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  1. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    What’s up everyone, just wondering what you would be at cost wise for a spring cleanup, with aeration seed and fertilizer for these size houses. 50lb bag of seed is around $200. Houses are 3-5k square feet average. Thanks!
  2. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I have a client that wants 10 yards of pine straw to be removed and then 20 yards of mulch to go on top of it. What would y’all price that at?
  3. Professional Discussions
    I am a owner of a growing business and have been getting more attention from Stratas. What are some tips for giving yearly costs and or bidding for contracts to get them?
  4. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    For a small yard that's got a lot of leaves how much extra do you guys add to haul the leaves offsite? I'm bidding a smallish property that's let their leaves build up a bit. Would be like $150 or $175 (2.5 hours hopefully) to just pile them on curb. Just wondering because all of my previous...
  5. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I need to give a client a price for removing all the leaves on their property (town has curbside pickup so I just need to pile leaves on curb) This is not a client I've done lawn work with before (I did a pressure washing job for them this past summer) The lot is 0.32 acres and the house is...
  6. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hello everyone! I'm a soon-to-be new LCO considering targeting a fair number of mid-sized (1.5-4 acre) commercial properties for landscape maintenance services. Some of my reasons for so doing are listed in detail in this thread, so I won't get into them here. One aspect on which I am unclear...
  7. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I am still very “wet behind the ears” when it comes to this lawn care business. My question to you all is, do you guys set your rates the same regardless of the type of schedule,...monthly, biweekly, and weekly? Or do you look at it kind of like fleet sale discount,...the more you buy, the...
  8. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Ive got a job that has 2 dead ash trees that are 20-30 feet tall that need to be removed. Im curious what the price would be for cutting the trees ground level and leaving the stump vs cutting them down and removing the stump. The area is flat and the hauling would be easy, I would juat haul the...
  9. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I'm not even gonna lie. I need help with bidding this in the worst way, lol. I decided to stop in this housing development after receiving a Request For Bid on another property earlier this evening. I stopped at this house because I noticed the condition of the grass. The garage was open...
  10. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I'm about three years into my business am doing pretty well, but one of my biggest ongoing sources of frustration is the huge amount of time I waste going out to people's properties (for free) and then writing them up a detailed quote (for free) only to never hear from them again. It's standard...
  11. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    So I am bidding on a large residential property i charge by the dollar a minute cause that's where everyone else is around here and I dont want to be that guy and underbid anyone but also dont want to over charge. Anyway this property takes about 4 hours to mow trim and blow so I estimated it...
  12. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I've seen some great advice given out on this site, so i thought i would give this a shot. I'm a new, small operation geared towards residential, suburban type contracts. I got a call from this apartment complex, and if anything, this is a great excersize in learning to make competitive...
  13. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hey I need help bidding a job.im doing a land clearing job in NC. It’s about 300 acres and I need help on how much I should charge per acre and what kind of equipment I should need. It’s a really dense forst with many large trees and lots of brush.
  14. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    We’re looking for someone to give us some guidance in the lawn care industry. We’re a new start up father and son lawn care business in York County, South Carolina… We have a new 48” Wright ZTO, Trimmers, blowers, ect. I have also passed the Pesticide Core exam and now studying for the...
  15. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    When do you bid on commercial jobs in the early spring? Im in memphis TN. Spring hits us right around the mid to end of march. I know a few brand new buildings that are finished and have new turf down That has not been cut yet. What do I do to bid on the jobs?
  16. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Landscaping property maintenance company located in Southern New England looking for direction when it comes to bidding on commercial properties. Do i go into this like it is a residential customer or does pricing become different ? Also if anyone has any examples to setting up a commercial...
  17. Business Operations
    Totally new to this site. Quick introduction of myself: I work a full time job as well as live and work on our family grain/cattle farm in south eastern Indiana. Yes, very busy. I am 26 years old and looking to go full time self employed through the farm and this new business adventure. I have...
  18. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    This is a really big customer and I am in my first year of business, so it's a big deal for me to get this account. The mulch is to be installed in medians in a very very large parking lot. I'd say it's around 15,000 sqft total. I have no idea how much to charge. I would like to give them a bid...
  19. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    just trying to gain knowledge and get new ideas. In the past I used a clipboard with some formulas for stone, grass and mulch attached to it and a basic sheet for estimates. I just started using my Mac and added formulas and material list to my clipboard and glued a small calculator to it...
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