By Kaitlyn Ersek on May 19, 2015 11:43:00 AM
Aren’t sure how to conduct a tree and shrub estimate for current clients? Don’t worry-we’ve got your back! Here are three options to help you provide tree and shrub estimates/pricing. Once you’ve selected the best estimating system for your business, be sure to differentiate your quote from the competition by noting that your company utilizes Holganix, a 100% organic, probiotic solution to plant care.
1. The first estimating system utilizes a simple block pricing method. In other words, if a customer is paying between $200 and $300 per year for lawn applications, they would be charged $x for their tree and shrub applications, etc.
2. The second option is to provide quotes for customers based on two metrics: a truck stop/visit and a time fee (labor and material used). Each time your truck stops at a house, it costs you about $45 to $60 depending on your region.
3. The third option is to base pricing off of a point system that coincides with the size of your customer’s trees and shrubs. Just have your technicians tally up the points to decide what price point to offer. Each price point equals a set dollar value you decide based on current costs. They can conduct estimates while doing lawn applications or on a rainy day when applications aren’t possible. Use the below chart as a pricing guide. You can download the chart here.