We can supply a bid for the spring for a place in NJ, problem is, although i feel we can certainly handle the job, im not sure how to bid it since its so many oddball shaped areas to maintain. The overall location measures this on google earth, and isnt in any normal shape or size. The location consists of over a dozen warehouses, some are well over a million sq feet. Some have parking lots for big rig trucks and hundreds of cars, they can equal many ACRES in size per lot and some surround the warehouses... Now i'd only care about parking lots for snow removal, but the entire complex is about 1.4 miles WIDE and .65 miles DEEP, its nearly a square mile of area to maintain. Lots of spots may only have 20-50ft of mowing/trimming/edging, but there has to be thousands of these areas, i cant even try to assume how long it would take us to do this job weekly. I would bet to guess if i had a 5-6 man crew there half one day/monday and the back half tuesday/2nd day... we could finish, but again, thats my very best guesstimate and maybe just my mindset of what i could hope for. Out of 5 guys plus myself =total of 6. 3 guys on zero turns, from 72-48" 2 Trimmers/1 edger and maybe alternate to the walk behind for some areas Id assume it could be done in two 8hr days, possibly having to stretch to 10hr if it took longer than i expect... but 6guysx8hrs x 2 days is still 96 man hours a week and even at $40/hr is $3840 per week. Im sure this amount is peanuts to a complex of this nature, but thats just mind blowing for lawn maintenance only. We have contracts that have us handle 100% everything onsite, its a page long, this price above would be JUST for mowing/trimming/sidewalk edging and having to buy a PTO one of those cyclone hurricane blowers mounted to the back of our 9mph small diesel tractor to get the grass debris back out of all the sidewalks/curbs back into the grass, otherwise having 1-2 guys walking with backpack blowers this long would take many hours as is when they are tired from theyre day of work. Being that we have no sites currently in 2008 that took anywhere over a half day, how would you estimate what to bid? My next problem is that i can supply a snow removal bid. Now we will have 4 trucks, lots of other equipment for snow removal for this 08-09 season, my bid would be for the 09-10 season but i'd need at LEAST two 2yard bulk salters for our f350s, probably one or two F550s with 9-10' plows and HUGE salt boxes in them too. Id love to think we could be up to the task and upgrade to that by next season, but i think the snow portion is more than we could handle if we had a substantial storm, both in equipment and manpower. ill get a google screenshot here too. The top left and top right most buildings measure almost 2000 feet across and over 500 deep, close to a million sq each just for size reference, i drove my truck today from one end of one to the other in back and was rolling 40mph almost and took over half a minute to reach the other end It sucks for us, this is the 2nd time we've had the opportunity to put bids in on some nice places only to realize it may be way too big, especially for snow removal. Again, from the left side to the right side, picture is old and all buildings are now built is 1.4 miles of building, parking lots, grass and sidewalks.