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How to bill?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dirt Boy, May 31, 2008.

  1. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 489

    Guys/Gals:
    First time I have taken over maintenance for an apartment complex, not the biggest but....

    I've replaced bad spray heads, it's got lots of those, fixed a pipe with a landscape spike stuck through it for several years, and now it's the end of the month.

    Do you bill for time & material?
    Do you charge a set amount per head? Some heads are simply screw out old, screw in new, some more complicated.

    Any of your help would be appreciated, trying to be fair. And I don't want to start doing it one way, and then try to change it to a different way.
     
  2. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,690

    Monthly fee includes check ups, programming, etc...

    T/M on all repairs. Done. Simple.
     
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,185

    Time and materials.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,094

    Ditto, if it's a commercial account & the repairs are serious ( backflow, clock)
    I always let the client know to get ready for a heavy billing.
     
  5. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 489

    OK, thanks for the input, that's the way I was leaning.

    Another question: How much do you charge for a monthly fee for check up, programming, etc.
    I know it will vary a lot, but I'm still interested.

    Thanks again
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,094

     
  7. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,690

    our cheapest comm account is 1k, irrig only.
     

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