How much will you guys charge for a new residential low income neighborhood (60 houses with a total of 20 acres of land), all the areas are pretty much flat? The back yards are all straight shcts no fences.
1 acre = 43,560 sq. ft. x 20 acres = 871,200 sq. ft.
Mow, trim, edge, blow and go.
$20 stop fee + $1 per thou sq.ft. = $891.20. divide by 60 houses = 14.85 each.
Or to bag it, $20 stop fee and $2 per thou.
I will handle this bid as a residential instead of commercial or as 60 seperatre jobs instead of one big job.
You are looking at 14520 sqft lawns per property and there is no ways I will do it for $10 per lawn or even at $14.85 as some of the repliers posted here. Even the fee per acre @ $50 per acre will give you $17 per lawn.
You mentioned a lot of trimming per yard. As this neighborhood grows older and residents root in, it will become even harder to mow.
What is your minimum fee to drop your gate? 60 houses covers a large area and you will have to move your truck from area to area.
I would think that $90 per acre (minimum) mow trim blow is a fair fee to charge. This will give you ±$30 per lawn.
Dont underbid yourself just to get the job. You're gonna send in a lot of people and equipment to do that job and at $15 per lawn you might as well go fry hamburger pattis at McDonalds.
At $30 per lawn it is still not feasible for the owner to buy his own equipment and hire a full time employee to mow his lawns.