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 with a price quote on a small tree line.


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 05-13-2009, 07:01 AM
Economy Landscaping's Avatar
Economy Landscaping Economy Landscaping is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Garner, NC
Age: 35
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 6
Economy Landscaping is on a distinguished road
Arrow Help with a price quote on a small tree line.

My business is mostly lawn care, but i have a customer that wants a small tree line. Basically she sees a trailer on the back of her property and is sick of seeing it. So She wants me to put 6 to 8 trees to cover it up. Now, Emerald Green Arborvitaes could work, but she wants something that is going to grow fast and wide. The Emeralds dont get wide, so she would have to get many more do to the trick.

I was thinking about putting some Green Giants, maybe 15 gallon 6-8 footers. Now these suckers are about 65 bucks plus tax and i still need potting soil so lets just say 75 per tree.

What would be a good quote for her? Someone once told me to always price material then multiply it by 3 to get your price. that would mean 225 per tree in the ground, a total of 1800.00. Now that seems kind of high for me... But she would get what she wants. 6-8 footers that in a year or two will be 9-10 feet tall. I was thinking about multiplying it by 2.5 so that would be 1500.00. Do you guys think is fair or it should be lower? I dont want to over charger and i dont want to be too cheap.

Thanks for the help

D.
__________________
"Life's a garden dig it" - Joe Dirt


JD - Z-Trak 717 - 48", 19 HP Kawasaki
JD - 48" Power Flow Bagger - Dual bag
JD - WB - 48", 14 HP Kawasaki - coming soon
TB - 21", 675 Briggs EZ starter, SP FWD
TB - Hand Blower
TB - 4 Cycle Trimmer

Last edited by Economy Landscaping; 05-13-2009 at 07:03 AM.
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 05-13-2009, 09:42 AM
Economy Landscaping's Avatar
Economy Landscaping Economy Landscaping is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Garner, NC
Age: 35
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 6
Economy Landscaping is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
8 views no reply c'mon guys share the love!
__________________
"Life's a garden dig it" - Joe Dirt


JD - Z-Trak 717 - 48", 19 HP Kawasaki
JD - 48" Power Flow Bagger - Dual bag
JD - WB - 48", 14 HP Kawasaki - coming soon
TB - 21", 675 Briggs EZ starter, SP FWD
TB - Hand Blower
TB - 4 Cycle Trimmer
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-13-2009, 12:57 PM
CHEESE2009's Avatar
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 73
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 10
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

The price is good, stick with it.

What's wrong with Cedars, though?

Is this the customers backyard neighbor? Do they have a fence etc?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-13-2009, 01:08 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,398
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I think this is the kinda of job that can really be underbid due to the amount of time it will take to install them. How are you going to dig the holes for these trees?
What are you going to do if you start hitting some rocks or roots and you are manually digging?
There are plenty of members on here who can tell you how they underestimated jobs and were kicking themselves for days because the job ballooned into a real big problem.

You are ultimately charging $150 per hole to be dug. That could be $75 an hour for 2 hours but who knows, one hole manually could turn into an all day project.
__________________
- 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.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-13-2009, 03:13 PM
Economy Landscaping's Avatar
Economy Landscaping Economy Landscaping is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Garner, NC
Age: 35
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 6
Economy Landscaping is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BREEZE2009 View Post
The price is good, stick with it.

What's wrong with Cedars, though?

Is this the customers backyard neighbor? Do they have a fence etc?
yeah its the customers backyard and the neighbor doesnt take care of the property. No Fence also. That's why she is looking for trees (a bit cheaper).
__________________
"Life's a garden dig it" - Joe Dirt


JD - Z-Trak 717 - 48", 19 HP Kawasaki
JD - 48" Power Flow Bagger - Dual bag
JD - WB - 48", 14 HP Kawasaki - coming soon
TB - 21", 675 Briggs EZ starter, SP FWD
TB - Hand Blower
TB - 4 Cycle Trimmer
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-13-2009, 03:24 PM
Economy Landscaping's Avatar
Economy Landscaping Economy Landscaping is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Garner, NC
Age: 35
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 6
Economy Landscaping is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
I think this is the kinda of job that can really be underbid due to the amount of time it will take to install them. How are you going to dig the holes for these trees?
What are you going to do if you start hitting some rocks or roots and you are manually digging?
There are plenty of members on here who can tell you how they underestimated jobs and were kicking themselves for days because the job ballooned into a real big problem.

