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Thinking of getting into building

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by PatriotLandscape, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    I have a customer who asked me to build her a new house. She is a long time customer and has a lot of trust in me. We have been mowing her lawn and pruning her shrubs for years and we always have done a good job. My question is can someone help me put together the proposal? We aren't getting plans drawn up to save some cash on the job. Anyone have any ideas on how I should charge?

    what color paint do you guys use?
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  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,576

    ok, let me get this straight.

    She wants to build a house, but doesn't want to have any plans?? How on earth will you get a building permit for this????

    Is this a trick topic?! Are you mocking the mowing guys?!
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    i would build a model out of toothpicks first! tht way u can use it as a reference when framing the house.
  4. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,576

    I bet you've built houses before. Just not any with yellow walls, so that's why you need help?

    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011
  6. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,165

    Why not just marry her, let her move in with you and then purchase new equipment with the money you saved her?
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  7. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    I like cat yellow for a color...the new yellow not the old one
  8. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,245

    :laugh: Now there is some good thinkin'! Way to have your priorities in order.
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Subscribed! I want to hear how this joke ends.

  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    We do new construction and step 1 is a plan......

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