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Old 07-27-2011, 06:58 PM
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64 is a high estimate...i guessing around 50-52 truly
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:01 PM
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64 is a high estimate...i guessing around 50-52 truly
Jesus....I'm sorry I even tried to help.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:03 PM
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Even at 64 hours...help would cost 127k equip 30k gas 40k...bid is over 300k
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:10 PM
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help would cost 127k
Have you thought about these numbers? That's $7.75/MH.

What's min. wage, down there? Do you pay taxes? Do you pay insurances?

I agree with the guy who said you were over your head.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:14 PM
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Have you thought about these numbers? That's $7.75/MH.

What's min. wage, down there? Do you pay taxes? Do you pay insurances?

I agree with the guy who said you were over your head.
Me and my partner will make 38 per hour a piece for a year and pay for my equipment..
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:15 PM
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Have you thought about these numbers? That's $7.75/MH.

What's min. wage, down there? Do you pay taxes? Do you pay insurances?

I agree with the guy who said you were over your head.
Yes I pay insurance and taxes...
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:17 PM
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All everybody on here does is dog my prices...if its so simple then give me your opinion on a price...thats all I ask...
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:26 PM
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Youre not going to get much help when you ask for help and then throw out rediculous numbers and then tell us you are going to have all your stuff paid off and 100,000 grand in your pocket. I seems as though you already have it all figured out.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:29 PM
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I was trying to get opinions from pros to make surei wasnt overbidding or extremely underbidding myself...
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:30 PM
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On track for a 6 digit year? Wow... not to be an jerk but you may have something to get excited about when you have your first 6 digit month.

Look, you come here looking for help to something you have already figured out. Why does it seem like everyone is dogging on you? Because you 'have it all figured out' but when we point out the flaws in your thinking you remind us you have it all figured out.

Try these for example: What is the exact percentage of your labor burden?
What is the gross margin on this bid? How do you arrive at the hour figures for each location? (based on guess or production data)

Look, I keep trying to drill my costs down lower each and every day. The lowest I can send my mowing crews out is $32 a man hour. Im about $15 a man hour lower than most local companies and a hair higher than the big regional and national companies.

If you are only doing $100k a year, I PROMISE you that you will not be able to underbid them (and make money doing so). Yes, it is great fun to grow your company but you have to walk before you can run. I would say you are in the process of crawling right now...
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