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Old 12-01-2009, 10:26 PM
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Fall Clean Up help

How do you guys price Fall clean ups. When looking at a larger commercial property with quite a few trees what is the best way to go about bidding that? How to break it down. Per tree?
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:59 PM
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only if it was $100 per tree would i go per tree
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:14 PM
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I would honestly figure out an hourly rate and stick with it. But dont lowball yourself short.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:15 PM
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i used to do hourly to make it fair, but now we just price it by the job, we know roughly how long it will take us just by looking.

you also should ask the guy in charge of the contract, some times they want an hourly rate, sometimes they want a per job rate.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:33 PM
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i used to do hourly to make it fair, but now we just price it by the job, we know roughly how long it will take us just by looking.

you also should ask the guy in charge of the contract, some times they want an hourly rate, sometimes they want a per job rate.
Ya per job works too, sometimesi like this method better because if you are there very little time your making more money on the job.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:38 AM
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How do you guys price Fall clean ups. When looking at a larger commercial property with quite a few trees what is the best way to go about bidding that? How to break it down. Per tree?
Per tree?? Are you kidding?? Aren't cleanups done up here now? Or did you lose your shorts on the ones you did this year?
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:50 AM
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Yeah, I lost out on a few starting out but over time pricing by the job really does work well,
one price and no variables, the customers seem to understand this the best also.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:33 AM
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Per tree?? Are you kidding?? Aren't cleanups done up here now? Or did you lose your shorts on the ones you did this year?

yep per tree , which unfortunately leaves me with a lot of free labor every year due to treeless properties in which their neighbors have several trees
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:36 AM
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kidding, hourly, and if your new add two hours to your estimate on every commercial property , they will always take longer than you think

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Old 12-02-2009, 08:55 AM
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Figure out how long it will take you and then add 25% on to that. Leaves always take longer due to variables like wind, rain, etc....If you think it will take 10 man/hrs to complete than add another 2.5 hrs onto that. If this is a new customer than they surely will want a set price. Once you have your foot in the door they usually don't question you when you price them by the hr.
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