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Has anyone created an estimating spreadsheet??

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by tejas241, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. tejas241

    tejas241 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Hi all, and once again thank you for your time!

    I am new to the business, do it on the side to supplement my income as a fireman. Hopefully i would not be viewed as a "scrub", my work is professional and i take it seriously!

    I was wondering if any of you had a spreadsheet you created to help estimate jobs???? And if so, would you share it?

    I have been trying to create one... but it is not going well at all. :realmad:
  2. tejas241

    tejas241 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Here is what i came up with so far... and yeah i know it is lacking!
  3. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I'd say so.

  4. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Not being funny here, but do a search using "estimate spreadsheet". If I remember correctly, CaptainDing (???) had a good sheet. Good Luck.
  5. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    Here is a file that I have used to keep track of how a job is going during and after the job. It showed me how much money(capital) I was tying up on a job and exactly how much I was making. This is my work and I give permission to anyone to use it for their own business, I hope it is useful to someone. Any reccomendations or changes are welcome and feel free to PM or email me with any questions on how to use it.

    Attached Files:

  6. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    after you have figured out how the formulas work , it is fairly simple to do. But this one would be a good pattern to work from. There are several things I can do with the sheet as far as adding overhear percentages and figuring your REAL profit margin. Good Luck!
  7. tejas241

    tejas241 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Thank you start2finish, that is very generous, and you do EXCELLENT work.

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