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Old 10-01-2013, 06:45 AM
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Landscape install question

When giving a client an estimate for landscape install, do you show your labor price on the quote or do you have it built into your price per plant? For example one 3 gal container installed:$40 or Just show the price of the plants and at the end show fees and contingencies?
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:49 AM
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When giving a client an estimate for landscape install, do you show your labor price on the quote or do you have it built into your price per plant? For example one 3 gal container installed:$40 or Just show the price of the plants and at the end show fees and contingencies?
I personally itemize everything. So i charge the client the retail pricing for plants(i pay wholesale) and then i add labor and pickup/delivery fees and disposal fees if applicable.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:37 AM
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We list the each task of the job in great detail with a total price at the bottom
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:14 PM
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I show the labor cost also.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:25 AM
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Thanks for replies!
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:50 PM
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I show a complete detailed listing of work to be performed. Then I will show the completed price. I have found that when you start the detailed itemization, the client usually questions you more on what you are charging for your labor and supplies. Then you get the old I can by it cheaper myself or I don't make that kind of money per hour at my job. It has worked better for me anyway.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:15 AM
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I show a complete detailed listing of work to be performed. Then I will show the completed price. I have found that when you start the detailed itemization, the client usually questions you more on what you are charging for your labor and supplies. Then you get the old I can by it cheaper myself or I don't make that kind of money per hour at my job. It has worked better for me anyway.
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Yea, I have tried it both ways and your right, when they see details they start to question but it also depends on the customer too. The ones that question usually question whether you detail or not and usually have never worked hard in their lives or had everything handed to them.

Some people just don't understand the labor that goes into landscaping. Not to mention the time it takes driving all over town sometimes to find a plant or material etc..
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:23 PM
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Show them the plan and just give them a total price. Three times all materials works the best for me. Example 1 maple $150.00, 5 boxwood $125.00. 1 yard of mulch $25.00, 1 peat moss $18.00, 1 fertilizer $15.00. Total price would be $999.00. Only show them the plan, material list and total price.
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