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Old 06-27-2012, 12:27 AM
burnsyscapes burnsyscapes is offline
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how to price install of trees

i got 10 crape mertle to install 25 apart from each other. this would be my first big install. My guy at the wholesale nursery said i should bid them 3 times the plant installed, labor warranty everything.

Does that sound right? let me know your suggestions.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:39 AM
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Cool

That is a rule of thumb that some people use. Some figure it's two times the plant cost.

Personally, I like to add up all of the variables involved and arrive at a better estimate.

Every job is going to be different. I think knowing your costs and the cost of each portion of the task you are estimating is a better way to do things.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:48 AM
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i obviously know my costs but say this takes me a day works overhead plus cost of plants mulch etc. but then i could bid it per job and make 2000 more. i already ran the numbers and thats what it would be at.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:06 AM
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Wow, that 's nice change.

If you think it's fair for the job and what's involved, and you got a good read on the client and think he'll agree to it, then I'll be a jealous man.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:28 PM
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200$ to plant some crepes wow I feel bad for your customer
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:46 PM
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What size are they? Takes longer to plant B&B than a 5 gallon pot
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:01 PM
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I typically price them by size and something for replacement cost and profit. I do not think you would lose them all.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:08 AM
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30 gallon 8-10 ft they are 195 a pop including tax. 585 installed with one year warrenty x 10, they are going to be spread out 25 feet apart. 5850 total to put in 10 of them.

if i did 10 ft hvy b&b 1102.5 per tree installed.

installed price includse mulch soil amdendments extra.

let me know what you all think, not asking for your prices, just seeing if that sounds right.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:09 AM
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i am also a solo operator, and will have a dingo onsite to till up 5k ft in the stretch where the trees will be placed.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:50 AM
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Every job vary from other in minor details that may effect the cost, its better to analyze everything before and then provide an estimate.
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