Help on quotes

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by hardworkingals, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. hardworkingals

    hardworkingals LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Hello everybody,

    Us hard working women in North Texas need some help on pricing a job. A client of ours had a tree cut due to bag worms, and the guy that did it just left the branches piled up on the side of house. City of Fort Worth has now issued a citation to her to get rid of. She has asked us to take care of it for her. How should we bid this job? 51ft.long, 6ft.tall, and depth of about 4ft. From a fruitless Mulberry. Can anyone help?? We were told $400-500 for job. Does that sound right?

    Thanks in advance

    P.S. Are ya'll loving the weather like we are?!hehe::sleeping:
  2. LiquidLand

    LiquidLand LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    Hi there-personal opinion would be to rent a chipper and mulch it up-mulberry makes great mulch-charge 2x chipper rental+40p/hr per man(or woman)for time - love the weather here in FLA!!!
    BGI Pine Island
    Nursery Mgr.
  3. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    Cant you just float it down the street or something, with all that rain you guys are getting?
    Maybe some indians could help carve a canoe or something. LOL.
  4. bobcat52

    bobcat52 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    one factor that i use when i price a job is whether or not i really want to do it. for example, this one lady wanted me to clean up her little dog's huge poops off the living room carpet; i'm not a big fan of shoveling poops, so i gave her a huge estimate like $140... she wasn't a big fan of that... she said her son would do it for free... i said good luck with that...
  5. wannabamower

    wannabamower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    I agree with BOBCAT52. I usually charge $30 per hour in a job like that. So I don't under price my self to bad if something takes long than I plan for. I think it depends on the customer, we you are located, and how bad you want to do the job.

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