Maybe I am venting here. I have spent the last several weeks talking and selling my customer service and companies workmanship to the Grounds Maintenance Manager at the new Delivery Hub for the east coast headquarters of a MAJOR shipping firm. The site is 105 acres. There is so much trim work it's pathetic and large open areas as far as you can see. Not one guardrail is located so you can get anything but a 30 inch push mower behind it and light poles, hydrants, truck slave stations, curbs and wow everything everywhere. Oh yea, I almost forgot the 15 ft. security chain link fence that runs the entire property. I figured three guys two days and that's busting hump. Some of my competitors blew me out of the water. US LAWNS and TRUE GREEN (turf dye) both bid 25,000 and 27,000 per year in that order....HOW? Based on 29 - 32 cuttings my labor and fuel is more than that, H*LL my foreman would have made half that from that job alone. Let alone W.C., Unemployment and a million in liability insurance. Some one some where please clue me in. I thought I had a handle on bidding but maybe I need to go back to school. Lord knows I just took a trip to the wood shed.