__________________
.Fernando/CleanCut!.
36\" Scag Kohler 15Hp Walk-Behind
Toro Trimmer
Echo PE-200 Edger
Stihl BG 55 Blower
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
Yesterday 08:19 PM
by mowandblow1980
7 458
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
Yesterday 08:11 PM
by mowandblow1980
21 873
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
Yesterday 08:04 PM
by mowandblow1980
11 410
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
Yesterday 02:53 PM
by acrajchel
4 1,414
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
Yesterday 02:48 PM
by acrajchel
2 74
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
Yesterday 02:34 PM
Yesterday 02:37 PM
by Chilehead
1 30
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
Yesterday 02:11 PM
by Chilehead
2 70
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Yesterday 11:02 AM
by Brownieboy
1,253 438,203
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
Yesterday 08:36 AM
by Steve
13 245
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
06-27-2016 09:14 PM
by Chilehead
19 791
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
06-24-2016 07:26 PM
by acrajchel
9 10,109
Exmark Turf Tracer
acrajchel
02-01-2014 11:34 AM
06-24-2016 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
5 2,142
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-24-2016 06:59 PM
by acrajchel
7 3,046
Ybravo 25 mowers
SGL1
06-11-2016 09:52 AM
06-21-2016 03:44 PM
by acrajchel
5 303
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
06-17-2016 08:28 AM
by SGL1
94 34,498
anyone interested in a...
GoGreenerKS
06-16-2016 01:00 PM
06-17-2016 02:58 AM
by SC93
4 176
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
06-16-2016 05:28 PM
by acrajchel
3 333
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
06-16-2016 05:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 327
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
06-16-2016 05:22 PM
by acrajchel
9 552
How can I fix my...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
06-10-2016 07:47 PM
06-16-2016 05:19 PM
by acrajchel
2 238
Need a lil help
Cpadgett
06-05-2016 09:51 AM
06-16-2016 05:17 PM
by acrajchel
5 369
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
06-16-2016 05:01 PM
by acrajchel
4 9,768
New Member from...
tiptoppmanager
06-15-2016 07:39 AM
06-15-2016 03:18 PM
by SC93
2 175
Brand new fish pond
Flynn landscaping 2016
06-12-2016 09:53 AM
06-13-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 151
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
06-06-2016 08:46 PM
by Cpadgett
11 517
New Member from Texas
NathanR
06-02-2016 06:13 PM
06-03-2016 09:17 PM
by SC93
7 334
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
06-03-2016 07:02 PM
by SGL1
3 508
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
06-03-2016 06:42 PM
by SGL1
11 793
Your Time Lawn Care
yourtimelawncare
05-31-2016 01:12 PM
06-02-2016 10:11 PM
by SC93
2 292
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 PM.

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