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Bidding & Estimating made EASY!

Discussion in 'Questions, Rules, Suggestions' started by Wayne Volz, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Being a full service lawn and landscaping business myself since 1979, and offering snow & ice management seminars throughout North America since 1990, Profits Unlimited has easy estimating and proposal formats that work for a one truck operation or a multi-crew company. This is NOT SOFTWARE! It is simply an Excel Spreadsheet that you fill in the blanks with information that pertains to your company only. Not an industry standard!

    If you want to take the guess work out of your bidding process, ours is simple, accurate and professional material that will help your company be more successful and profitable. Not by necessarily charging more per hour, but by knowing and understanding why you charge what you charge based on your companies overhead, expenses and use-rates. Being just a few dollars an hour off can cost your company thousands of dollars a year and more importantly, may cost you your whole company.

    Bidding is not as simple as "that's what I think the market will bear."

    Snow & Ice Management Bidding Package
    #1 Snow & Ice Management Manual – this is a comprehensive manual covering all aspects of snow & ice management for both residential and commercial accounts. Also includes application rates for many different deicing materials.

    #2 Snow & Ice Management CD full of templates for contracts, route sheets, hours of operation sheets, Who’s first, proposal formats, don’t take the risk template for clients, sample invoices, sample marketing forms and much more. All these templates are in Microsoft Word format and are completely customizable to your business.

    #3 Snow & Ice Management Quick Estimator CD – calculates per push, per event, hourly or season contracts. Also calculates material application rates for both granular and liquid applications for any deicing material that you may be using. This CD also calculates time and material for application of material, and hand labor as well. This CD runs in Microsoft Excel and is not software. You simply fill in the blanks and you have your estimate.

    Go to www.profitsareus.com or call us at 800-845-0499 to order. Feel free to call us with any questions you might have as well. Being a full-service lawn & landscaping business myself since 1979, I know what a contractor is looking for; something simple, accurate and professional. This package is it. $129.95.

    If you are looking for bidding, estimating, marketing and advertising, and proposal information for the lawn & landscaping side of your business, we offer our Library of Knowledge for $399.95 plus free priority shipping. This is a complete package that covers all your snow, mowing, landscaping, and full-service needs.