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Old 02-14-2011, 04:07 PM
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small cemetery bid..?

i've been asked this year by one of the local cemetary boards to put in a bid for their cemetery as the guy they have now doesnt show up, uses their eqiupment to do ther stuff and uses the garage as a private storage area.

The cemetary is about 1-2 acres max with head stones and has about 1 acre open field with a couple stones in it.

What would be a rough estimate to charge? I was thinking of bidding it hourly/per person.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:34 AM
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i've been asked this year by one of the local cemetary boards to put in a bid for their cemetery as the guy they have now doesnt show up, uses their eqiupment to do ther stuff and uses the garage as a private storage area.

The cemetary is about 1-2 acres max with head stones and has about 1 acre open field with a couple stones in it.

What would be a rough estimate to charge? I was thinking of bidding it hourly/per person.
forget hourly.2acre cem full of head stones $475 including trimming per week i have a mid size cem i have mowed forever and alot of comm props.the trimming is what is the worst. as long as you mow with a 60"
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:51 AM
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I mow a small cemetary too. Only they want it cut ~7 times a year. Make sure you think about that too.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:37 PM
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Around here they go for $40-$60 an acre. Not much for the work involved.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:05 AM
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Around here they go for $40-$60 an acre. Not much for the work involved.
dont use this pricing.can you imagine how much trimming is involved in one acre of tombstones.they wont take you serious.if they do you will regret winning that bid.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:19 AM
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RUN...don't bid. Churches are cheap and typically only want things cut once or twice a month. They will have you working for minimum wage!
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:08 PM
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RUN...don't bid. Churches are cheap and typically only want things cut once or twice a month. They will have you working for minimum wage!
I didn't read anything about a church. All the cem's that we do are town owned. 3 guys should be able to complete it in about 1 1/2 - 2 hrs. Go to the town and see what they paid last year. Then figure out your costs. The ones in our area go for $150-$275 depending on the amount of stones. Good luck. Don't under estimate your time.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:28 PM
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I just sat through a board meeting for an 8 acre cemetery. The winning/lowest bid was $25 an acre.
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