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Old 01-07-2011, 01:09 PM
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Commercial Town-home Bid

I have an opportunity to bid on this account. I am having a hard time coming up with an estimate for this job.

Mowing, trimming, edging - once per week.
Mulch around trees replaced once per year.
Entrance ways - flowers planted twice per year.
Fertilizing entrance ways three times per year.
Weed control on areas with pine straw and side walks.
Hedging twice per year.

Land - 28.7 acres
Homes - 26 units per acre (4 units = 1 quadraplex)
Total Quadraplexes - 36
Total Hedges - 168
Total Pine Straw area - approx 14,000 sqft

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Old 01-07-2011, 01:24 PM
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Forgot to mention that the average lawn for residential go for $30 - $40 1/4 acre - 1/2 acre depending on the amount of trimming.
Our hourly rate is $50 - $65.

My estimates were coming up to something like this:
Charge $25.00 per town-home = $900 per week for 8 months Mar - Nov.
$850 for pine straw, $3.00 per hedge = $1008, 700 for flowers,
650 per fertilizer application.

This would total = $35,016 for the year
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2007 F-450 Super Duty (4 door) w/ 10' Flatbed
20' 10,000lb Landscape Trailer
18' enclosed cargo trailer
2011 MF 1635
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:13 AM
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Forgot to mention that the average lawn for residential go for $30 - $40 1/4 acre - 1/2 acre depending on the amount of trimming.
Our hourly rate is $50 - $65.

My estimates were coming up to something like this:
Charge $25.00 per town-home = $900 per week for 8 months Mar - Nov.
$850 for pine straw, $3.00 per hedge = $1008, 700 for flowers,
650 per fertilizer application.

This would total = $35,016 for the year
I think that you are on the low end of the bid. It looks like it works out to just under $3k a month. Seems like alot of work for the money. If it was me bidding, now without seeing the property in person but I have seen many layouts on paper and have been able to come up with prices that are pretty close, I would be probobly around $6-7k a month. I am in the process of bidding a property now thats around 5 acres and the bid comes out to just over $100k a year. Another property that is probobly around 7 acres I do for $90k a year and that does not include fertilizer, tree trimming, etc. So I think you really need to re-evaluate the price.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:51 AM
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Ask what equipment can be used on homes. I've seen two association the last year make it mandatory push mowers for front yards. Yap stupid but thats what alot of people want that pay the fees.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:25 PM
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Ask what equipment can be used on homes. I've seen two association the last year make it mandatory push mowers for front yards. Yap stupid but thats what alot of people want that pay the fees.
And yes, we had to buy an Exmark Commercial 21 ($1,100.00) for this job.
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:34 PM
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One other factor to consider. Are these mid to high end TH's? Rental or is this an HOA. Average unit rental price. It sounds like they want top service. What happened to last LCO?
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:38 PM
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It is managed by an agency that corresponds to the HOA. According to the agency, the current provider isnt providing all that they asked for. They would like to "Upscale" the service. When i went out and looked at the property, there is no weed control in place, hasnt been edged for months, and grass and weeds are all over the sidewalks. The community was built in 2002, and the latest addition was in 2006.
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2007 F-450 Super Duty (4 door) w/ 10' Flatbed
20' 10,000lb Landscape Trailer
18' enclosed cargo trailer
2011 MF 1635
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2010 Exmark 36'' Turf Tracer HP w/ platform
2011 Exmark Commercial 21
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:02 AM
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It is managed by an agency that corresponds to the HOA. According to the agency, the current provider isnt providing all that they asked for. They would like to "Upscale" the service. When i went out and looked at the property, there is no weed control in place, hasnt been edged for months, and grass and weeds are all over the sidewalks. The community was built in 2002, and the latest addition was in 2006.
If they are looking to Upscale the service the give them an upscale price. bump it by %10 to cover getting it up to spec.
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:59 PM
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Your bid sounds quite in line. You are probably going to need a "come to Jesus" discussion. HOA's are notoriously cheap. Hopefully they see what that has gotten them. They need to accept the fact that upscaling comes at a price. Submit your bid, follow up and keep us posted.
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