I went to do an estimate for a cleanup/lawn maintenance job today. I can not believe the price that the current LCO gave these people. First, they are very unhappy with the service(when the guy shows up). When he does trim he wacks their roses, etc. Anyway, the guy told these folks that he would clean up the back yard of brush, weeds, saplings, etc. for $100. They said go for it. He was supposed to do this last fall. He didn't do it. Then he was supposed to do it this spring. He didn't do it. We went to go look at it today. Must be an entire day worth of work for a three man crew. My wife called the gentleman back to let him know what he was up against, that the property should have never been left to such neglect, and that we would do what we could to work with them. The guy told Christy that it had been a couple of years since something has been done. She did not give him a price yet, because I did not prepare the proposal, but she did make it known that it was going to be a quite a bit more. I feel bad for the guy (a bit), I can only imagine the shock when he hears $600 - $750 for the entire project. I called my foreman to let him know about it. His response "That is exactly the type of company that we have been losing business too. When he realizes he can't do it for that price, he just doesn't do it. Then they call us and freak out when we tell them what it really will cost." Go figure. Sorry so long. I just could not believe that someone would quote a price that far out of the ballpark.