Need an idea on estimating price

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by KC_Rainman83, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. KC_Rainman83

    KC_Rainman83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I have a yard I cut. All I have ever done was cut it. Homeowner asked if I could take a bush/shrub out. Not sure exactly what type the ugly thing is but would be a easy job. Basically i can pull it out by hand(roots and all). looks like a bunch of stems coming out of the ground stands about 4-5ft high 12-15ft round. Ive never bid on a job like this so i need an idea how much everyone else bids something similiar like this for. Thanks!
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Pull it out when you go cut the lawn and charge them 20- bucks if only going take 10 minutes,
  3. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,017

    Put a chain around it and yank it out with your truck. It won't even take 5 minutes from start to finish. If they have been a good customer for awhile I wouldn't even charge them.
  4. KC_Rainman83

    KC_Rainman83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    thanks for your input. much appreciated
  5. DalesLanscaping

    DalesLanscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    Something that easy I have to agree with Creative that the little bit of money would would get from the job is not worth it but the FREE KARMA and advertising you will get from it may be a lot more.

    Jobs like that I always joke with my clients and say something How about a pizza or hoagie and I do it. I have a lot of LONG time clients so they would probably bring me out luch if I showed up on a Saturday or cook me a hamburger on the grill if I stopped by. Just good customer care goes a long way.
  6. sealcutter

    sealcutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Messages: 255

    I agree, even if it is $20 never give your services away. It can start a bad trend with some customers I don't care how long you had them.

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