Christmas Lighting

NewLeaf

LawnSite Member
Location
Amarillo, Texas
Hello all!
Thinking about buying some Spools of lights & deco, for the christmas holiday.
Has any one done any Christmas decorations, ie: hanging lights, etc.
If so please advise on how to bid these types of jobs.:cool2:
 

David Gretzmier

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Fayetteville,AR
using bulk spools and lights, I charge 6.50 per foot sold, installed, taken down and I store at my warehouse the 1st year. includes everything. the 2nd year cost is half that for installed, taken down, and stored.
 
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NewLeaf

NewLeaf

LawnSite Member
Location
Amarillo, Texas
Thanx, I was thinking along those lines:clapping:
 

turf hokie

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Metro NY
Sell it as a service, same price every year. You own the lights. If they dont sign next year then use them somewhere else. $4-5 per foot per year. Install service, take down, store.
 
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NewLeaf

NewLeaf

LawnSite Member
Location
Amarillo, Texas
OK! Now what about having to go back & replace burned out lights, or strands have blown down....etc.? Do I include that as a service within the deal or not?:confused: :confused:
 

hotrod1965

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
SE Michigan
Our price includes going back and fixing any issues. We leave some spare bulbs for easy fixes. We get $4 per foot and charge 70% the next year. We also charge a $35 delivery/gas charge.
 

turf hokie

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Metro NY
We include all service calls.
 

David Gretzmier

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Fayetteville,AR
we do 6.50 per foot first year, 3.25 per foot 2nd and 3rd year, etc. service calls are included first 3 years, and all broken and burned out bulbs are included at time of install. service calls in year 4, 5, 6, etc, are $85 for first 30 minutes for 2 guys. all our per foot charges include install, takedown, storage at our facility, cords, clips, timers, everything. the c-9 cord should give you a 20 year life if put up after Oct. 1st and taken down before Feb. 1st. good bulbs should last aprox 3000 hours, but we break alot at install and takedown. Don't buy c-9 cord from Action Lighting, the sockets fail alot even in first year.
 
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NewLeaf

NewLeaf

LawnSite Member
Location
Amarillo, Texas
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