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H & S Services LLC
01-24-2013, 09:36 PM
I am just now starting to bid on commercial property. I am trying to come up with a steady formula to submit bids for my properties. Currently I am charge by the complete sqaure footage and putting mowing , trimming ( weed eating ), edging and blowing in one. Everything else is seperate. Im going to put up my price sheet. Any abd All suggestions would be grateful.

Mowing, trimming, blowing and edging will be priced as one.
5,000 – 10,000 sq ft range: 25.00 – 45.00 $
10,000 – 15,000 sq ft range: 45.00 – 65.00 $
15,000 – 20,000 sq ft range: 65.00 – 85.00 $
20,000 – 30,000 sq ft range: 85.00 – 130.00 $
30,000 – 40,000 sq ft range: 130.00 – 175.00 $
40,000 – 50,000 sq ft range: 175.00 – 220.00 $
50,001 and up per bid.

Thanx

JB1
01-24-2013, 09:39 PM
Looks good, good luck.

McG_Landscaping
01-24-2013, 09:40 PM
I am just now starting to bid on commercial property. I am trying to come up with a steady formula to submit bids for my properties. Currently I am charge by the complete sqaure footage and putting mowing , trimming ( weed eating ), edging and blowing in one. Everything else is seperate. Im going to put up my price sheet. Any abd All suggestions would be grateful.

Mowing, trimming, blowing and edging will be priced as one.
5,000 – 10,000 sq ft range: 25.00 – 45.00 $
10,000 – 15,000 sq ft range: 45.00 – 65.00 $
15,000 – 20,000 sq ft range: 65.00 – 85.00 $
20,000 – 30,000 sq ft range: 85.00 – 130.00 $
30,000 – 40,000 sq ft range: 130.00 – 175.00 $
40,000 – 50,000 sq ft range: 175.00 – 220.00 $
50,001 and up per bid.

Thanx

you charge 175-220 per acre!?!?!?!? i need to move to your market

LandFakers
01-24-2013, 09:45 PM
I only get 60 an acre. Wow. Your prices are a little high for my area but if get the work you will be loving life

corbster
01-24-2013, 09:49 PM
I can mow an Acre in 20 minutes ! Wow you charge $600.00/hour !

H & S Services LLC
01-24-2013, 09:53 PM
Yeah well thats for the mowing, edging, trimming, and blowing. I may find out soon that my pries are crazy lol. But im surely going to find out.Thanks for you guys responses.

Thanks!!!!

McG_Landscaping
01-24-2013, 09:57 PM
Yeah well thats for the mowing, edging, trimming, and blowing. I may find out soon that my pries are crazy lol. But im surely going to find out.Thanks for you guys responses.

Thanks!!!!

your not going to get work with those prices, even if you did live in Connecticut. We get around 60/acre here and i can do all of that stuff on an acre property in around an hour on my own

cpllawncare
01-24-2013, 10:04 PM
I'd base it on time, instead of SQ/FT, it really all depends on how your setup. I'm guessing your only setup to cut up to a certain size and remain competitive after that your out of your league price wise, until you reorganize for the larger size stuff. We don't know your setup so it's hard to judge it looks like your good up to a point.I'm set up for up to about two acres then I start to get out of my league price wise.

imow in NC
01-24-2013, 10:34 PM
I am just now starting to bid on commercial property. I am trying to come up with a steady formula to submit bids for my properties. Currently I am charge by the complete sqaure footage and putting mowing , trimming ( weed eating ), edging and blowing in one. Everything else is seperate. Im going to put up my price sheet. Any abd All suggestions would be grateful.

Mowing, trimming, blowing and edging will be priced as one.
5,000 – 10,000 sq ft range: 25.00 – 45.00 $
10,000 – 15,000 sq ft range: 45.00 – 65.00 $
15,000 – 20,000 sq ft range: 65.00 – 85.00 $
20,000 – 30,000 sq ft range: 85.00 – 130.00 $
30,000 – 40,000 sq ft range: 130.00 – 175.00 $
40,000 – 50,000 sq ft range: 175.00 – 220.00 $
50,001 and up per bid.

Thanx
How many square feet are in a day? Anybody? I charge by the hour or the minute. It is the only way you can get the right prices. you pay by the hour;charge by the hour

LandFakers
01-24-2013, 10:44 PM
your not going to get work with those prices, even if you did live in Connecticut. We get around 60/acre here and i can do all of that stuff on an acre property in around an hour on my own
We aren't getting those prices in CT!!! That's for sure! I can comfortably mow an acre in 60 minutes and like others have suggested, charging by time is the best way. Dollar a minute is how I charge

zechstoker
01-24-2013, 10:53 PM
I tried figuring out prices last year just going by square footage... Going that route, my price eventually came out to $300 per acre. There's no way that'd ever fly for a basic mow, blow, and go type of service. Would be nice though. Lol

Sharps_lawn&landscaping
01-24-2013, 10:57 PM
An acre should at least be around 75.00.

cpllawncare
01-25-2013, 12:45 AM
Most guys around here get around 60 an acre after that it's up to you to get your time down to where your profitable. I feel comfortable at 60 an acre as in it takes right at an hour to do it.

Joshuakwhit
01-25-2013, 07:58 AM
Are you all talking about mow trim and blow an acre an hour or just mowing an acre an hour. I can easily mow 2 acres an hour.

McG_Landscaping
01-25-2013, 08:31 AM
Are you all talking about mow trim and blow an acre an hour or just mowing an acre an hour. I can easily mow 2 acres an hour.

Mow trim blow a hilly acre solo with a 48" walkbehind
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LandFakers
01-27-2013, 02:26 PM
Are you all talking about mow trim and blow an acre an hour or just mowing an acre an hour. I can easily mow 2 acres an hour.
With one machine? You must really be moving and not have much in the way.

jsslawncare
01-27-2013, 03:28 PM
I have never measured the sq ft of a yard, EVER. I know my cost's per hour. And I can look at a yard and tell how long it will take me. I would never advertise prices like this. There a just too many things to consider. Toys all over the yard, Dog sh!t everwhere, hilly yard, etc,etc,etc.

Joshuakwhit
01-27-2013, 10:00 PM
Well thats average time. 30 minutes an acre easy!

GreenGuysLC
01-28-2013, 03:18 PM
Average time depends...on operator....on equipment and on property. I echo everyone else. You shoukd be shooting for hourly.....personally i look at $75 an hour....a half acre subdivison.lot can take just about as long as a full country acre. Over time you will learn to eyeball the property and guesstimate it. Only time can tell if you shot yourself in the foot or not.
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zechstoker
01-28-2013, 04:41 PM
Average time depends...on operator....on equipment and on property. I echo everyone else. You shoukd be shooting for hourly.....personally i look at $75 an hour....a half acre subdivison.lot can take just about as long as a full country acre. Over time you will learn to eyeball the property and guesstimate it. Only time can tell if you shot yourself in the foot or not.
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Truth... and shooting oneself in the foot will happen from time to time, but it's all part of the learning process.