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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KerryB, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    Do any of you price work for charitys differently or the same as any other commercial job?
    I was asked to submit a proposal for the Red Cross. This is a lovely old house in the historical dist. but has been neglected for a long time. I have worked out a proposal for an initial cleanup.
    The property is as follows:
    784 lin ft of edging. Never been edged.
    Flower beds on 3 sides of the house, 5 hrs to clean.
    A rear section 126'x10' overgrown 8 hrs to clean.
    12 9' shrubs & 10 4' shrubs. 12 hrs. trim cleanup
    4 hrs to edge and blow and mow.
    $1,160.00 initial clean up

    Total 19,488 sq ft of lawn.
    Edging once a month, trimming shrubs 2 a year, mow weekly,(40 cuts per yr)
    $250.00 per month
    Does it look like I have a good bid or should I lower it for a charity?

  2. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Some of these charitable organizations have the most money to throw away on stuff like that. We have done work for similiar organizations and they just urinate money away like it is nothing. I wouldn't drop the price one bit..
  3. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    I wouldn't drop the price just because it's Red Cross. I don't even consider them a charity.
  4. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    Having a conscience is good. But remember, you AREN'T a charity. It's your call, but it would not be looked at as being bad on your part to submit a bid that you feel is fair and reasonable.

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