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Need opinion on Price for Commercial Landscaping.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by schawks73, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. schawks73

    schawks73 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Hey guys, I'm a fresh out of college accountant and im working for an accounting firm here in central florida and I am auditing a condominium association and I was surprised on the monthly amount for landscaping but i wanted to check with people that know this kind of thing to make sure it seems right.

    Some of the description of the association include:
    70 acre site
    38 buildings
    Lush Tropical Landscaping with Recreational Areas

    Here is a layout of the area:


    I am not sure what the monthly services entail because all the invoice says is "maintenance services" so im guessing the basic upkeep and making the place like great all the time.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. JimmyStew

    JimmyStew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 367

    What are they being charged per month?? Nobody is going to give you a blind price on this.
  3. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,985

    If you don't mind my asking, what was the monthly amount? :confused:
  4. schawks73

    schawks73 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    I was just looking to see what range yall would think... like 5-10,000 or 40-50,000 just wanted to see what people that know this field would think.

    Thanks anyways,

  5. capetan

    capetan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    $150,000 or more a year ......
  6. Dean of Green

    Dean of Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 254

    agreed.......very upscale and much to do
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    That place looks like a lot of work. Between all the trees, beds, edgings, prunings, mowing, beach/pond maintenence, fertilizing, weed control, ect.

    Definitivly would be 150,000, to 200,000 a year. The more I look at the layout it could be 100,000 more. Not only is there a lot of details, a lot of it could be a pima, or pita, take your pick.
  8. schawks73

    schawks73 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Thanks guys for the help!

    If you guys are thinking between 150,000 - 200,000 then I guess it is not out of range, actually just about in the middle!

    Thanks again!

  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Could be as high as 300-400k per year. that's 2 crews per week, 4-5 days a week. at over 100-1500 a day per crew...

    approx 150k before material costs. double that typically. 300k.

    we'll do it for 1% less:)
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    I hear ya. It's hard to quote a bid from a drawing. Florida has got to have a high cost of living too.

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