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FIrst Job bid help!!

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Clay Hodge, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. ggb6259

    ggb6259 LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 283

    None taken, it was meant to be funny...
     
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  2. Jake the grass guy

    Jake the grass guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    welcome buddy.
     
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  3. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,864

    This is the time of year to think about your pricing and raising same. Remember inflation is running at 2+ percent each year so if you don't keep up you slowly fall behind.
     
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  4. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,368

    I'd be at $105-120 weekly. The customer is not going to want weeds and grass growing up through the stone parking areas, so you'll need to treat, or trim frequently. I've had my little people helping for years, you don't want a trimmer in their hands over gravel, or the landscaped beds, and along that rock creek bed. During growing season, you'll need to trim all those under tree beds weekly. You also have grass right up to the house, so careful timing required there also. One week you'd be there solo 2 hours, the next week it may take 2.25 hours + to give the beds a clean edge . There's a ton of bed weeding also, is that part of the bid? Don't forget about the fallen branch pickup, there will be a considerable amount of time on this property. Also, is there big mower access to the fenced area by the pool? If not, mower change is also going to be needed.
     
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  5. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,368

    What are the white things around the outhouse?
     
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  6. Hayduke

    Hayduke LawnSite Senior Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 299

    Gnomes? Oompa Loompas? Where do you find these little people and do they work hard?
     
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  7. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,368

    Fortunately my wife gave birth to a couple, and friends asked me to put a couple of theirs to work. The OP's 1st post mentioned he wanted to work with his son, and a fine young man was in his pictures. I'm all for putting kids to work, just keep them safe and well trained for specific jobs. Here the AC's have unprotected wires along with surface cable lines. The little persons can run trimmers just fine, but don't have the strength to keep it level and away from fragile exposed things.
     
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  8. paulsgrass

    paulsgrass Banned
    Messages: 380

    They are a pain to cut around and even mow to trim under.
     
  9. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,864

    I see these everywhere-parents just can't say no. What they don't know and will find out the hard way is that they had better inform their insurance company about this-they don't like them and will try to not pay out if it is not listed on the policy. Unless an insurance estimator visited the property and noted it prior to policy issue or renewal these SOBs will try anything not to pay.
     
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  10. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,933

    This ones not even full sized. Your making bigger deal then what it is.
     

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