Commercial Bidding! .14 cents a sq ft.

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

  1. Bella Lawn Care

    Bella Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    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. bmac1996acc

    bmac1996acc LawnSite Member
    from in GA
    Posts: 147

    No. That is $0.0014 per sq ft not $0.14 per sq ft
     
  3. bmac1996acc

    bmac1996acc LawnSite Member
    from in GA
    Posts: 147

    at $0.14 per sq ft they would be paying you $15469.58 per visit
     
  4. Bella Lawn Care

    Bella Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    you are correct so what is an easer way to do this?
     
  5. bmac1996acc

    bmac1996acc LawnSite Member
    from in GA
    Posts: 147

    The math? Calculator enter "155/110497". That gives you dollars per square foot.
     
  6. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,756

    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 Lawn

    Green Feet Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Roughly 2.54/acres at $155 is $61.00/ acre. Sounds about right.
     
  8. oldclawn

    oldclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    premium money for that size--end of discussion!!
     
  9. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 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 Care

    Bella Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

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