All of our estimates are free. So why should you pay a written proposal fee after a consultation with a project expert?
When you reach out about a potential project, we will quickly respond and schedule a free consultation where we meet with you to learn about your needs.
For most large projects, we are able to provide a verbal estimate while on-site with you. This is a rough calculation based on the goals you’ve expressed to us, but it may vary. (Read further to learn about the variables.)
If after our free consultation the estimated cost sounds agreeable, we have implemented a written proposal fee, which is optional if you choose to proceed with us and will be taken off the total project cost once accepted.
If you are shopping several companies for project quotes, you may choose to accept our verbal estimate and not move forward with a written proposal fee at this point.
If you do request a formal written proposal for your project, our Project Specialist will spend an additional 1-2+ hours meeting with our project foremen to confirm the estimated budgeted time, contact our material suppliers, and tentatively structure deliveries. Since the price calculated during a free consultation is an estimated cost only, an $80 written proposal fee compensates for our team’s time spent solidifying the final price of your project and creating a formal written agreement for your signature of acceptance.
At Scooter’s Lawn Care, we are a small business committed to serving our clients well and keeping our team at full-staff (especially now, amidst uncertain times), and our written proposal fee has become a successful way for us to compensate for the hours our experts spend compiling thorough project quotes (after a free on-site consultation, free verbal estimate, and the “green light” to proceed with a written proposal under the mutual assumption that the client will be choosing us for the project).