factory bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmlandcare, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. dmlandcare

    dmlandcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    Ment to post this in this section not the just starting forum.

    We have been asked to submit a bid for a newspaper factory. I would guess its around 150,000 square ft. Here is an arial view. land is pretty much flat, few hills, quite a few trees to go around. What do you think price wise? The property like goes from street to street and tracks to tracks.

    I would say around $200/cut


    Arial View................. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=...1.635945,-88.220558&spn=0.002638,0.006738&t=k
  2. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    Depends on how much trimming and edging would be required. I don't think $200 is close. I would charge at least $350 or more depending on the above mentioned services.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    wow almost a $100 an acre i dont where you are cuttting but i would stay there . no one in their right mind would pay 100 an acre hammer hammer
  4. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    Sounds a little on the light side to me and I am in a cheap market. would be about 275 for me
  5. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    OK, I will.
  6. dmlandcare

    dmlandcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    anyone in the northern illinois area have an opinion?
  7. gavinslawncare

    gavinslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    i think you really close there the chicagoland seems to be a little pricey and thats porbaly a safe bid good luck
  8. dmlandcare

    dmlandcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    yea i think i am going to inbetween and go with $220. Here are a few pics, kind of hard to see, it was pouring rain today. Tornado watch in chicago in FEBUARY!!!

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  9. E.L.I.T.E.LawnCare

    E.L.I.T.E.LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    Yeah I would probably charge $225 - $265.
  10. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    That job would go for about $100 a cut around here. The big LCOs such as Torre & Bruglio are bidding in the area of $30 an acre regardless of trimming ect. I guess they have to in order to keep 500+ employees and 100+ lawn crews busy. They are hurting the industry as a whole with this pricing though. Sad to say, but we make less per acre now, than we did in 1985 when I started. I would bid it at about $150 a cut and wouldn't even be close to the low bid.

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