# Commercial Bidding! .14 cents a sq ft.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bella Lawn Care, Mar 7, 2011.

1. ### Bella Lawn CareLawnSite Memberfrom Kenosha WisconsinPosts: 26

Ok so we have been mowing for years, we are getting calls on commercial work and we are going to give out bids on them. I have one job that has 110,497 sq ft of grass and they told me they were paying \$155 per visit this equels to about .14 cents per square foot does this sound right?

2. ### bmac1996accLawnSite Memberfrom in GAPosts: 147

No. That is \$0.0014 per sq ft not \$0.14 per sq ft

3. ### bmac1996accLawnSite Memberfrom in GAPosts: 147

at \$0.14 per sq ft they would be paying you \$15469.58 per visit

4. ### Bella Lawn CareLawnSite Memberfrom Kenosha WisconsinPosts: 26

you are correct so what is an easer way to do this?

5. ### bmac1996accLawnSite Memberfrom in GAPosts: 147

The math? Calculator enter "155/110497". That gives you dollars per square foot.

6. ### meets1LawnSite Gold Memberfrom NW, IowaPosts: 3,778

Yes at .0014 that is right. When we get to that point in footage, make it into acreas. That is how I would price that property. I am running a few numbers here today and I am in the neighborhood of .00071856287 / K of grass. That is based off of 3-5 yr contracts that are being re-bid currently.

7. ### Green Feet LawnLawnSite Memberfrom Rochester, NYPosts: 226

Roughly 2.54/acres at \$155 is \$61.00/ acre. Sounds about right.

8. ### oldclawnLawnSite Senior Memberfrom indianapolis, INPosts: 280

premium money for that size--end of discussion!!

9. ### kilgojaLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Boaz, Albertville, Guntersville, ALPosts: 944

i don't understand the whole charging by sq. ft. thing...i just charge by the 1/4 acre 1/3 acre 1/2 acre 1 acre and so on lol...round it off...it doesn't have to be exact...i just look at the yard and decide...hmm yep that's a \$50 yard...or that's a \$40 yard...i might charge \$25 for a tiny yard that takes 15 min to cut...but mostly all my yards are \$40 or \$50...1 acre yards \$75...i see all these guys on here getting so technical with it like charging \$32 or \$47 or whatever...if they can pay \$32 they can pay \$40 or at least \$35...if they can pay \$47 they can pay \$50 lol

10. ### Bella Lawn CareLawnSite Memberfrom Kenosha WisconsinPosts: 26

Yea but it's alot more than just cutting when they want fertilizer, mulch and other pruning and cleanups.
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