Submitting Bids

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by H & S Services LLC, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    I tried figuring out prices last year just going by square footage... Going that route, my price eventually came out to $300 per acre. There's no way that'd ever fly for a basic mow, blow, and go type of service. Would be nice though. Lol
  2. Sharps_lawn&landscaping

    Sharps_lawn&landscaping LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 84

    An acre should at least be around 75.00.
  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    Most guys around here get around 60 an acre after that it's up to you to get your time down to where your profitable. I feel comfortable at 60 an acre as in it takes right at an hour to do it.
  4. Joshuakwhit

    Joshuakwhit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 247

    Are you all talking about mow trim and blow an acre an hour or just mowing an acre an hour. I can easily mow 2 acres an hour.
  5. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,738

    Mow trim blow a hilly acre solo with a 48" walkbehind
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  6. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    With one machine? You must really be moving and not have much in the way.
  7. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    I have never measured the sq ft of a yard, EVER. I know my cost's per hour. And I can look at a yard and tell how long it will take me. I would never advertise prices like this. There a just too many things to consider. Toys all over the yard, Dog sh!t everwhere, hilly yard, etc,etc,etc.
  8. Joshuakwhit

    Joshuakwhit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 247

    Well thats average time. 30 minutes an acre easy!
  9. GreenGuysLC

    GreenGuysLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Average time depends...on operator....on equipment and on property. I echo everyone else. You shoukd be shooting for hourly.....personally i look at $75 an hour....a half acre subdivison.lot can take just about as long as a full country acre. Over time you will learn to eyeball the property and guesstimate it. Only time can tell if you shot yourself in the foot or not.
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  10. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    Truth... and shooting oneself in the foot will happen from time to time, but it's all part of the learning process.

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