What does this mean?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Full throttle lawn care, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Full throttle lawn care

    Full throttle lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 151

    A lady called and left a message and want's to know if I'm takeing on HRA jobs. Does any one know what this means. I whould rather know in stead of asking her if you know what I mean. Thanks for any ideas.:confused:
     
  2. Pristine PM

    Pristine PM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 208

    Could she have said HOA with an accent? Home owner associations...
    I have no clue what an HRA is.

    Good luck,

    Jon
     
  3. RandyAndSons

    RandyAndSons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Hmmm No Clue
     
  4. Andersonlawnscape

    Andersonlawnscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    My Guess is HOA, never heard of HRA, doesnt mean that it doesn't exist, I would just ask her no harm in that.
     
  5. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 497

    HRA stands for Human resources association
     
  6. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,849

    Housing & Reconstruction assoc? that came up in a google search. I'd call back and ask for clarification, I don't think it would hurt your chance of getting the job.
     
  7. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 497

    i stand corrected
     
  8. Full throttle lawn care

    Full throttle lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 151

    Thanks guys! I'm wondering what type of work she needs a bid on? This has been a strange two weeks,no calls not one in two month and every day I get home now I have two or three. It looks like the season has started hear in florida. :cool:
     
  9. Full throttle lawn care

    Full throttle lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 151

    Heres the scoop it is a home owners association and she was telling me she needs to get three bids before chooseing the company for the job. I heard you guys say some times they don't pay for months? Is that typical? I asked her what was involved and she said lots of mowing,three retention ponds that are fairly large approx 5 acres of grass with each one. Then the front entrance that requires basic full service with no trees and a few bushes. I asked her how much grass was at the entrance and All she could say is that theres alot of grass? So I have a few problems:eek: I'm a one man opperation first year in the biz. I've never had to right up a contract. How do I bid such a large job? Let's just say I'm feeling the first big job jitters. Please help I need some advice.
     
  10. lawnsbyrj

    lawnsbyrj LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    to bid you have to estimate what it cost you to do it
    add in the profit you need to make.
    search the net for a smaple contract but be very specific on what you have bid to do.
    I have had good luck with my HOA but all are not equal.
    in short bid it to make good money not just to stay busy and find a good contract
     

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