help on pricing commercial prop

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by maxwell lawn, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. maxwell lawn

    maxwell lawn LawnSite Member
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    I have a property that i have been mowing for several years and i think i should increase it. It takes about 52 total man hours a week to mow and trim. it is in a mobile home park and almost all of it is not open. 26 total hours to mow
    and 26 total hours to trim = 52 hours. please help.
    trying to get some help on what to charge

    [Edited by maxwell lawn on 03-07-2001 at 11:18 PM]
     
  2. Lets pick a number out of the air.

    How about $1395
     
  3. cleancut

    cleancut LawnSite Member
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    How much are you charging now??I just went and looked at a condo complex today and it's going to take between 50-55 man hours to mow...I'm going to bid it at $1,750.00 per mowing...Derrick
     
  4. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
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    26 man hrs.- trimming @ $17 per hr. = $442
    26 man hrs.- mowing @ $35 per hr. = $910
    Total= $1352


    Lawrence stone- 3 bucks off mine

    I had it at $40 per hr. for mowing- but I know what you got for it last year- and might be large increase from last year. They might not like that.

    You could also count the mobile homes and times that by what you want for each one. Example: 100 homes x $10
    Then add in the common grounds
     
  5. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
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    how much do you get for it now. if you want to make some kind of profit i would charge $42 a hour, it sounds like you have a crew with you and your over head you have to make something like that to get a profit. the total a week would be $2184
     
  6. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hello and welcome to lets bid a lot.

    The first ball up is: 1
    The second:8
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    And the last:8

    Making tonights bid 1898.

    Sorry Im bored.
    Kris
     
  7. tazman

    tazman LawnSite Member
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    Minimum of $35/hour per man. $35 x 52 hours = $1820. I don't care if a guy is mowing or trimming, minimum of $35 per man hour. Good Luck.
     
  8. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    oooooo trailor park! I would say (from your post) the degree of difficulty sounds pretty high. My bid


    $2300.00

    Of course if your at like 1500 they would probably tell you where to go if you raised it that high.

    Just a thought, Mabey 10 - 15% per yr till your where you want.
     
  9. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
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    Maybe I am wrong, but $35.00 an hour is kinda low! I know it is possible to make more than that! I am just starting out and averaging $25.00 an hour. That's with a 21inch mower too! I expect to double that easy after I get my Lazer and get quicker at it. Maybe I am not considering something, but it seems like there is more money to be had!
     
  10. VRL

    VRL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    maxwell lawn,

    Just for my information. Is this property serviced once a week or 5 days a week and are you charging this amount per visit or per month?

    I'm working on a bid for a small condo. property (36 units) just blowing, trimming shrubs, raking leaves/pine needles, haul debris, and clean debris from a stream in the middle of the property.

    They want once a week service, billed monthly. What do guys suggest for pricing this property. By the Hour for a clean up? and by the hour for Maintenance?

    2 guys. the stream looks difficult to blow around or rake. Lots of boulders/Rocks one slip and you can break some bones or fall in the water. Lots of leaves and pine needles in the ivy and shrubs.

    Any suggestions are helpful.
     

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