commercial condo/townhome bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fraggle, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. fraggle

    fraggle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Wuz up guys...I would appreciate a little help with a bid I'm proposing. The contract is based on 31 cuts, for a 5 acre condo/townhome property, approx. 30 buildings/4 units per buliding. They require full cutting service (mow, edging (lots of it), weeding,.etc...), and they expect a fairly high level of service (it's a nicely kept development),the areas are easily accesible, no fencing. I estimated somewhere around $39,000/year,though I understand costs vary from company to company, am I on the ballpark. What's your thoughts...Thanks a lot
  2. tteckster

    tteckster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    That's over $250.00 per acre!
  3. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    That's not really out of line IMHO. We recently won a contract for 62 Patio Homes about 2.75 acres we get $535.00 per cut + a bagging surcharge which could double the price. Concidering all the trimming and edging it's not that out of whack.
  4. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 159

    WOW! Unless I am mistaken at 31 cuts for $39,000 thats $1258.06 per cut, for 5 acres. That's pretty nice, high if you ask me, but maybe I missing something. You might want to elaborate a little how you got that price per cut or is there other things you didnt mention, like mulch, bush trimming etc.

  5. Ky.Smoke

    Ky.Smoke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    Seems kinds high to me. I will have to agree you need to give more details if possible.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Jeez seems high man i hope you land it we have so many scrubbs here,i bid a job last year at $410.00 per cut the bid went at $160.00 and tell, we really didn't want at :dizzy: 410.00.
  7. C.T. Lawn Care

    C.T. Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    I might be way off here guys but i think that the 39,000 is more than just the mowing. I think that that might include the edging along with the fert. for a yearly combined price of 39,000
  8. lafrance4078

    lafrance4078 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    I won a bid in Dec. for 140 unit condo complex with a little over 6 acres of common area. Bid includes fert/spring-seed/fall (just for common areas) fert and seed by sub-contractor of mine. Lots of trimming!!! Bid was in the high 30's Hope this helps.
  9. fraggle

    fraggle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Thanks alot for your responses. The property has alot of edging, and they want it all bagged. Ill go back to review the #s anyways. Thanks again...
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    IMO, you can forget how many acres it estimation on how many man hours you think it will take is the key.

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