Christmas Lighting

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by NewLeaf, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. NewLeaf

    NewLeaf LawnSite Member
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    Hello all!
    Thinking about buying some Spools of lights & deco, for the christmas holiday.
    Has any one done any Christmas decorations, ie: hanging lights, etc.
    If so please advise on how to bid these types of jobs.:cool2:
     
  2. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    using bulk spools and lights, I charge 6.50 per foot sold, installed, taken down and I store at my warehouse the 1st year. includes everything. the 2nd year cost is half that for installed, taken down, and stored.
     
  3. NewLeaf

    NewLeaf LawnSite Member
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    Thanx, I was thinking along those lines:clapping:
     
  4. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sell it as a service, same price every year. You own the lights. If they dont sign next year then use them somewhere else. $4-5 per foot per year. Install service, take down, store.
     
  5. NewLeaf

    NewLeaf LawnSite Member
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    OK! Now what about having to go back & replace burned out lights, or strands have blown down....etc.? Do I include that as a service within the deal or not?:confused: :confused:
     
  6. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Our price includes going back and fixing any issues. We leave some spare bulbs for easy fixes. We get $4 per foot and charge 70% the next year. We also charge a $35 delivery/gas charge.
     
  7. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    We include all service calls.
     
  8. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    we do 6.50 per foot first year, 3.25 per foot 2nd and 3rd year, etc. service calls are included first 3 years, and all broken and burned out bulbs are included at time of install. service calls in year 4, 5, 6, etc, are $85 for first 30 minutes for 2 guys. all our per foot charges include install, takedown, storage at our facility, cords, clips, timers, everything. the c-9 cord should give you a 20 year life if put up after Oct. 1st and taken down before Feb. 1st. good bulbs should last aprox 3000 hours, but we break alot at install and takedown. Don't buy c-9 cord from Action Lighting, the sockets fail alot even in first year.
     
  9. (wi) Roots

    (wi) Roots LawnSite Member
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    The understanding of power is the first step. Second, Insurance! Need I say more?
     
  10. NewLeaf

    NewLeaf LawnSite Member
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    Ahhhhh.......What?:confused:
     

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