13 acre cemetery bid?????

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by zwhit81, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. zwhit81

    zwhit81 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    I live in somewhat rural Indiana and I am going to bid on a 13 acre cemetery. Stones are in nice straight lines, a few trees, and an average amout of stones maybe 2 or 3 acres with no stones at all. My largest account as of now is about a 4 acre cemetery. Not sure what to bid.

    Currently run a 48" Ferris and if I get this lawn I would be adding a 61" Ferris
    Also have a high school student willing to trim for $7 an hour

    Is 40 an acre too high?? Any thoughts?
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2012
  2. JMK Lawn Service

    JMK Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 166

    If you are bidding the 4 acre cemetary at $40 an acre then i would say, yeah $40 an acre should be good. you could multiply your 4 acre account price by 3 and have a good estimate too.
  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    Your area may be different then mine here going rate is 100 per acre
    $40 to me kinda cheap how long does it ake you to mow acre at a cemetary

    APLUS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from North Missouri
    Posts: 587

    The price for me would depend greatly on how many stones there are and how much time it will take to get it done. I charge about $50 per acre for cemeteries if they don't have an extremely large amount of stones. If there is a lot of stones per acre, I would charge $75 - $100 per acre.

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