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First estimate ever! yippie

Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

LawnSite Member
Location
Owosso, MI
First estimate being in the business is going out tomorrow. Got an email this morning about a woman who needs mowing done for the year and am going over tomorrow morning for the estimate. I know the area pretty well, right up the street from where my grandma lives so it should be no problem at all. I have decided I am going to use the 1/4 acre increment method with $25 as the base going up to $40 per acre. I decided the $20 stop fee and $1/1000 sq ft might be a little much in this area of Michigan. Wish me luck guys! I am gonna hopefully get my logo posted today as well. :blob3:
 

twins_lawn_care

LawnSite Senior Member
good luck, and make sure to charge enough for you to make what you need to.
The first one is special, you'll always rememeber her, I mean it :D
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
yes, the first one is special, you always remember her, then you get the next 50, and realize they're a dime a dozen. good luck, and price right.
 
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Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

LawnSite Member
Location
Owosso, MI
Thanks fellas. I just might give her a discount for being my first customer not a member of my immediate family. Her yard is going to be very small, I know the neighborhood very well. The lawns are very small up there in her neck of the woods.
 
good luck great lakes....... You'll do fine......
 
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Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

LawnSite Member
Location
Owosso, MI
Thanks guys. :p
 
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Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

LawnSite Member
Location
Owosso, MI
I will come back and let everyone know if I got it. I sure hope I do, a lot of older people live in this area of town and all have easy lawns. Hell, my grandmothers lawn takes 15 minutes with a push mower since she had a new garage put in and it needed a burm since she lives on a hill. Knocked down my mowing from 30 minutes to about 15. Could probably get a few $25 lawns and get 4-5 of them done in an hour-hour and half depending on trimming. Easy $100 an hour or so.
 
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