Proposal/Estimate help needed

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bkcook2002, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. bkcook2002

    bkcook2002 LawnSite Member
    from Panama
    Posts: 1

    I am living in a foreign country in Central America in a great tourist area with lots of home construction and residential areas being built. I got a few lawn jobs but I was just offered an opportunity to maintain the first completed lot and a large common area of a residential community, and they ask me for a proposal for the first 11 lots which range from .80 to 1.32 acres. Other lots I cut are paying $25 for about one third acre. This is not just mowing nice grass...this is pastureland with some brush. Any suggestions on what I should charge per acre to maintain these?

    The manager also told me to give him a price for 1-4 lots, 5-8 lots, and 9-12 lots. Does that mean he is expecting a lower price per lot as the amount of lots I cut increase?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions from the pro's.
     
  2. AJ Lawnscapes

    AJ Lawnscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 322

    Per Lot
    1-4 Lots -- $60
    5-8 Lots - $50
    9-12 Lots - $45
    Common Aread -- Depends on Size -- maybe $50

    Of course this includes Trimming and Blowoff.

    Make it worth your while, includes load up, drive to, unload, mow, load up and drive away and unload.

    --Abe
     
  3. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    Pastureland with some brush?

    Been there done that, it's a pain, it wrecks blades, it hurts your back.

    150 bucks per acre at the very bare minimum. At least that's what I'd charge, and if they won't pay it, I could care less cause I don't even really want to do it.
     

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