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Pricing a clean-up

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by johnnybravo8802, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 2,313

    I looked at a job today to clean up a residence. This same person awarded me a contract for his daycare a couple of wks. ago. He's having some sod installed at his hs. and plans to let me have his house for a contract and maybe a couple of rental properties also. His yard is about 1/2-3/4 acre and has a pool. Basically, the wife used to maintain it and it has been severly neglected for the last couple of yrs. They went nuts with the plant material. It's one of those homes where they seem to have two of every plant species in the world, flower beds everywhere-all around the pool and hs. and everything needs severe pruning. The yard will need mowing and some major edging to the flower beds + pulling tons of weeds. I'll probably suggest pulling out all the old straw and replacing with fresh materials. I plan to use one guy to help and predict us being there a full day. Any suggestions on price would be greatly appreciated.:)
  2. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    A little tuff really without pics ? Weve done clean-ups from $50.00- $2000. So i really cant give you an honest price.
  3. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 2,313

    I guess I'd have to go by two men for a day-8hrs.
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    MAN What's the deal with People wanting to Set the price another company should make ??????/

    These Q's Are driving me CrAzY.......

    I'll tell ya as soon as you tell me What color is my Truck !!!
  5. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 564

  6. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

  7. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 2,313

    Bahiaa-Are you on the wrong thread?
  8. Ted Bell

    Ted Bell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    You really need to price the labor cost, add profit margin and go from there. That is the way I price all my fall, winter and spring cleanups.

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