Measuring for bids?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CNYScapes, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 916

    Do you guys measure the lawn area for lawn maintenance bids? Commercial or residential? Seems like measuring some of these big apartment complexes and big shopping centers takes forever.
     
  2. howierd3866

    howierd3866 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 348

    we dont do any single residential houses but all the other small mowing type we do is base on "eye contract" and knowledge..just figure if it a regular lawn and how many lawns it is
     
  3. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    I measure every bid. Thats the only way to do it right.
     
  4. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I always measure for fertilizer or aeration and dethatching, however I don't measure for basic lawn cutting.
     
  5. howierd3866

    howierd3866 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 348

    we dont fertilizer or aeration or dethatching just basic mowing weedeatting..trash and SOME edging...so just eye balling it
     
  6. mudwisr2

    mudwisr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    I rely on the eye for residential. Larger commercial gets the turf measured and a walk-around.
     
  7. Precision Maintenance

    Precision Maintenance LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 3

    Takes time to put in a bid... not just a walk in the park... take the time and do it right. Only way to make sure you over yourself... dont be lazy
     
  8. Ruben Rocha

    Ruben Rocha LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 577

    I go online to the property appraiser site it gives me lots of useful info. Owner name,lot size address building size etc. And I print it out when I visit the site to jot down notes and planter areas.
     

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