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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by UtahGrassBust, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. UtahGrassBust

    UtahGrassBust LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Hey Guys
    I need some commercial bidding suggestions.

    Since they called me should I charge more,
    the place should only take an hour with 2 guys on 36's.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I would do a regular estimate and maybe jack it up slightly. To me it depends on how good of an account it will be for you and if its worth your time.
  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    why would you charge any more just because they called you?
  4. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    grateful, much? Since you don't know what your doing you should be grateful you got the call. Bid it honest.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,378

    Gas stations and small groceries never look very good in our area and I assume they don't pay very well.
  6. customcurbdesigns

    customcurbdesigns LawnSite Member
    from Tampa
    Messages: 203

    I am guessing you can get away with 200-300 a month if you have to do it 4x a month in the summer and every other week in the winter. At least thats how it is here in FL.
  7. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    What does bid honest mean? If he bids high and they accept, that's good enough isn't it? It's whatever the market will bear... and if you bid high and all the other bids are lower you lose...that's not dishonest either, that's just not knowing your marketplace. :laugh:

    Sometimes I'll bid 50% higher than it's worth cause I know no one else is bidding... I'll get it and you know what, it allows me to pay myself a bigger bonus. :hammerhead:
  8. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    Don't forget, in Florida you guys make peanuts compared to the rest of the country...:dizzy:

    He's probably able to make more.

  9. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    yeah over charge them so they can call someone else :hammerhead: why would you do that? I hope this is not a normal business practice for you.Im sure its not and i hope you keep it that way. Good luck with the bid!!

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