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spring clean up

growinandmowin

LawnSite Member
Location
som/hunt, NJ
i recently gave a estimate of $360 to a customer for a spring clean up. it included leaf removal, three large piles of branches to be removed, 3 christmas trees already cut down removed, and a couple of large logs to be taken away. well for me i have no where to dispose of these items except the local dump.$ i figured it would take me a good 8 hrs to complete including loading and dumping. the customer said i was way too high. i know some people want DEALS. but i didnt think that was unreasonable. i am new to the clean up end of things. any opinions are appreciated.
 

Artistic Blooms

LawnSite Member
Location
Fenton, MI
how much leaf removal? will you be doing alot of raking or using a leaf blower? how many bags do you expect to fill? will you be the only one on the job? does anything have to be done to the logs first,like cutting to aid in removal?
 

SLAM

LawnSite Member
Location
CT
I think your price is very reasonable. A days labor plus fuel, dump costs, insurance costs, and everything else I think you may even be low. The one thing I learned is never lower your price. It is what it is. Walk away and tell them if they change their mind give you a call.
 

charlies

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
earth
seems reasonable to me.


sounds like you could be taking a full load to the dump.
 

Ol'time Lawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NJ
watch your pricing. too cheap. and sounds like you need a helper,,how may yards of crap do they have , how much can your trailor haul, think about all this when you give estimate if you lose it, just move on to the next,they will find lil john to dump it in the woods for them!lol
 
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