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Help on first commercial bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by coxslawncare, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. coxslawncare

    coxslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 224

    Looking at bidding on a local chain of restaurants and have never bid a commercial job. Did a check on mapquest and found approx. 140 miles between the 8 locations with an hour drive to one works out to about 4 hours of driving. about 30-45 minutes per location. 4-6 hours of cutting. I was thinking 700 hundred a week for mow, trim, edge work. What do u think to high, to low. Also thought about subbing out the one that is an hour away
  2. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    I can't see that you will be able to get drive time unless you know someone there. There are plenty of companies that have jobs near locations and won't have to bill for windshield time.
  3. coxslawncare

    coxslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 224

    They have a contract out if you get one then you get them all 7 are fairly close to one another but the one is far away. So im thinkin any company is going to be put in a bad spot one way or another. 2 of them are within 5 miles of my house

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