Bid Question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jrussell555, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. jrussell555

    jrussell555 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Wanted to Know if this bid sounds close to accurate.

    7500 Sq Ft. 4" Top soil to be added to rough grade lot. $1800
    6900 Sq Ft. Sod to be put in $1850
    600 Sq Ft. Mulch to be put in $70
    Skid steer 3.5 days Total: $700
    Power Rake 1 day: $200
    Trencher 1 day: $200
    Sprinkler System Installed: $1350

    Total of: $6150.00

    Does this number sound good for materials and equipment?

    My Partner and I will be working on this for an estimated 5 days. Any opinions for labor rates?


  2. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    is this your final bid? otherwise I dont see the point in doing the this number for expense only?

    if you and partner are working alone then labor should be around $3,000-$5,000
  3. jrussell555

    jrussell555 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Yes these are the numbers for the expenses only. And I was planning on putting in $3000.00 for labor. Otherwise you are right. The job will deffinatly not be worth it. Thanks for the reply.

  4. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    thats cool, then sounds good to me..........good luck getting the bid
  5. Project Earth LLC.

    Project Earth LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I think you left out:

    Fuel Costs
    Insurance costs (G/L, Worker's Comp, Business Auto)
    Misc. stuff that you will need/might break during the course of the job.

    My opinion-- the job is gonna cost you over $6000 and you only wanna add $3000 for you AND your partner?? Sounds way low to me, unless its a company you're REALLY trying to get your foot in the door with for some serious future revenue.


  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I would have to agree, $3000 does seem to low for all of the items that you will be doing above

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