You are ultimately charging $150 per hole to be dug. That could be $75 an hour for 2 hours but who knows, one hole manually could turn into an all day project.

Im digging them by hand... I have done 30 arborvitaes, 15 rheingolds, 3 Crapemyrtle, and 1 japanese maple by myself at my own house about 6 weeks ago... But these were for me... holes took a few mins to dig... But it did take the whole day, but c'mon... it was a $#it load of trees! LOL ...

The ground shouldnt be too bad... Since its mosly sand... I do have to call in to get the property mark, just in case there are any power lines. "Call before you Dig!" LOL

D.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg fence.jpg (159.0 KB, 7 views)
__________________
"Life's a garden dig it" - Joe Dirt


JD - Z-Trak 717 - 48", 19 HP Kawasaki
JD - 48" Power Flow Bagger - Dual bag
JD - WB - 48", 14 HP Kawasaki - coming soon
TB - 21", 675 Briggs EZ starter, SP FWD
TB - Hand Blower
TB - 4 Cycle Trimmer

Last edited by Economy Landscaping; 05-13-2009 at 03:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-13-2009, 07:08 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,398
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Oh you did a great job with that landscape project! It looks fantastic!
__________________
- 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.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-13-2009, 07:21 PM
Economy Landscaping's Avatar
Economy Landscaping Economy Landscaping is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Garner, NC
Age: 35
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 6
Economy Landscaping is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Oh you did a great job with that landscape project! It looks fantastic!
thanks, im still not finish. Still needs mulch all the way down. I have to kill the grass and weeds, put down the mainbrain and then the mulch. But i need to dig a 2-3 inch trench so the mulch doesnt wash down.
__________________
"Life's a garden dig it" - Joe Dirt


JD - Z-Trak 717 - 48", 19 HP Kawasaki
JD - 48" Power Flow Bagger - Dual bag
JD - WB - 48", 14 HP Kawasaki - coming soon
TB - 21", 675 Briggs EZ starter, SP FWD
TB - Hand Blower
TB - 4 Cycle Trimmer
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
Slogon or tag line Longs Lawn Groomers General Business Discussions 8 07-14-2008 09:19 AM
Nic needs a website price quote Steve Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 1 04-23-2008 11:46 AM
Trimmer line holder makbootzy Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 9 04-10-2008 02:55 PM
Shawn needs a price quote on a signs Steve Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 1 12-26-2007 02:04 PM
How to quote a job greenthumb Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 9 08-16-2007 05:40 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
Today 08:37 PM
by SGL1
28 6,500
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 03:09 PM
Today 12:16 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 278
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 09:07 PM
Today 11:13 AM
by Steve
4 251
Hello from CNY
arazucontracting
Yesterday 06:07 PM
Today 11:08 AM
by Steve
1 126
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 08:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
122 8,585
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
Yesterday 08:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
11 624
Not sure, but anyone do...
SnowRemoval2k14
Yesterday 12:10 AM
Yesterday 04:49 PM
by Steve
1 204
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
Yesterday 04:45 PM
by Steve
9 672
Mulching beds
Bradcook21
09-21-2014 07:43 AM
Yesterday 04:43 PM
by Steve
3 282
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
Yesterday 04:36 PM
by Steve
3 670
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
Yesterday 04:35 PM
by Steve
12 1,031
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
09-21-2014 09:23 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 1,003
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-19-2014 03:29 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,214
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
09-19-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
23 1,615
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
09-19-2014 08:17 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 615
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
09-18-2014 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 7,033
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
09-18-2014 11:19 AM
09-18-2014 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 472
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
09-18-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 723
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 1,115
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 537
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 874
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 658
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,400
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 5,115
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,311
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 989
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 569
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 680
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 586
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,315
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 1,077
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 1,195
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 561
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 575
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,994
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 818
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,489
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,478
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 989
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,756
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 1,244
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,807
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 684
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,437
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,528
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 907
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 1,207
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,981
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 1,298
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 875
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment bid auger charge christmas christmas lighting credit card processing customers deliquentaccounts estimate exmark ferris first truck foreman fundraiser georgia gopherhaul grass gravely hills holiday how much to charge how to bid husqvarna introduction john deere quik trac kawasaki labor cost landscape services late lawn lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf cleanup leaf removal lesco lighting marketing mowing mulch estimate new buisness new mower podcast property management company pto reo rotating scag scripts season seo small engine repair sprayer starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business steve stihl theft tips toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:10 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:10 PM.

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