HELP bidding on a chruch

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jlcservices, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. jlcservices

    jlcservices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Hi everyone......I am going to place a bid on a church that is close by to my house. It is approx. 2 acres of grass. I have an exmark lazer Z xs 31/60 and a tthp 15/36. Also about 15,000 sq. ft. of the 2 acres will have to be mowed with the tthp because of some extreme hills and the rest will be mowed with the lazer. Trimming is required just around the actual church and a few trees. I am unsure of how much to charge per week. How much would you charge?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    Right around $210 for me a cut.
  3. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    my guess would be $150-200 depending on how long it would take you.
  4. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Another factor to consider. The churches I maintain like it done at the end of the week. They also need a little flexibility in case of weddings, funerals, etc. Good Luck:)
  6. freddyc

    freddyc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    $100/cut, and throw in a Mass intention. You'll get it back in spades! :clapping:
  7. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    i mowed a church for years. good $$, but a real pITA. every member at the church "knew somebody" who coud do it cheaper.
    also, when there's a changing of the gaurd, it's like a whole new account. that's where i had my problem, the new priest was very hard to get along with.

    i think churches are tax exempt, atleast partially. an issue sometimes,,, i can't remember the details.
  8. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    I do a church here and they are the best customer I have they want it every two weeks and I leave the invoice on the door knob in a door hanger mailable enevople and I have the check by Tuesday I do give them a better rate as I know that a small church does have money problems and I am alreday in the area doing another yard which when I started mowing the church I picked up one of the members yard also right down the road

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