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Church Estimate #3

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    Hey, I need your guys help again, lol..

    grass only

    Southside of building - 1500 sq feet
    Northside of building - 8475 sq feet
    Eastside of building - 2800 sq feet

    Total = 12775 sq feet of grass

    - $70 ?

    City Side - 1980 only on northside of building


    (1) 11 x 29 x 6 - dwarf hinoki
    (1) 30 x 5 x 4 - willow oak
    (1) 6 x 5 x 4 - willow oak

    - $160?

    Garden Beds

    (5) 6" all around - just maintenance, ie) leaf, debris removal.

    - $160
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    dam Alpine you want us to do the work also LOL

  3. randosh4

    randosh4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 179

    He is hopeful
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    hey now, you're suppose to help a fellow in the green industry :p
  5. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    Grass only..does this mean no edging, trimming? Bagging also?

    The hedge sizes you have listed are a bit confusing. Are these length, width and height in feet?

    Also you need to set a price per hour for hedge/shrub and landscape bed work and apply it to all accounts that you bid. Then try to estimate how many hours the hedge trimming will take. This will enable you bid the hedges on a yearly basis (3 trimmings). You'll find that the more hedge trimming you do the faster and better you get. Try to find out from some of the local LCO's what they charge per hour for this kind of work. Try to stay as close to their rates as possible and you'll get more work than you can handle. I find that a lot of LCO's don't do hedge and shrub work and that leaves a lot of $ out there for someone to make.

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,129

    These Church Estimate threads remind of this guy who mows in my area. Won't tell ya the name of his biz, but it's Christian related and his motto is "Will mow til Jesus comes". My motto should be, "will mow til the beer runs out!!"
  7. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    Lol .. Yes lawn care includes edging, trimming, blowing!

    (h)11 x (l)29 x (w)6

  8. juststarting023

    juststarting023 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    I think they have given you plenty of help already alpine this is like the 3 thread Ive seen on this subject. Just bid the job already, if you know your overhead and what you need to make an hour to make it in this biz then you should know what to bid.If you dont know your overhead then I suggest you sit down and figure it out then you will know what to bid, it really all just comes down to time to do the job and how much you want to make.
  9. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,373

  10. Willis

    Willis LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    Hedges- Hourly estimate
    Leaf removal- Hourly estimate
    Lawn mow, trim, edge, blow and go.
    $20 stop fee $1 per thou
    Or to bag it $20 stop fee and $2 per thou.


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