Do you guys ever charge per flower flat?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by joshua74133, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. joshua74133

    joshua74133 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    I'm bidding on a job and i always figure by the job but this HOA wants to know what i charge per flat.

    what do you guys charge?
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,256

    How many per flat? Mine come with 18- 3" square at a cost of $12.50 to me and an installed price of $25-$30 depending on how many and full scope of the project.
  3. garciajj612

    garciajj612 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I always charge $30 per flat if its more than 15 but we knock them out pretty quick and I get them for$9 per 18 4" flats
  4. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,372

    Material and labor. If they need any more information than that, don't waste your time, you can't afford to.
    easy-lift guy
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,592

    Guess you haven't bid many sites with a lot of flowers they want to know in the contract how much per flat. That allows them a way to compare one company bid to another.
  6. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    My customers don't have time for price games. Since the actual profit margin on annuals here in SW Florida is pretty low to start out with I have a pretty good idea what my profit margin is to be made. I work to earn a profit, my customers already know that.
    easy-lift guy
  7. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,109

    The same goes for much....gotta big condo community estimate and they want a line item for flowers per tray and much per bag and then hourly charge for extra labor
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  8. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,076

    Old post, but I just got asked to install annuals for a bid also. How big of an area dos a flat cover. Petunias is what was asked for. Does any one have a formula per square feet? Is the norm to bid it a a per flat basis?

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