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Multiple/Large Apartment bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by krrp1212, Jul 27, 2011.

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  1. krrp1212

    krrp1212 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Thanks for the prices...i use exmark now...im tryibg to decide between exmark lazer z 60/29 and 2 vantage 48" or scag tt 61/35 and 2 vride 48...scag is a lil cheaper...
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  2. landpride

    landpride LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    You're only charging $150 per hour for an 8-man crew. That only averages $18.75 per hour per man. Doesn't appear to be enough to cover your payroll, payroll taxes, insurance, and other overhead items, and then make a sufficient profit.
    JMO
     
  3. krrp1212

    krrp1212 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Thats what im.gonna charge when we trim the bushes...about 210 when we mow...im trying to be competitive...this bid has changed hands 3 times in the last 4 years...im making a profit or I wouldnt do it..
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  4. landpride

    landpride LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    that's still only $26.25 per chargeable man hour. Still think it is too low. Any idea why the contract has changed hands so many times during the last 4 years?
     
  5. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,537

    Have you figured out what it COSTS you to do business/MH? And, like I asked earlier....have you included everything in your costs?

    That's a lot of fuel. That's a lot of blade sharpening; added costs of GL ins.; more equipment (I'd assume); edger blades; string line; hedge trimmers; maint.; etc..., etc..., etc... .

    I'm not trying to rain on your parade. If you can make money at your estimated pricing, rock on. Just trying to make sure you're thinking of everything.

    Good luck.
     
  6. krrp1212

    krrp1212 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    My bid is north of 300k...i feel I can profit at that...
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  7. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,537

    That's still <$20/MH (based on 32 cuts).....and, I'm assuming your bid is $325K.
     
  8. krrp1212

    krrp1212 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    How did you get 20 per mh?
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  9. landpride

    landpride LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    64 man hours per cut with 32 cuts equals 2,048 total man hours. At $150 per MH, that would be $307,200.
     
  10. krrp1212

    krrp1212 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    So wat are you suggesting I charge per mh?
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