Curious as to how my prices compare

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kent Lawn Care, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Kent Lawn Care

    Kent Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Hello everyone, im working on a bid for a local school district, the acreage there is about 31 acres in size of mowable turf, im going to bid it at $1285, does this seem pretty high or right in the ball park, the standard is cutting trimming once a week, they are looking for a minimal amount of work to be done. Thanks!
     
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I bet it goes for just under $1,000 a cut.
     
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    $41.50 an acre? Mac is right, someone is gonna cut that by a 1/3...if not in 1/2.
     
  4. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    YOu are right on target imo if there is a good bit of trimming to do.
     
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Around here the schools let you spray rd up to minamize the trimming and save on THERE cost. $25-$30 an acre
     
  6. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    wholly crap Rod! 31 acres for only $600 to $900 per week? I know 4.5 acre sports field went for $325 per week. That would equate to $2238/week
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    The key here my friend is "local school district"...you must be able to do volume to make it worth your while, I know...I do one. BTW even at those rates, I make money off it...it can be done.
     
  8. Hey Kent Lawn, congrats on the Rochester Hills Bid! I'd say the school work is going to go about the same; very, very, very, l-o-w.
     
  9. Kent Lawn Care

    Kent Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Rochester Hills Bid, thats news to me. i bid on a few in rochester hills, but i was never awarded anything. just curious as to what youve heard about me and rochester hills?
     
  10. cajuncutter

    cajuncutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bid $415 per cut on a 10 acre yard with lots of detail work. I did not get it so I am sure somone slashed my price by a lot. I am not that hungry to give my time away. down here the average is $40 per acre. We got all of this oil money where I live yet these people are frikin tight! I wish I had some mail box money :rolleyes:
     

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