bidding an apartment complex

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by columbia, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. columbia

    columbia LawnSite Member
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    how much would you guys charge per week. I sm just trying to get a rough guess. Thanks

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  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Probably about the same as I would pay for this car:

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  3. columbia

    columbia LawnSite Member
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    to add to that what size crew would you use and how long would you estimate for time? I am mostly residental looking to move up some. Do you guys use many if any chemicals at an apartment complex do to the nature that there are a ton of kids and pets etc.?
     
  4. mathews

    mathews LawnSite Member
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    Do you have the equipement and people to handle a job that size? Just wondering, the place is pretty big
     
  5. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
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    wow with such helpful info its no wonder you have such a high post count
     
  6. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i would put a 3 man crew on it should be able to knock that out in a little over an hour 1 1/2 tops $325-350 a cut with no edging and hitting the curbs every other week and spraying weed killer around a/c units and water meters . i would not be surprised if it went in the mid $200 range though
     
  7. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    are you mowing just the apartment complex where the buildings are or is the area above the apartments also going to be included in the bid? How many acres does the complex take up? It hard to tell from the pictures the actual size of the property.
     
  8. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
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    looks like the turf stops at the tree line .. also its hard to tell if all the buildings have grass on the front and back sides
     
  9. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,232

    It's really hard to say but a single person could handle it with a 61" rider. If they are pine trees maybe less. I would worry about clean ups with all those trees and what size gate for the swimming pool area. Besides that it looks pretty straight forward, no grass in front of the buildings always factor garabage pick up. Just break it up in little areas to bid and add it up.
     
  10. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,833

    Is this your first time bidding on some this big don’t miss calculate.
     

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