condo bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Diamond Cut, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. Diamond Cut

    Diamond Cut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Would like some help with a bid on a condo. Here what i have 25.000 sq feet front lawn no more then a 36 in wb. 39.000 sq feet side and back can be 48in wb or walker 2200 feet to power edge and 4000 feet to line trim also spring and fall cleanup. i was thinking about 175 a week for cut not sure on s&f cleanup
  2. Now if you were bidding against me I would be using 52 and 62-inch mowers. That area of OH is flat as a board.

    I would be looking a 4-5 man-hours. But at $175 I think you might be just a little high if it is competitive.
  3. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    diamoond, i don't understand, why can't you get anything more than a 36" on the front lawn? not to down you other guys but don't your hours seem high for this job, 4-5 hours sounds very high to me.
  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    Joshua you have to figure that under prime flat open mowing conditions this site should take you just under 4 hours. Site unseen you have to factor in that there will be obstacles of some sort and other factors that will drive up your times.

    Hes looking at approx. 22 minutes to use a stick edger weekly, 53 minutes to operate the line trimmer. This alone is 1.25 hrs. I would guesstimate the front would take just about an hour and the back closer to 1.5 hrs.

    These figure alone add up to 225 minutes site unseen and dont allow any factoring for the degree of difficulty. As for the seasonal clean-ups that would be billed at at T&M per man hour.

  5. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    the reason the time seems high is he is useing a wb, the time would be cut in half with a good z. if the property would allow this. i figure we can do it at 120.00 a week and still make ample profit.

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