View Full Version : Newbie needs help estimating everything!

04-01-2006, 09:37 PM
I'd like to start mowing lawns, doing clean-up, mulching and planting, but why does it seem like there is some sort of industry-wide mystery about estimating a job? I've bought books and software, yet the forms are all blank leaving it for me to fill in all of the numbers. Heck! if I have to put in all of the numbers, then the software and the forms are totally unnecessary. Can anyone give me any pointers? Thanks. Dawn

04-01-2006, 10:08 PM
Add overhead costs plus what you need to make profit wise and divide how much work you have. If this is a high number check industry standards be calling around and asking. Otherwise use your numbers.