First I am new to the site but in the past weeks have read most threads and find most people here are very helpful... I have been running a lawn care and snow removal company for three years now. 100% of my business has been residential and for most lawns I charge $40.00 for the basic weekly service. I am in NW Indiana and most yards are 1/2 to 1/3 acre I would say. SO I feel I am not low balling anyone (unless I am please tell me because I am trying to keep the industry the same price with other lawn care providers.) I received a call today from a commercial property or an apartment complex wanting a price. I would love to grow with more commercial or apartment complex this season but I really have no clue how to price this. The apartment complex is fairly large with 32 total units. This is what I was initially thinking - if I had 32 buildings and the surrounding lawn around those buildings was on average what I do for a normal residential yard should I just times my price by 32 buildings (32 x $40)..... BUT to me that also seems very high. Or, should I take the route of charging by time. I figure it may take 2.5 to maybe 3 hours total. If anyone would provide input I would appreciate it. I just do not want to go into this and scare the potential customer away with a HIGH price when others bid thee projects by time. Thanks again in advance How does anyone bid these?