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Bid Too High?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Team-Green L&L, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    Client made me question my bid, need reassurance:

    (9) Tree Removals (5 pines (dead) 1 Cedar (65') 2 Maples (dead) (35')
    (5) Trimmings (flush to tree at 30-40' elevation)
    All debris removed

    It's on a wooded property on a hill. No other issues in removal.
    We bid under $4000, but not much under. The customer got "sticker shock" saying it was the highest out of 3. I couldn't believe that. Anyone have an opinion

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  2. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    Just a couple more trees to go. These are all being removed.

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  3. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    Was this in Morrow??? Just dropping and cutting up and leaving it for the customer to do with as they please probably about 2800-3350...Hard to say even with pictures which aren't the sharpest...but then again I have my bucket truck and if I can use it it would be MUCH cheaper than that...
  4. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 323

    I would say between 2900-3300. Can you just drop them or are some to close to the house. Do you have a crane, chipper, big chip box or a log hualer? Are you insured for tree work?
  5. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    No clearance for trucks, must be climbed. The property is a historical landmark, but not in Morrow. There's also little clearance for a fall. Yes, our insurance covers tree work. We operate as a gen. contractor and carry 1 Mil. in insurance under 2 seperate policies.

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