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Pricing spring clean ups

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ron, Mar 28, 2001.

  1. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,354

    Your price is WAY to low. The tree companies up here get $330 to cut and $100 to dispose of per tree. Weeding will take at least 6-8 hrs alone! Your bid should be for a min of 20hrs!
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    I guess that would be me, since the heaviest thing Ive lifted all winter would be a 40 oz. and a pkg of Ho-Ho's -LMAO.

    Glad Im starting clean ups on Monday so that by May I can be the king of the scrubs again to qouote Stone.:)

    Good Luck this season!
  3. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    "Weeding will take at least 6-8 hrs alone! "

    Maybe I mis-read the question, but what weeding was being spec'd?
  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    If you put the bid in already why are you asking now? I think it is low myself, just completed a job with 14 plantings, a few plant moves, and minor clean up with one load removed and it was $975, I'm sure I would have bid more on this job.

    Were they excited when they got the bid?
  5. ron

    ron LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    Whew I just finished up this job started Friday Morning around 8;30am worked to 1:30p then started up again sat at 9;00 am and finished up at 1:40pm total time 9 hrs 40 min for one man... hey thanks for all your info...
  6. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006


    What type of tools did u use to do that job? Just curious because that seems like an awful lot of work to accomplish in 9 hours with one man.
  7. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    Even if all you used were a hand rake chain saw hand pruners and pitchfork this was a gravy job for those familiar with what they are bidding on.

    [Edited by thelawnguy on 04-01-2001 at 11:00 PM]
  8. Chopper Lover

    Chopper Lover LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 288


    Now that you are done do you feel like you bid properly or do you feel you cut yourself to low?

  9. kroll

    kroll LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    ron if you work that fast And hard all the time I've got a job for you.LOL how old are you?
  10. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    It sounds like for you, you bid the job right, be glad you submitted the bid BEFORE you posted the question here.

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