View Single Post
  #19  
Old 05-22-2011, 03:55 PM
Patriot Services's Avatar
Patriot Services Patriot Services is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 8,321
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrahamLandscaping View Post
PerfectEarth, how would you have marked up the mulch? Im new at this so im pretty much just guessing at how long these jobs will take me. judging by what you guys are telling me it will take much longer than 3 hours...i guess i just need to figure out how long things will take me and just base estimates off of that in the future. Also, should I have charged more per hour of work since there are a lot of weeds to pull and preping the beds will take a decent amount of work?
Yes, you always charge for extra work. Estimating is the hardest skill to learn. Even seasoned guys will tell it can be anguishing at times. You want the job but you don't want to give the store away. You want the customer to get a sense of value and want to retain your services. All the while you want to make money. The customer sitting on his decision only adds to the fun.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
 
Page generated in 0.04551 seconds with 7 queries