Bid this account please? See who's close

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by twins_lawn_care, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    Hi everyone,
    Well, I am set to bid my first commercial account, and wanted to know what you would all bid. This account is pretty much guranteed for me, since i have worked at the company for like 15 years, but I wanted to go in with a reasonable price, yet not short change myself. I wrote up a contract and quote already, but wanted to know what you would all charge. Here's the deal:

    7500 sq. ft of mowing (1 pond like section, no water, just a big ditch to mow)

    100 feet trimming

    120 feet of edging

    12 small (5 ft) bushes to trim

    I based operation from March 15 to November 15, or about 35 mows

    4 times fertilizer

    2 times aerate + overseed

    And the bid is........................

    Thanks Guys, I am hoping to get some great advice here, as always.
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    how many times a year for the shrubs? 2or 3?
    how often will you edge as well?
    does fertilizer include broadleaf and pre-em?
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    $2250 per year?

    You can get 35 cuts/year up there? That's a lot.
  4. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    I have never had 35 cuts. Average is 20+, maybe 25.
  5. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    Thanks for the replies guys.
    I should have said 35 weeks, which is the total time I will be obligated to. Depending on how early we warm up, how late it gets cold, it could go 35, but usually will not.
    Like this year, we've seen crews out in December!

    Keep the quotes coming in.

    No Pre-m on the fertilizer, and I will edge as needed, probably every 2-3 weeks.

    Bushes I planned on doing 3 or 4 times, depending on the necessary upkeep so they never look straggly.

    Thanks everyone.
    I'm going to talk to them on lunch today, so hopefully I'll get an answer on it soon, keep the quotes coming in!

  6. BravesFan

    BravesFan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    2K for the year...slightly higher if you say you have no competition.

  7. summergrove

    summergrove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I think bravesfan is right on. I got $2,048 with 32 mowings 2x on the shrubs.
  8. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    32 Mowings, 2X shrubs = $2235+Sales Tax
  9. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    Thanks for the help guys.
    I just dropped off my quote, and I came up with $2225.00 for the year. I was happy to see I was right in the ballpark with the general consensus.
    I am eager to tackle this first commercial job, and get familiar with the area, and as always, hopefully spread out!

    Keep the thoughts coming though, it's a good practice to see what the going rates are.

  10. GBCS

    GBCS LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 93

    Lets see the price breakdown of these quotes.

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