Invoice Breakdown

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by willie1227, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. willie1227

    willie1227 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I have my first small mulch job this week. It is 3 yds installed and delivered for 150$. My question is how do you guys typically break this down on an invoice/Bill ?

    My price for the mulch is 18$ per yrd. My price for the bid is based on what Ive seen many on Lawnsite do, $50 per yrd installed.

    Do you guys run a breakdown like 3x18=$54 Material and than another line for labor =$96. Im afraid a customer would look at that and say whoa!! your making $33 per hour and that is outrageous.

    I also have a small shrub trim job on the same property that would take maybe 30 minutes. How would you guys invoice and bill that?

    Thanks, Willie
     
  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,041

    Hi willie1227,

    That sounds proper. Quantity, Description and Price.
     
  3. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    We invoice the same way we quote to the customer. If it is a lump sum quote, thats how it reads on the invoice.

    Doug
    Austreim Landscaping
     
  4. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 824

    Lump sum. "3 yds. mulch delivered & installed"----------$150
     
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    thats how we do it.

    we take the total cost of material, usually multiply it x 2.5 or 3 and bill them. I like the latter #
     
  6. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    To the customer it is shown as one service:
    3 yards of mulch delivered and installed - $150

    to our records, we break it down to help with pricing

    3 yards mulch - $54
    installation & labor - $96
     
  7. willie1227

    willie1227 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Thanks guys! I thought that was how most of you were doing it. I do not think the customers quite understand what is involved in this buisness. They are just focusing in on what they think is an extremely high wage per hour. Nevermind all the other expenses we have to pay to do this job in a legal/professional way.
     
  8. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    When they have their car fixed, the garage charges them 60-70 per hour and the mechanic probably gets 15 or so.


    Doug
    Austreim landscaping
     
  9. Tim Canavan

    Tim Canavan LawnSite Member
    from Houston
    Posts: 218

    price is labor included. 3 yards and under - 60.00 per yard.
     
  10. niceguy

    niceguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    We charge 55 per yard regardless of one yard or fifty (Dbl. Schredded) 63 for dyed
     

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