How do you estimate smaller jobs? ($3-8k) I've been mulling over my process because I'm having a hard time getting estimates back to people in a timely manner. My Process: 1-Customer calls and books estimate time 2-I do site visit for landscaping estimates (3 days of the week as organized as possible in 45 minute time slots) (excluding lawn maint quotes which are done via satellite) 3-I meaure and record the job proportions 4-Once I'm back at my office I do a small scaled drawing and price out the work which usually takes me 1-2 hours per estimate. Anything over 2 hours I bill for. 5-I email or mail a copy of the drawing and price to the customer and then wait for feedback. So what I'm asking is- 1- Do you think I should be spending so much time on a basic estimate? 2- Would a verbal ballpark price cut it? 3- Does anyone use triplicate onsite to give an immediate price and unscaled drawing? Ideas or feedback would be appreciated.