Trying to please a new customer

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by Finishpro, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Finishpro

    Finishpro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Hey guys I have a new neighbor that I approached about doing his lawn maintenance. He signed on but he wants me to power wash and either stain or brighten his fence(depends on the cost). The fence is 5 foot tall 3" dog eared cedar pickets and he wants both sides done a total of 600 linear feet can anyone shoot me a price for each one for power washing one for spraying the brightener and for stain. Thanks
  2. precisionpower

    precisionpower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    For cleaning and staining, not including cost of stain, you want to gross around 1.25 -1.75 per sq. ft.
  3. Finishpro

    Finishpro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Do you mean linear foot because $1.75 sq ft for 600ft x 5ft would be over $5000.00 dollars. He told me he was gonna do it himself anyway because another guy bid it at $450.00 just to powerwash and he thought that was high so i never gave him my price because i didnt want to lose the mowing business. Sounds like my new neighbor is a tight**s
  4. CCPC

    CCPC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    Also sounds like a dumb**s
  5. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Messages: 979

    Sounds to me that your neighbor is high not the price and who ever gave a price of $450 is too!

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