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Help with first commercial project

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by snipandclipky, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. snipandclipky

    snipandclipky LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Messages: 13

    I have been asked to bid on a commercial project and have only done residential so far. What would your bid be on this project.

    Old apartment complex with 4 buildings. Turf sq. footage is 2 - 2.5 acres. no landscaping around buildings just some perimeter plantings on property lines. Your help is appreciated.
     
  2. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    i'm probably no better than you but i'm guessing $200-250-300?
     
  3. snipandclipky

    snipandclipky LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Messages: 13

    thanks, i was thinking 225 but just wanted to know if i was in the ballpark
     
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    DEpends on who lives in the apartments, Are there a bunch of kids and toys. or is it a gov.sub. which means you spend half your time picking up cans and broken bottles, without seeing it and it not 1 of the above 3-4 cents Sq. ft.


    Mac
     
  5. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    If its flat and easy I'm usually around $50-$60 and acre
     
  6. snipandclipky

    snipandclipky LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Messages: 13

    3-4 cents per square foot????????
    a 2 acre lot would be 2600.00!!!! is this per season???
     
  7. snipandclipky

    snipandclipky LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Messages: 13

    would still like to see a few more ideas or quotes. thanks
     
  8. snipandclipky

    snipandclipky LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Messages: 13

    they also want 25 yards of hardwood.

    So. price for 2.5 acres of mowing and mulch install.
     

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