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Help please 1st commercial bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Dan the mowing man, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. Dan the mowing man

    Dan the mowing man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Im going to submit a bid for an approxametly 61000 sqaure feet commercial property . It has a moderate amount of trees some low lying areas witch will need to be weed wacked. I think I can mow it with my lazer 52 in about an hour an a half or two hours. The triming about another hour an a half or two hours. I was going to give them a price per cut bid or do you guys bid differently ? Also the property needs some cleaning up should I present a spring clean up fee as well ? What would you guys charge ? I sure do appreciate your help thank you !!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Dan the mowing man

    Dan the mowing man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Come on someone must have an answer ?
     
  3. IndyPropertyCare

    IndyPropertyCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    $85 per week... Mow,trim,,,blow
     
  4. GCMow

    GCMow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    $75.00 to $90.00 per week
    yes on spring clean up $112.00 to $135.00
     
  5. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    Dan,
    I have not done any properties this large as of yet, but the prices seem to be low considering your hours estimated, or your hours seem to be high? sounds like 4 hours of work for you, and bidding at only $80-100 is only going to get you about $20 per hour! Not sure, but sounds like something is off. My guess is you are over-estimating your time, just from the size of the lot, I would think it would be a little less.
    Not sure if this helps, thought I'd try.
     
  6. clcare

    clcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I waven't seen the property but if you can get most of it with your 52" than you over estimated the time. At the most you will have an hour there $80 is a fair bid. Its only 1.4 acres.
     
  7. Dan the mowing man

    Dan the mowing man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I may be overestimating my time Im pretty new at this . But those numbers have to be low . Thanks for your help .
     
  8. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I have recently been bidding apartments, which I am new to. You just have to estimate your time the best you can and charge what you need.
     
  9. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Trimming should take you about 1/2 the time it takes you to mow all the turf

    Todd
     
  10. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    $93-97 :p

    Let me know how you do.
     

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