Helping others

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by pjslawncare/landscap, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Got a call from a builder I know real well. This guys helped me in getting many other jobs. Went over and started putting his yard in his newest home and he came out and did most the raking. We shot the sh-t a lot and still managed to do it in 4 hours. He hasent decided on seed or straw so we only graded it. What should I charge

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  2. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. Chuck Sigmon

    Chuck Sigmon LawnSite Member
    from N. C.
    Messages: 12

    Sounds to me like you answered your own question. Perhaps you just made the first installment on paying him back. Reaping the rewards of friendship sometimes surpasses monitory gains.
  4. snap12.5

    snap12.5 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 288

    Just wondering- the utility boxes in the back - are they on the property line or in the middle of the back yard? i cant really tell by the pics. how do u plan to hide them?
    What ideas do u have as far as trees/shrubs/perennials/accent boulders???
  5. aries

    aries LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 334

    What type of equipment do you use to grade off the property? Looks Nice
  6. newleaflandscape

    newleaflandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    for only four hours of your time, if he gets you alot of worked I would call it good. Hell I have spent four hours of wasted time on customers that dont end up hiring me more times then I could ever count
  7. rather be mowin

    rather be mowin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I would only charge him for any material outlay and give up your time as a show of appreciation for his help with your business.
  8. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    I would imagine...that if he has helped you before, going over and helping him will get you even more work. Sounds like you will make more money not charging him, than charging him.
  9. ks921

    ks921 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    "Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours". Charge only for labor. The job looks great! You could shoot a marble across it...smooth.
  10. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    ditto ditto and ditto

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