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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.
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Palms are a pain. I know some tree guys that wont even touch them. Trees are a lot harder than most people think (unless they have tried to remove one themselves). That is why tree companies charge a lot for them.
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Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Feb. 10 2008,9:40)]I think people would be very interested in hearing your views on this!

Ok let's say for the sake of discussion, there is a tree close to a home and you really need top be careful when taking it down. How do you figure how much extra time to work into the bid?

Is there some kind of rule of thumb? Or is it a guesstimate? What's your advice on that?
If a tree is very close to a home and poses a possibility of damage, then there will be a lot more time involved. But, it is like anything else, you have to learn how much time it takes, like bidding landscaping, you win some you lose some. But you learn how to bid better as you go.
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Great, I have read everyoneís post and learn a lot. Here is the thing. I've got a company out of Raleigh, NC with he NC Emergency Management (NCEM) that go's out after a storms and cuts tress off of peoples houses so that they can start getting the repairs done. Then they subcontract to have it removed. I've taken down trees before and had to remove and cleanup, but itís been a long time ago. Once the NCEM sends me the addresses, Iím going to go and take pictures and post them. But the first one I may get bet on. Iím thinking $125 hr with a less 4 hrs. That takes care of all the labors, trailer rental, taxes, gas, etc. I will clear about $125. Thatís not bad I thinking for 4 hrs of work. Please let me know if Iím headed in the right direction.
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If I understand you right, you are saying you will clear $125 after 4 hours? It should be more than that if you bid it right.
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