detailed or less info on lawn and landscape estimates

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnsRUsInc., Feb 2, 2005.

  1. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    My question is who here gives lawn and landscape customers the detailed info on estimates ex.
    3 Trees -----------3x60=180
    Labor -------------5hrsx45=225
    OR no description ex.
    3 Trees installed---3x135=405
     
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    I never ever itemize labor. why would you want to?

    GEO :)
     
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    how would that go btw...something like: dig hole 3 feet deep. time-12 hrs. doughnuts-7. coffee-3/24oz cups. drag dog from back to front. drop in hole. cover with dirt.
     
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    That's all your potential clients need to go shopping

    3 Trees -----------3x60=180
    Labor -------------5hrsx45=225
    OR no description ex.
    3 Trees installed---3x135=405

    The estimate should look like this:

    (3) 6-7' B&B Cornus Kousa ( Chinese Dogwood ) Installed.
    Includes Pick up and delivery
    450.00
     
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    hey WEASEL BOY--did you get all the bottom shelves stocked today at your full time job?

    tomorrow you can use the step ladder and stock the shelves the rest of us use.

    GEO :laugh:
     
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i can't go up that high, it makes my nose bleed
     
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    Desciption of materials and work to be completed and then in big numbers $$$$$$$

    Mac
     
  8. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    The only price number on the proposal is the one that matches the one on the check they will write you.
     
  9. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    I break out materials and labor on bigger jobs (jobs over $2-3000)

    All plants $ xx.xx
    labor $ xx.xx


    On small stuff or bigger dollar where there are only a couple of items, it is one price including everything.

    Clean up work I give one price for the clean up and a second fee for disposal.

    ex. $500 for jungle taming, $75 for dump fee. Then I explain that the dump fee covers the time involved in getting there and unloading. Loading and taking it away is part of the $500. If I leave it at your curb you only save the $75. So far all have opted to have it removed.

    Hope that helps.

    I feel that less break down is better.
     

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