This is NOT a "bid this job for me" thread.... I've mainly stuck to residential mowing for the last several years. Occasionally I will pick up a smaller commercial for a season, but nothing major. Well, just a couple days ago I was asked to put a bid in on an apartment complex in my town. Its a 16 building complex (about 275 tenents). Its a very nice complex, some parts of the lawn are better than others, but its a very well kept place, probably one of the higher-end/nicer apartment complexes in town. The property is 22 acres, about 6 of those acres are mowable. The mowing is spread out over the whole property, so there are lots of smaller areas to mow, then move on to the next part and so on. Lots of trimming involved, which is what I think will be most time consuming. I will get a helper or two for this job, hopefully run 2 mowers and 1 guy trimming. When the mowers finish, I'm figuring one can assist with trimming while the other blows off the side walks. I'm guessing 4 hours with 3 guys (including myself) or 5 hours with 2 guys (including myself). I already have a price worked out which would definately make this worth my while if I get it. I'm mainly thinking out loud here but I also don't want to spread myself to thin with school, fire department stuff and work. If I spread myself too thin, somethings going to give. Right now, I go to school tuesday/friday, work 4 hours on wednesday, work a full day on thursday, I have some weekend stuff for school/EMS/Fire (schedule changes frequently) and I use monday to catch up on my studying. I'm trying to think outloud here, see if I can get some advise from you guys. Are apartment complexes worth it or are they more trouble than they are worth? I don't want to get into this and wish that I never would have.