Stan: All right, guys, we're bidding and estimating today, but we're not just doing any bids and estimates. We're looking at some pretty massive projects. One of them is right here. Another one is out on another site.
Stan: Whoa, actually, guys, we're not actually going to go look at that other job, because I realize that it's a lot of numbers. These are big projects, and I don't want to overwhelm you and get you confused. Some of you guys really want to start learning how to do bidding and estimating, so I'm going to break this into two separate videos.
Stan: Today, we're going to be looking at the project I'm on, and down the road we're going to be looking at another project, entirely different.
Stan: Now, you're going to see this huge variance between the numbers. On this job, guys, the low bid was $54,000, and the high bid was over $137,000 for the exact same job with the exact same set of specs, and it actually isn't surprising.
Stan: Don't let this get you afraid....
Speaker 1: All right, guys. Well, I'd be lying if I didn't say I was speechless today, that's for sure. It's snowing, as you can see, and I should be prepping and getting ready to go out plowing all night long, taking out the equipment. Is prepping code word for sleeping? But instead, I'm going down to the repair shop because my guys destroyed a brand new snow plow. It's one of those things where, as an owner of the company, I have to take responsibility because I didn't catch the continuing ongoing mistakes that were being made. But sometimes as owners you can't be everywhere. There you go. You know what? I just made an excuse, that's BS. It's my fault. It's not their fault, it's my fault. I should have caught them, I should have warned them and showed them the right way. I didn't do it so the snow plow that got destroyed, brand new snow plow that got decimated. That's on me, guys. So, we're going to have some fun today. Yeah, not every day goes the way you want it. Today we're...
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Stan: Four. For 33 years, I thought that there were four basic pieces of equipment, that as long as any landscape company owned, they could tackle just about any project. Then three years ago, on a pure whim, I picked up what's going to turn out to be number five. It didn't become number five right away. In fact, it didn't become number five until I noticed that on every single one of our projects, the crews would eventually bring it out and put it to work. Sometimes, they would put it to work every single day in the project. Other times, they would only bring it out until the very end of the job. Nevertheless, it always went out on every single one of our jobs.
Stan: Now, when some of you guys find out what this tool is, you're gonna go, no way, no how. That's fine. I don't care, because I would have said the same thing four years ago before I owned one. I would have never guessed that this thing would become such an asset to our company, so I don't blame you for not believing me....
Did you know that most contractors don’t have enough money in their bank account to cover even 30-days worth of bills? And on top of that, imagine if you had past due payments and all of your personal and business bank accounts were levied…meaning that you wake up to find every bank account has a $0 dollar balance. Can you possibly imagine how this story would have a happy ending? Well if not, then You MUST listen to Carl’s story RIGHT NOW! This turn-around story will leave you inspired and ready to take action. Hear how Carl went from $0 to a MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY in 24 months. This story is not to be taken lightly. I can only imagine that there are more “Carl’s” out there, right now, who desperately NEED to hear this information. So here are TWO SIMPLE ACTION STEPS you can take immediately…
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