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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by shiveslandcsaping, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. shiveslandcsaping

    shiveslandcsaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    I have been told apartments are bid based on the amount of units there. Has anyone ever done this?
  2. cborden

    cborden LawnSite Member
    from 46140
    Posts: 177

    I have a set of condos. I decided what I wanted for the whole place, then I divided it by the number of units, this seemed to make them happy. Pricing it this way made it easier for them to place it on the home owners' service bill.
  3. parttimer

    parttimer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    Im am cutting 16 apt units all together that takes me 3and half hrs i priced it for 175.00, so do you think this is to cheap? :)
  4. ajlandscaping

    ajlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

  5. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Thats $50.00/hr. I dont think thats too bad, well if you are a solo or a two man show.
  6. JTW

    JTW LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    Just out of curiosity, why wouldn't you price it by sq. footage?
  7. cborden

    cborden LawnSite Member
    from 46140
    Posts: 177

    I charge $50.00 a man-hour. If you are working by yourself and doing it in three and a half hours, then $175.00 is what I'd charge. If you have a helper, then it is taking seven man-hours and I would charge $350.00. I charge by man-hour, I've gotten to where I can get with in about ten minutes of how long it will take us to do a certain cut [all we do is mowing ]. I have found for me there are to manny varibles for pricing by square foot. If someone wants a square foot price, I divide what I want for the job by 1000 square feet and thats what I charge per 1000 square. This works for me, doesn't mean it'll work for everyone.

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