What do u use when giving a estimate?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by mikefromny, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. mikefromny

    mikefromny LawnSite Member
    Posts: 224

    what do u write on ? anybody got any samples ?
  2. DistLawns

    DistLawns LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 120

    I made up a simple form. Its a template that I just fill in the blanks with an estimate with a pen.
  3. 4x4Jim

    4x4Jim LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    I made up mine, heres a sample.

    Attached Files:

  4. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,275

    Spend some time designing one in excel. It needs to have everything that you need. Name, Address, Phone, Date....everything. Put your logo on it. Spend some time with it, your customers are going to look at it. If its too simple they are going to wonder if you are a real business. I print mine in triplicate. I would post mine, but I spent too much time designing it, to just give away.
  5. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 939

  6. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 588

    Thanks for your reply but I think your form is hosted on a site that most are not authorized to view.

    I just know I wasnt.

  7. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 939

    Maybe this works. I Know it's not much, but this estimate works for me.
    The bottom says:prices are subject to change due to availability of material at the time of this estimate. Extra material & labor involved to complete job will be added on if needed. It's a little blurry because I scanned the image.

  8. dsmrolla06

    dsmrolla06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 305

    I just made one of mine up. If someone would like to scan it or put it in a zip file ill send it to you.
  9. mikefromny

    mikefromny LawnSite Member
    Posts: 224

    thanks guys for the input!
  10. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Is is my first and only estimate form. For $50 at Office Depot you can get 250 2-part carbonless copies made. I am still on the first 250. I will surely redesign it when it comes time. I don't get hardly anybody inquire about the packages.


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