Pricing an apartment complex

Hotty Toddy

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Little Rock
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i mowed a small, 8 unit apartment complex today. It was overgrown with crab grass and bahalia grass. Sidewalk edges we’re overgrown. Several fire ant hills.

It took me two hours to mow, edge, and blow the property (solo, 21” self-propelled walk behind Honda).

This is my first “commercial” property. What would you charge?
 

JMK26

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Missouri
If it was that overgrown all over it'd be $200 for the first cut. $40-$45 per week after that.

Commercial doesn't matter. Doesn't look too big...kind of like a typical residential single family home.

Those prices are with my equipment not a pushmower. Shouldn't change the price though. My opinion is you don't charge more for a push mower unless the homeowner requests it be used when you have better options.
 

JLSLLC

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
The Garden State
$150-175 per cut. Weekly preferred. I’ve been there, it’s not fun.. upgrade asap like you mentioned somewhere else
 

JMK26

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Missouri
Is this property bigger than I'm picturing in my head?

Looks like about 5 to 8 minutes on a mower with a couple passes in back, and a couple passes in front and then about 5 minutes of weed eating to me.

Am I missing a big field somewhere?
 

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