Originally Posted by JonsLawn
the devloper thinks it will take about 8 hours a week.
How much time do YOU think its gonna take? I do bids where the developer or person in charge say, "The last company was here 8 hours a day" Well how big was his crew? What type of equipment does he have? How fast was his crew? Lots of questions you need to ask yourself. I just got a property where the Property Manager said the last company and 8 guys there all DAY!! And by all day I mean 7am to around 6pm. I send 5 guys there from 7am to 3pm and we have serviced more in a month than they did in 2 months. So dont take his word for it, figure out the time its gonna take you to do it and then adjust your price from there. If I have a property that needs a full crew all day once a week, then the minimum charge is gonna be $4k a month, and then I adjust for trimming, trash, irrigation check time, blowing, etc..