Cemetary bid

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by MeadowsLawnCare, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. MeadowsLawnCare

    MeadowsLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to draw up a bid for this cemetary out in the country. Its approx 564x 370 feet. None of it is flat its all a 10 degree upward angle and its an older cemetary so the stones are spaced a little closer than your standard cemetary and all the stones are above ground. Any info on how long this will take with 2 guys a 48" 36" and a couple of trimmers? Also what woudl be a ballpark bid. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Also from my starting point its a 12 mile drive to and 12 miles back.

    Thanks
    Andy Meadows
     
  2. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    I've got one I start this year that sounds simular except the up hill part. Was doing it in about an hour with 3 old women and my 48".
    I am estimating me alone about 2.5 hours and bid 135 per mow and got it. (It was being kept by family members but they are getting to old now. I was helping because I have family there too.
     
  3. BOMBAG

    BOMBAG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I punched a couple numbers and came up with $208.00 low end and $313.00 high end. I think it depends on how much actual trimming there is. A cemetery by my house is huge, but has probably 5 acres that doesn't have any grave stones on it, therefore...much faster to do. What do you think of these numbers?
     
  4. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 433

    i have a 3.5 acre cemetary all flat ground it pays $531.25 per cut it takes me and a helper 2.5 hours to mow
     
  5. MeadowsLawnCare

    MeadowsLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    i was thinking around $300 per mow. There are quite a few headstones that will need to be trimmed every other cut at least. Not much other maintence than that though just clean it up after memorial day which I can dump the stuff for free about 1 mile away in a private landfil so thers no extrta cost to me.
     

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