Pricing a townhome community

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brentcovington, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. brentcovington

    brentcovington LawnSite Member
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    I am looking at pricing a 32 unit town home community. The property is about 4 acres total. Each house is listed at .06 acres (2'610 sq ft.) with a 1,600 sq. ft house on it. The rest is commons area and clubhouse. I was also told that it took the current crew about 8 hours to do it with three guys. Any help will be greatly appreciated. The list I was provided by HOA is as follows:

    Mowing every two weeks
    Weed control for grass and beds
    Fertilize lawn and shrubs based on soil sample. Min. 2 times per year
    Lime as needed
    Trimming and spraying of shrubs as needed. Spring and fall.
    Aerate lawn once per year
    Edging of lawn as needed. At least twice per year
    Fire ant control as needed
    1600 bales of pine straw

    I hope the information that I have provide enough for you guys to help me out. I would greatly appreciate any input on pricing this job. If you need anymore info, please ask.
     
  2. z71tiger

    z71tiger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    Not sure why you need people to price this for you.. You seem to know what you want to do, you know your cost, and you know what your time is worth.
     
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Do you want yearly price or monthly price.
     
  4. brentcovington

    brentcovington LawnSite Member
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    I am looking for an annual cost. I know what my time is worth. Do i price per unit or base it per hour?
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  5. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You looking at 7 to 8k just to get the pine straw.:walking:
     
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Are you ready and certified to do all the work yourself or subbing out some work.:rolleyes:

    What is the liability coverage they asking for.:waving:
     
  7. brentcovington

    brentcovington LawnSite Member
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    I am doing all the work myself. I do have liability ins.
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  8. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    At least $500 a month. Maybe more.
     
  9. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    OK by weekly mowing your annual should look like $27,760
     
  10. dathorpe

    dathorpe LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hold on. Am I misreading something? It takes a 3 man crew 8 hours to mow 4 acres??
     

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