bidding mowing jobs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jnearor, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. jnearor

    jnearor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Hello I live in Ohio and was wondering if anyone could explain to me how to bid large mowing jobs. Apt. complex or job that has lots of acres rough terrain.etc.. I do ok with small jobs that I can eye. But large jobs manufacturer plants, highways etc... its difficult to know if I'm bidding correctly. Thanks
  2. Mlawonn

    Mlawonn Banned
    Messages: 20

    Did you inquire with anyone at the business? Condo? etc...Maybe stick with the small jobs if thats what your good at :hammerhead:
  3. Squires4Seasons

    Squires4Seasons LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    How big is the property? You will not make the same money per square foot as you would with residentials. $100 per acre? This would all depend on the property. Does it have a lot of trimming, sidewalk edging etc... or is it a large field?
  4. TuffWork

    TuffWork LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    It's all just practice. I know that's not what you wanna hear, but you have to find your own formula. If you start with a surveying wheel you'll never get it by eye. Just start small and work your way up. I do it less by sq foot and more by time. Figure up a good hourly rate per man hour and guess from there. Guess high. If they don't take it so what. There's always more crappy lawn guys to take clients from.

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