Lawn Lad, sounds like you have a good plan. I have tried to charge for consult but most others here do it for free
. I wish everyone could get on the same page and all charge for consult or estimates. I'm going to stand firm this spring and charge for estimates that I don't just give a price over the phone. I have taught alot of folks how to do what they wanted for themselves. I once had another start-up lco call and have me meet them at a site and they acted like they owned the house, asked a bunch of questions that made me wonder. Went back that night and talked to the real owner and he was not happy and told me he hired them the day before and already gave money for materials. they still did the work and we went by to look at it and it wasn't as bad as I thought. Takes all kinds.