Let's play the bidding game!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KirbysLawn, Jul 20, 2000.

  1. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    Let's compare bids! Have some fun! I'm taking closed bids for a lawn, mowing area is around 5500 SF, full service. Mow, edge, trim, blow each week. Fertilize, winterize, apply crabgrass pre-emergent, weed&feed, soil test, and Iron. <p>I'm looking for 2 bids, 1 for basic service (mow, edge, trim, blow), the other for the added services. Please email me your bids at: bids@kirbycuttin.com. Please don't post you bids here, e-mail them.<p>I will post the bids next week, please don't bid unless you want it published on this thread.<p>Here's the lawn front:<br>[​IMG]<p>And the rear:<br>[​IMG]<p>Please everyone respond, I'm doing this for educational and comparison purposes.<p>Ray<p>&lt;font size=&quot;1&quot;&gt;Edited by: KirbysLawn<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: KirbysLawn
     
  2. slingshot

    slingshot LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Posts: 115

    how many cuts per year ,bagged or mulched,leave removal,bed edging ,mulching, tou said full service dethatching aeration?
     
  3. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Where is this at? Im surprised at such small lots with such big McMansions. BTW what is the total lot size ? How big are the side yards? <p>Bill
     
  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Yep, these lawn are smaller than mine and I live in a much smaller home. Just the items listed. Mulch the grass, mowed 34 times a year, beds edged, no leaf removal. Other services like dethatch and aeration are extra, not in the bid.<p>This is located near my home in Matthews, NC. Total lot size maybe 10000 sf, large natural area not pictured. For simplicity, no other accounts within 4-5 miles.<p>Thanks,<p>Ray<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: KirbysLawn
     
  5. stick

    stick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    Sorry kriby e-mail not working,would of replied that way too.<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: stick
     
  6. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Yankee grass? That's good, it's Tall Fescue. If you can please email me your bids so they stay private! I want nothing to influence the bids. Stick, if you could would you please remove the amount of your bid? Thanks!
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    thelawnguy, if you look in the background you will see that these McMansions are on a golf course. It is not unusual to put houses on lots of this size in a golf course community. I would hazard a guess of $350 to $400k for these houses. We have a brand new golf course community here and the houses are on slightly larger lots than these. It costs $500k just for the starter home.
     
  8. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    $350,000....for that house. Your profile does't have your location, but I know your not from NJ. Most likely $500,000+ on that plot
     
  9. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    Ah, I see in the second photo what appears to be a golf ball in the yard. What kind of screens on the windows ;) Are you, as the LCO responsible for damage when the mower launches a Titleist at 80mph towards the neighbors patio door or do you blame it on the Rush Limbaugh/Fuzzy Zoeller twosome?<p>Personally I wouldnt bid on a solo job where the next account is 6 miles away. My whole 60 account route is within a 6 mile diameter circle.<p>Bill
     
  10. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
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    Kirby, Ive sent my quote in.I hope it doesn't<br>create too much confusion.Converting imperial<br>measurements to metric is a pain.<p>Karl<br>
     

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