like the title says, but it was actually response to add in the local paper. they did not contact on their own, which is unheard of anymore right? well, it is a 30 home tight knit gated town and individual home owners association . i have bid it b4 but for the developer(didnot get it due to snow removal/i dont do it) this year snow is not part of the bid and is separate. i still have all my bidding info saved so i can spend much less time then all the others measuring and guessing. i am also using goilawn to check over my previous notes for accuracy. the walk thru today took place with the three board members and all 7 of the bidders(including the little turd lowballer that has been giving me issues of backstabbing and lowballing). we looked over everything and asked questions all with snow on the ground and little grass showing. i was the only one with company jacket and lettered work truck . i think that matters a small amount. plus, get this, i had a private talk with two of the board members(hsuband and wife) after the group dispersed. some of it was personal and some business. ended up she has had the exact heart issues and a surgery my wife has to have, so it was very helpful and they were very willing to talk with my wife to answer any questions she would have! all of this over cups of tea. it was very nice. i also got to hear bug reasons why they fired the last lco(which i know already and his common mistakes) so it was intersting for sure. i wonder if my prices are in line, if that private meeting will have any impact on the contract as far as personal presention and professionalism goes? i hope so, i really want this for 2 reaons, 1. to replace the large ones i lost lately, and 2. i have always wanted this property on my list as i know i can really make it shine over the old lco and the newbies that comprised of the rest of the bidders. wish me luck, and i am going to price very cometitive without being low low low to try and not be the highest or lowest. i know of all of them i am the most quailified and def the most best equiped to do this kind of job efficiently compared to the others, so i think i will price with that in mind being a little cheaper than normal on many aspects, including the mulch material barely above cost and make the labor, to help reduce overall costs. i have seen this done by that lowballer i mentioned above and he got the contract due to that even though he was higher than me on mowing. thoughts and comments and suggestions?