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Old 03-26-2003, 09:02 AM
AL Inc AL Inc is offline
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Totalcare- You may want to tour each location, first to see how long it would take to get there, and then how long to service each one. This would give you a better idea, otherwise you are taking a wild guess. LGF and Hoss made good points, I think you could make this work. They would be good stops to fill in Mondays and Tuesdays, which are usually lighter than later in the week. Good luck with whatever you decide. Mike
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Old 03-26-2003, 12:00 PM
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This could really work out for you if you go with the advice of doing half one week and the other half the next. Does it include any free oil changes……..just kidding!



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Old 03-26-2003, 04:54 PM
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We do 2 oil-change locations with small areas of grass and spend more time picking up paper and other junk than we do mowing. I would not do them for for any less than $50 each.
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Old 03-26-2003, 06:54 PM
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Thanks lodiLawn,

Again, the original proposal was for $65 and would have included picking up said debris/trash.

But, the proposal I submitted was specifically seperated into (1) Parking Sweeps/Cleanup (2) Landscaping, with both combined for an annual total.

They have distinctly countered with Parking/Ceanup eliminated. In fact stating: " ..not necessary,.. not a restaurant...cant afford".
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Old 03-26-2003, 07:38 PM
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Check and see what kind of insurance you need. A business ussually wants you to be totally insured. I bid a place at $3000 a month for 8 months. My new insurance, under their terms was an increase of $2500. All that glitters is not gold. Some is though, good luck.
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Old 03-26-2003, 08:57 PM
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I agree with HOSS........

$1300 a week for half of the stations each week.

Split them up so half one week, half the next week.

This will make them more like a weekly account.

37 one week, 38 the next week.

That will keep you at about $1300 a week for them plus still have time to service other accounts.
Geez Mike, you are a genius! See there are some brains to go along w/ your good looks - lol.

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Old 03-26-2003, 10:59 PM
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Conpro,

I had the needed Insurance when I submitted the proposal. I would be nervous to ever submit a bid without being sure I could go forward with the work, could ruin a reputation quickly.
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