3 Weeks Ago
Everyone runs their show differently, some of our guys are really switched on and they know what tree work is worth in ballpark terms, which is fine as they also know when the boss has done his ass.
We all know that pruning is where disputes can arise, I'm with Willie in that my bids are highly detailed and specific. They include how many limbs to be reduced, max diameter cuts, percentage of foliage ( "up to" approximately) and what distance clearance of structure.
If someone wants to start the day by pointing at branches I tell them straight up its going to revert to hourly rate, if they query the end result I go over the quote with them and confirm that all the specs have been addressed. I don't have time to provide every possible option under the sun and then have dithering around once we've showed up still trying to decide what they want. This is how I need operate in my market.