quick commercial bid question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Jeepn, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Jeepn

    Jeepn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Hi all,

    I'm sending in my first commercial bid shortly, it's for an apartment complex (Didn't realize how much luck you can have just calling around to apartment buildings and stuff). Anyways, it's 2 acres with substantial trimming around fences, parking lots, etc. . . the gates are all wide enought to get my mower through, but the sections with grass are very broken up. . . like nine seperate areas with grass. I'm thinking about bidding in the $200 (Canadian) per cut range. It's in sort of a low income region. Do you think I'm high/low or what? Thanks in advance for the help.

  2. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    Its hard to say really without seeing the property. Are you tackling this yourself ? 2 acres of mowing? Or is the complex sittng on two acres?
  3. Jeepn

    Jeepn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    2 acres of actual mowing, a good thousand feet of trimming, and just me to do it. lol
  4. karol

    karol LawnSite Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 99

    Where about's are you in Ontario. I'm in Newmarket. $200 sounds high, especially for a low income area.
  5. Jeepn

    Jeepn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    'bout half way between Windsor and London. . . I know $200 is normally pretty high for 2 acres, but I'm figuring that this is easily a 4-5 hour job. There's just too many areas that are impractical for the z-turn and will have to be cut with the 21"

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