Hey guys, I started a thread in regards to the school district that wanted quotes from local companies. Well, I decided to back out of the bidding due to much snow on the ground, and unwillingness to supply us with good dimension documentation. Basically, there was 8 inches of snow and they wanted a quote in 7 days. Well, I just recieved the public bids and it seems my gut feeling was right about the situtation. After looking at the bids, it amazes me that out of about 13 companies that bid, most where pretty close in the bid. However, there were about 3 companies that wayyyyy underbid just to dig up business. What suprises me the most is that one of these companies, was an established business with well over 10 crews. We have the largest high school in the state, with a nice plot of land that goes along with it, I'm guessing 10-15 acres, including soccer and football fields. They said this is the bread and butter to the district, make it nice. While everyone seems to be in the $500-700 for the most part, these guys are coming in at $250!!! LOL. Also, there were about 15-20 other locations to bid on and each one was bid the same way. It amazes me what these guys think. The only thing I can see is that either he still hasn't figured out how to bid, or that he's desperate to take any work he can to fill up crew schedules. He has trucks and buildings and all the goodies. I'm just guessing that with all that overhead, he's doing everything to he can to just break even in some areas. Thought I would share that. More news showing that established businesses can screw up this field of work with their pricing. Maybe these guys know the Brickman group?