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church pricing

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by $DIXIECHOPPER$, Apr 30, 2012.


    $DIXIECHOPPER$ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    I am wanting to bid on a church. It is 2.5 acres, with church and gravel drive way. So roughly 2 acres, with 2 light poles and a sign to trim around. Gravel drive so no edgeing, so I am thinking about an hour and a half total.

    I am thinking $90 for weekly service
    $120 bi-weekly

    Does this sound close, I really want to get it because its in a great spot to advertise, and may open doors to other places.
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  2. johnwright238

    johnwright238 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    Churches are generally wanting the lowest price. If no one else is bidding on it, I would say you are spot on from what you are describing. I would get the two rates a little closer to each other as the average Joe doesn't understand the extra work, wear & tear on equipment bi-weekly puts on you.

    $DIXIECHOPPER$ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Yes thanks i was Thinking the same thing.

    Just waiting on the call....
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    there kind of a PITA unless you have done several not for profett business in the past.
  5. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,383

    Not always.
  6. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    If no one else is bidding....that could....SHOULD be a sign....just saying. Been there. Done that. Churches are a pain. Want it done for nothing. Someone else is always looking to do it cheaper. No thanks. Move on.
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  7. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,372

    If your a member of this church or have family members that belong to the church, DO NOT BID ON THIS PROJECT. It will only cause you more problems than you can shake a stick at. I believe your pricing is fair, don't give in and lower it because you feel sorry.
    Feeling sorry will not pay your bills, and I am sure tat if the paster or priest could do it them self's they could or would.
    easy-lift guy

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