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bidding question

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by casey humphrey, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. casey humphrey

    casey humphrey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    My company is getting bigger now and I am getting into commercial mowing. I have been doing residential for years this is easy bidding. It is always by the cut no problem

    now I am bidding small apartment and they want a contract pricing. Our lawn care season is April-Oct 7 months this is how I doing it

    hours to cut the grass x my hourly rate (per machine) x 31 weeks than divide by 7 and thats there monthly bill and than add in all the extra's fert mulch if they want it and divide that by 7 and than add that to the total monthly bill. Does that make sense? LOL

    how are you guys doing it?
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Your Price doesn't change . <-------- Notice the period

    you, and ONLY YOU. should know your hourly PRICE.

    you know, Or should. how much you can do a JOB for.
    and from this, is where you factor in your price. this is to include the price of doing business.

    I PERSONALY, am NOT sure on where or how people think that commerical pays more. or they charge more.

    HERE I have to stay at 125.00 per hour, per 2 man crew.
  3. casey humphrey

    casey humphrey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    HUH? I do know my hourly rate I just choose not to broadcast it on this site but since you ask my price is with in 10 dollars of your price for 2 machines. When I looked at a property I ask my self how many hours it would take to mow/whip/blow

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