I'm getting more calls from HOA's and commercial properties this year. I hate to say no to business, but i'm willing to take a look and submit a bid. I haven't been very successfull and think that either my estimated cost of doing business is too high or my estimated time on the job. I'm trying to project my cost of running with additional help and equipment. Hopeing you guys might help. So on commercial properties I'm figuring 2 hustler super z's, 2 trimmers, 2 blowers, truck, trailer, and misc hand tools. My estimated cost on that is coming in at $28 per hour. On labor I'm figureing myself at $30 and 2 helpers at $13 each. So labor is at $56 per hour. My total breakeven rate is $84. I then add in a small percentage for additional overhead and then a profit percentage. How in line am I? I think my estimated hours on some of the equipment may be off. If I run 2 mowers I will get more hours and the cost should drop a little. Just wondering if I'm in line or not.