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1st Estimate of the Year

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Ocean Side, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Ocean Side

    Ocean Side LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Well I just my first multi service estimate of a 1/2 acre property, the property is littered with pine tree's, There wasn't any clean up done in the fall, so you can only imagine. I quoted 400 for a clean up, the owner thought that was reasonable, quoted 100 for 100' of bed edging, he didn't say anything about that. The dark mahogany mulch though he thought was allot installed at 75, and I would be taking out the old as well at that rate. It is a 5yard job, am I to high? what are some thoughts? I don't want to start in the habit of cutting down prices when I could do it for 65 a yard and still be doing OK. Thoughts would be great!
  2. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    You could do $65, but I'd keep the 75. Depending on the customer I normally charge $70.
  3. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    $75 since you are also removing the old mulch...
  4. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    Yes, $75.00 since the old mulch has to go. Don't lower your price...he's getting you to do one thing...you'll be doing the rest in good time.

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