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Old 11-23-2001, 04:05 PM
cajun cajun is offline
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commercial bids

hey there buddy. my question is how to go about bididng say an apartment complex or banks. i have about 12 residentials that i do now but i'm looking to get into the bigger money. if i broke it down hourly, i make about $30 hr. and i think i'd rather do the job by cut rather than hourly. if you could please direct me to my best alternative.

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Old 11-23-2001, 04:28 PM
KerryB KerryB is offline
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First make sure its not more than you can handle.
Second if you dont have a measuring wheel buy one. Measure the property and count the shrubs. Measure the plant beds, Then measure your edging and string trimming. Put it all together as a monthly charge for 12 months. Draw up a nice contract and get it signed. Easy right? Takes some time to do it right but you will cya.
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Old 11-23-2001, 04:33 PM
Eric ELM Eric ELM is offline
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Try clicking on this search of Commercial below. It also lists Commerercial lawn equipment too, so sort throught them. Threre are several on bidding.

http://www.lawnsite.com/search.php?s...der=descending
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Old 11-23-2001, 05:03 PM
KerryB KerryB is offline
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Cajun, sorry if it sounded smartassish
Was only joking about the easy part.
But most of what I have learned from these guys here is to use the search feature, then measure.
Hope it helps and good luck.
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Old 11-23-2001, 06:06 PM
Mark Mark is offline
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On the commercial youll have to break=down all your services, such as Monthly Maintenance which will prob-include Mowing,edging,trimming,pruning,ect,ect, Mulch-cost per app,Color annuals, Irrigation Maintenance,Turf Fertilization, Weed control, Shrub care including insect treatments,youll have to figure on your contracts what to charge for each seperate duty,also per&post emergence on the weed control. Hope this helps but don't underbid youself just take your time and figure what each will take. Marks Mowing Service
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Old 11-23-2001, 06:22 PM
keifer keifer is offline
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Hey lawndoc would you buy a high doller wheel or cheap one. I would not use it that much?
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Old 11-23-2001, 06:29 PM
KerryB KerryB is offline
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Mine was $60 from Lowes. a Luftkin
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Old 11-23-2001, 08:36 PM
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thanks the ones i was looking at where from 90 to 120 at northern tool.
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