First estimate ever! yippie

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Davis Lawn Mowing LLC., Mar 22, 2004.

  1. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    First estimate being in the business is going out tomorrow. Got an email this morning about a woman who needs mowing done for the year and am going over tomorrow morning for the estimate. I know the area pretty well, right up the street from where my grandma lives so it should be no problem at all. I have decided I am going to use the 1/4 acre increment method with $25 as the base going up to $40 per acre. I decided the $20 stop fee and $1/1000 sq ft might be a little much in this area of Michigan. Wish me luck guys! I am gonna hopefully get my logo posted today as well. :blob3:
     
  2. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    good luck, and make sure to charge enough for you to make what you need to.
    The first one is special, you'll always rememeber her, I mean it :D
     
  3. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Good luck greatlakes!!
     
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    yes, the first one is special, you always remember her, then you get the next 50, and realize they're a dime a dozen. good luck, and price right.
     
  5. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    Thanks fellas. I just might give her a discount for being my first customer not a member of my immediate family. Her yard is going to be very small, I know the neighborhood very well. The lawns are very small up there in her neck of the woods.
     
  6. cutnitclose

    cutnitclose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    good luck great lakes....... You'll do fine......
     
  7. BrianK10

    BrianK10 LawnSite Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 252

    Best Of Luck.

    Brian
     
  8. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    Thanks guys. :p
     
  9. competitiveimageland

    competitiveimageland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    congradulations hope to hear how it went
     
  10. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    I will come back and let everyone know if I got it. I sure hope I do, a lot of older people live in this area of town and all have easy lawns. Hell, my grandmothers lawn takes 15 minutes with a push mower since she had a new garage put in and it needed a burm since she lives on a hill. Knocked down my mowing from 30 minutes to about 15. Could probably get a few $25 lawns and get 4-5 of them done in an hour-hour and half depending on trimming. Easy $100 an hour or so.
     

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