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.

Simple Estimating Calculator


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.
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-12-2008, 08:16 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,135
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default Simple Estimating Calculator

If you would like to use the more powerful advanced estimator you gotta check out this post.

These calculators are also available for purchase to use on your computer, without internet acccess.

And they are available as an Android App.









Scroll down for more calculators.



Let me know how it works for you.

Things I could probably add.

- how many weeks a year the business works (Added)
- how many hours a week on average. (Added)
- Also maybe a spot for a third employee.
- Ability to account for multiple trimmers, blowers and mowers.
- Maybe be able to enter minutes in job estimate instead of hours.
- Maybe I could have the figures saved on your computer as a cookie to allow for faster future estimates with new jobs.
- Also I could explain how the figure is calculated to allow it to be reviewed.
- How about a tree stump estimate calculator.
- email a friend link to try this calculator
- add a way to calculate leaves, gutter cleaning and snow removal
- 12/13/08 changed the setting from how long the job will take from hours to minutes.
- 12/13/08 added a mower estimating calculation form.
- 12/13/08 changed monthly fuel to weekly to make it easier to remember.


Tell others to Stop Lowballing by adding this banner to your site and signature.



Use this code, copy and paste it:

HTML Code:
<a href="http://lawnchat.com/?page_id=341"><img src="http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/stop-lowballing-banner.jpg"></a>
__________________
- 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.

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 12-13-2008, 06:29 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,135
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book



More calculators below.
__________________
- 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.
  #3  
Old 12-13-2008, 09:45 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,135
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default



__________________
- 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.
  #4  
Old 12-13-2008, 10:26 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,135
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

__________________
- 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.
  #5  
Old 12-19-2008, 09:56 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,135
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

A lot of forum members wanted a copy of the mow time estimator to use on their computer in the field so I put together a downloadable version of the mow time estimator. If you would like a copy of it, I'll email it to you after purchase.

"Take the guesstimate out of your estimate" with the GopherHaul Estimator.

through paypal

Order Here

Here is a screen cap.

__________________
- 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.
  #6  
Old 12-19-2008, 12:48 PM
TnT Outdoor ervices
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Steve this is great. Maybe you could find a way so that we could use this on the jobsite. Make our estimates more accurate
  #7  
Old 12-20-2008, 04:14 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,135
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Thanks TNT.

I was wondering, when you create a bid for your snowplowing and salting do you include a markup % on the salt or do you just go with the profit mark up at the end of the bid for the company?
__________________
- 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.
  #8  
Old 12-20-2008, 09:52 AM
TnT Outdoor ervices
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I charge around $2-$4 per lb of salt
  #9  
Old 12-21-2008, 02:27 PM
KWLawn KWLawn is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 7
KWLawn is on a distinguished road
Default Estimating Calculator

Would like to know how i could copy these calculators and use them in the feild. been trying all day to copy but can not. I like the calculators.


thanks KWLAWN
  #10  
Old 12-22-2008, 12:33 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,135
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi KWLAWN,

Do you have a laptop with you in the field that has internet access? That would be the best way now to use these calculators.
__________________
- 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.
Closed Thread

