13 acre church need help on bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mikeshere89, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. mikeshere89

    mikeshere89 LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 117

    i am bidding a 13 acre church this week for next year, there is very few trees and really not much trimming at all (maybe 15 min) the land is totally flat and in pretty decent shape as far as not having holes all over the place this surprised me to say the least, anyways any ideas on how long it will take me to cut this and what i should charge, i was considering buying a lazer 72 to add to the fleet or maybe something larger, any help would be great.
     
  2. j_loppy

    j_loppy LawnSite Member
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    one word... contract. Be very careful, because they may decide to let the parishoners do it w/o telling you. I know, that's more than one word. Good luck.
     
  3. Green Goblin

    Green Goblin LawnSite Member
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    245-280 per cut
     
  4. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
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    funny you say that,i lost a church to parisheners
     
  5. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
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    Most churches around here are done by members of the congregation or older retired gentlemen with time on their hands and they charge very low prices. Most churches are open area and are pretty easy work.
     
  6. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    do a good job
     
  7. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
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  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do it with your current 60" Lazer. You'll probably be there 5 hrs the first time, maybe knocking it out in a little under 4 in excellent conditions. This is with trimming and blowing.

    Charge at least $300/cut
     
  9. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    I would say 275-325
     
  10. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
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