Did an estimate today for a long time Bellingham Realtor. Nice guy. He has two nice size Cedars. One Cedar tree is pushing 100′ and the other tree is 80′. Also wants two small firs, a scraggly maple, and a 30′ Pine. I am the third tree company he has had come out. The main selling point of the competition is, “we can get this done in one day.” So what! He could have it done in one day for $7,500 or three days for $2,500. He was telling me about this same company that quoted $7,500 did some work across the street. Three elderly customers. Did about six trees and charged around $8,000. Was there for a day. The hype is that it can be done in one day. That’s great! Seems like an expensive way to make sure it is all done in one day.
All that really matters is the company legitimate. I can barely see a business wanting to pay two or three times to get in done in one day. If it is costing business for sure, but if not.
A 100′ tree should be around $1000 to take down and clean up. The busier a company is the more they charge. It doesn’t matter if they loose a few of the estimates because they are so high priced. They try, and often do, convince the customer that they are worth the extra two to three times in pay. They’re not! Your three estimates should be within 20% of each other. If someone is extremely low, I would make sure they are licensed and insured. If not and they get hurt, they can sue you. And if they damage anything you are responsible. Some insurance companies won’t pay on claims unless the contractor is licensed and insured.
DigLynden is not the cheapest, nor are we asking for the Kings wages. It is dangerous work and the risk to property affects the price, but we are fair.
We have done hundreds of jobs over the seven years we have been in business. No injuries, no insurance claims and lots of references. Thank you for giving DigLyden an opportunity to earn your tree service business.
Call 360-318-9795 and we’ll go out on a limb for you.