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Commercial Town-home Bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bogielski, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Bogielski

    Bogielski LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    yes you are correct the estimate i proposed in the beginning was way to low, i did change my numbers and submitted a bid much higher than that.
  2. TheGoat

    TheGoat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    let us know how it shakes out./
  3. AzLawnMan

    AzLawnMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    I think that you are on the low end of the bid. It looks like it works out to just under $3k a month. Seems like alot of work for the money. If it was me bidding, now without seeing the property in person but I have seen many layouts on paper and have been able to come up with prices that are pretty close, I would be probobly around $6-7k a month. I am in the process of bidding a property now thats around 5 acres and the bid comes out to just over $100k a year. Another property that is probobly around 7 acres I do for $90k a year and that does not include fertilizer, tree trimming, etc. So I think you really need to re-evaluate the price.
  4. shooterm

    shooterm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 457

    Ask what equipment can be used on homes. I've seen two association the last year make it mandatory push mowers for front yards. Yap stupid but thats what alot of people want that pay the fees.
  5. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    Bingo........ Bingo, Bingo, Bingo!
  6. Bogielski

    Bogielski LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    So after along wait, and many other proposals, They went with a basic lawn care service (mow, trim, edge and blow) 2 times per month.

    We got the contract for the year, however it was significantly lower in price. 12k from May - Nov (6m).
  7. Bogielski

    Bogielski LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    And yes, we had to buy an Exmark Commercial 21 ($1,100.00) for this job.
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,941

    So.....upsclale went out the window when price reality set it?
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  9. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,537

    Can you cover 14,000SF with $850 worth of pine needles? What about labor?

    Just asking.
  10. cleankutlawnmaintenance

    cleankutlawnmaintenance LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    You are way off on your pinestraw price. It at the very least needs to be doubled. Its going to take you 325-360 bales depending on the size of the bales and quality of the straw, I can guarantee you that. If you laid 350 bales for $5 per bale, that comes out to $1,750. So double it or you will lose your tail on the straw end.

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