Mulching Bid Sheet

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by LHSlawnman86, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. LHSlawnman86

    LHSlawnman86 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 153

    I have the opportunity to bid a fairly large mulching job next week. I have never done much mulching and I would like to see some examples of your invoices that include materials and labor. I have tried doing many searches but I just can't come up with what I am looking for.


  2. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,275

    Most people have a standardized estimate sheet that they use for everything. Now would be a good time to design one. I would suggest going to office max and picking up a few of their different stardard ones that they carry. And then changing it to match what you do. Mulching is always part of a project for me. If I was to put just mulching on my invoice it would go under other items....and it would not be seperated by material and labor, it would be one cost.
  3. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    Don't know if you can make this out.

  4. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I just made one on a sheet I use to use. But now I have a real program that has estimates on it. It even has a mulch calculator built in. (lawnprosoftware) Its a great little program best of all it was under 60 bucks:usflag:
  5. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,733

    Just make one in Works or Excel. Here is one that you can have if you want.

  6. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    o-so-n-so has a nice looking invoice. Our's is similar but we don't break down the pricing that much. Our's would say 'Apply Preen pre emergent herbicide to plant bed. Furnish and install 50 cubic yards bark mulch. Total $xxxx.' The more we break down the price into separate components the greater the chance the customer will question our pricing.
  7. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    My invoice is from Gopher software. I estimate the same as the invoice so that everything is counted for. It allows me to charge when a customer tries to pile on while on the job site. I used to estimate by the seat of my pants and got hammered several times, then I started breaking everything down...If i measure the job correctly...then my estimate will be right on...if I used less materials than estimated...I don't charge for what I didn't use..If more, I charge for what I use. This helps me manage and cost out jobs better so I know exactly what I made in profits.

    That template that ECS has would make a nice "in the field" worksheet. Very Good stuff......
  8. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,733

    Anyone that wants it, can have it. Just fill in the empty spaces and your information will be done. Great estimate sheet right on down to the amount of fuel to do the job.
  9. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi LHSlawnman86 and o-so-n-so,

    The scan looked good. I could see everything. Thanks for thinking of us. Also, you can download free invoice templates as well here.

    With background images like this.

    There are about a dozen other free ones as well. I hope they help.

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  10. ripple

    ripple LawnSite Member
    Posts: 205

    Since we are on the Gopher topic ....quick question.
    Can I import my logo into gopher so all of my estimates invoices etc have my logo?
    And does gopher work well with Quickbooks or are they too similar?

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