Sound Reasonable?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by WenzelOSLLC, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. WenzelOSLLC

    WenzelOSLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've been asked to give an estimate on a commercial property owned by one of my client's siblings. The property is a little of my normal service area so my normal pricing would put me at a loss. Just wanted to see if it sounds reasonable to you guys.

    Property is 16k. Going with a 5 app program with granular fertilizer/PreM and liquid broadleaf. Right now I'm going solo but I've included the cost of an employee because I plan on hiring this summer.
    My math puts me at about $550.00 for the season. Would you as a client find this reasonable?
     
  2. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Around here...No. Too high.
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  3. WenzelOSLLC

    WenzelOSLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    So I was looking over the spreadsheet I whipped up this afternoon to make calculations easier and detailed; turns out I made a mistake when writing the equation for my time on site (80 Minutes seems a little long). Brought my estimate down to about $300. MUCH closer to what some of my other estimates were when done by hand. :rolleyes:
     
  4. WildLake

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
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    My price would be very close to your first price. Thats without adding for the extra drive time.
     
  5. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    I believe your new price of $300 is right on target. No way will you get $6.87/k around here.
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  6. WenzelOSLLC

    WenzelOSLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the input. I got the property and they asked me to look at their house as well. Gave them a bid of $280 which they accepted and even said was $50 dollars less than TGCL. Would have been nice to know that before. :rolleyes:

    It is a little bit nicer part of town but another client closer to my main area with a similar property got quoted the same price be TGCL as I gave them. Good to know that they're willing to spend a little more across town.
     
  7. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    omg less then cl should have went with the first bid
     
  8. McFarland_Lawn_Care

    McFarland_Lawn_Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ya, I'd be closer to $650 for around here...congrats on the job!!! Great sized lawn too.
     
  9. WenzelOSLLC

    WenzelOSLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was shocked. Either way I'll be making a profit, just good to know I could put an extra couple dollars in my pocket.
     
  10. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    280? For 1/4 acre 5 apps? Have fun going broke.
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