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
Lawn Care Estimating for Beginners. StartALawnCareBusiness Starting a lawn care business. 13 11-29-2008 01:37 AM
Estimating in Vegas gandglv Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 1 10-09-2008 02:05 PM
HARDSCAPE ESTIMATING 101 Steve Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 4 12-06-2007 10:29 PM
estimating problem dfb Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 5 06-26-2005 08:32 AM
estimating problem Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 3 06-03-2005 03:24 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Today 11:49 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
34 4,064
Hydro oil
googus
Yesterday 06:45 AM
Today 05:42 AM
by mac83
3 73
Commercial Jobs
CurbAppeal1
03-25-2015 04:22 PM
Today 12:33 AM
by CCandALawnCare
8 284
How do you get...
ESREVER
03-25-2015 01:30 PM
Yesterday 11:09 PM
by SC93
9 255
35,000 Eddm
greenscaper123
03-18-2015 12:51 PM
Yesterday 10:51 PM
by SC93
22 627
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
Yesterday 10:14 PM
Yesterday 10:14 PM
by clarkslawn
0 39
Engine question
Blue Star Lawn Care
Yesterday 09:47 PM
Yesterday 09:47 PM
by Blue Star Lawn Care
0 33
First big mower decision?
SGL1
03-28-2015 08:58 AM
Yesterday 08:16 PM
by Just for Cuts
8 158
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 07:15 PM
Yesterday 07:39 PM
by SGL1
30 2,469
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
Yesterday 07:36 PM
by SGL1
16 608
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
Yesterday 07:08 PM
by Dan Tanner
7 442
Bid for large home...
lxarth
03-22-2015 11:06 AM
Yesterday 07:03 PM
by avetslawncare
11 428
Covering a landscape...
Dan Tanner
03-29-2015 09:01 AM
Yesterday 06:55 PM
by Dan Tanner
5 140
Dethatching attachments
jcurr33
03-29-2015 08:56 PM
Yesterday 05:18 PM
by jcurr33
2 85
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
Yesterday 02:07 PM
by Steve
4 442
Trepidation about...
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 07:46 PM
Yesterday 01:40 PM
by Steve
3 212
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
Yesterday 01:36 PM
by Steve
16 3,507
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
03-29-2015 05:13 PM
by avetslawncare
8 257
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
03-29-2015 01:18 PM
by jrs.landscaping
5 159
Weed and Feed
robkattankate
03-19-2015 09:00 PM
03-29-2015 08:42 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 616
Mower vs lot size advice
jcurr33
03-25-2015 09:29 PM
03-28-2015 08:37 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 220
hoa bid need help
bigdaveha12
03-24-2015 08:29 PM
03-27-2015 11:17 PM
by lxarth
6 293
introducing myself
chris2500hd
03-24-2015 11:16 AM
03-27-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
8 266
Flag or no flag
Matther777
03-24-2015 02:41 PM
03-27-2015 12:25 PM
by biglee
10 365
Office Administration...
Girlfriend
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
by Girlfriend
0 796
Is this tree beyond help?
SGL1
03-22-2015 05:35 PM
03-25-2015 08:55 PM
by SGL1
14 1,214
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 03:21 PM
03-25-2015 07:54 PM
by Trupro
33 1,635
The New Wave!!!! Read...
Jamesw86
03-22-2015 08:33 PM
03-25-2015 02:50 PM
by Steve
10 354
grass in the gas tank
robkattankate
03-23-2015 04:37 PM
03-25-2015 02:36 PM
by Steve
5 232
Helping others
hansenslawncare
09-15-2011 08:50 PM
03-25-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
11 2,701
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
03-25-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
7 563
Michelin x tweel.
apmAkron
03-23-2015 04:22 PM
03-24-2015 12:40 PM
by Steve
3 157
spike aerator???
Bradcook21
03-21-2015 01:55 PM
03-24-2015 10:32 AM
by acrajchel
4 256
Hello from Maryland
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 12:44 PM
03-23-2015 07:33 PM
by michellemarvin
2 170
hello from south GA.
CCandALawnCare
03-23-2015 03:46 AM
03-23-2015 07:06 PM
by CCandALawnCare
2 151
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
03-23-2015 06:14 PM
by jethro
1,218 380,555
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 11:30 AM
03-23-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
9 895
Should i take on this...
christw
03-17-2013 01:23 PM
03-22-2015 09:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
36 7,624
mower stalls when...
boog
03-19-2015 08:20 AM
03-21-2015 08:13 PM
by Wolf4dk
7 298
Hello Emily Reyes from...
Webster14829
03-20-2015 11:23 AM
03-20-2015 03:36 PM
by Steve
2 203
Finally going to give it...
jcurr33
03-12-2015 08:09 PM
03-20-2015 03:31 PM
by Steve
10 592
Weed id?
SGL1
03-17-2015 08:20 PM
03-20-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
6 311
Mobile small engine...
luckylogger
03-15-2015 02:05 PM
03-20-2015 06:17 AM
by jrs.landscaping
15 530
Brad Cook 21
SC93
03-16-2015 10:40 PM
03-19-2015 09:04 PM
by Bradcook21
4 495
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 01:30 AM
03-18-2015 02:55 PM
by Steve
15 1,367
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 04:07 PM
03-18-2015 02:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
21 2,058
new to the site
bigdaveha12
03-17-2015 09:13 PM
03-18-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
1 238
Small dovetail truck...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-04-2015 06:47 PM
03-17-2015 10:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
17 907
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
03-17-2015 08:15 PM
by SGL1
3 313
mulch questions
Bradcook21
03-08-2015 08:37 AM
03-17-2015 07:00 PM
by Bradcook21
23 1,051
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blades bush contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts design ditches door hangers employee problems equipment rental estimate ferris foreman free advertising google gravely growing a lawn care business how to husqvarna introduction jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing managing a lawn care business marketing marketing secrets mulch new business new mower per hour service pricing pto secrets to landscaping seo shell snow plowing square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro tree trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 PM.

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