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    They want:

    28 weekly Mows
    Bed weeding when needed
    all bed edges redefined
    Spring Cleanup
    Fall Cleanup
    Bush Trimming Once in spring, once in fall (about 30 small bushes)
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    http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

  • #2
    Very nice job in measuring out the estimate area.

    28 weekly Mows
    How many sq ft do you think the job will be in total? What size mower will you be using and how long are you estimating it will take you per cut?

    Bed weeding when needed
    How often do you estimate you will need to do this and how much time are you thinking it will take on average per week?

    all bed edges redefined
    How often will this need to be done and how much time will it take?

    Spring Cleanup
    What is your view on how long this will take?

    Fall Cleanup
    How long will this take?

    Bush Trimming Once in spring, once in fall (about 30 small bushes)
    How much time will this take per service?
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    • #3
      Very nice job in measuring out the estimate area.

      Quote:
      28 weekly Mows
      How many sq ft do you think the job will be in total? What size mower will you be using and how long are you estimating it will take you per cut?
      70000 sq ft, with a 42" mower, i think it can be mowed in 1 1/2 hrs

      Quote:
      Bed weeding when needed
      How often do you estimate you will need to do this and how much time are you thinking it will take on average per week?
      I guess once a month probably will do it, but my guy likes to pull them or wack em with the weed whacker as he goes


      all bed edges redefined
      How often will this need to be done and how much time will it take?
      This will be a one time thing in April, I think it would take about 3 hours with 2 guys

      Quote:
      Spring Cleanup
      What is your view on how long this will take?
      my guess is 4 hrs

      Quote:
      Fall Cleanup
      How long will this take?
      again my guess is 4 hrs


      Quote:
      Bush Trimming Once in spring, once in fall (about 30 small bushes)
      How much time will this take per service?

      I think 2 hours would be a good estimate to cut, then an hour to cleanup
      http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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      • #4
        Did you measure that yourself? If so how did you do that?
        Last edited by thegroundscrew; 02-15-2012, 04:12 PM.

        Curtis Michael
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        • #5
          I used google earth to do the measuring, cant really wheel it right now the snow on the ground wont allow for it. To put the measurements on the photo I utilized paint on the computer.
          http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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          • #6
            28cuts x 1.5hrs = 42hrs
            weeding beds 1hr per month for 7 months? = 7 hrs
            bed edging 2men 3hrs each = 6hrs
            spring cleanup = 4hrs
            fall cleanup = 4hrs
            hedge trimming = 2hrs

            65 hrs total?

            65hrs x $45? = $2925

            Would that work? Or did I miss something?
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            • #7
              Steve, this is four one year is that correct?

              If so that will cost them....

              Divide $2925.00 by 52 weeks = $56.25 per week.

              Steve that seems quite low for such a large property. These different services shouldnt all be charged by $45.oo and hour when say pruning you should charge more as well as spring/fall cleanups. However, I think the mowing can constitute a $45.00 an hour charge.

              Curtis Michael
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              The Grounds Crew
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              • #8
                there will be 2 workers for each of those hours so that should be doubled? Also it would be over a 7 month period for the billing, Apr - End of Oct
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                • #9
                  Steve, this is four one year is that correct?
                  I wasn't using a year, I was using what Jymie said which was
                  28 weekly Mows
                  .

                  Hi Jymie,

                  Calculations can get messy when we are talking man hours.

                  Can you take what I wrote and edit it to show us what you mean by
                  there will be 2 workers for each of those hours so that should be doubled?
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                  • #10
                    The total man hours would be 130. 2 workers x $45

                    My actual payroll would be $18 an hour for the 2 workers, so

                    I submitted a bid for $4418.00 which would work out to a monthly payment of $631.14.

                    The next day they called me to submit a bid for their other apartment complex in the next town. I wonder if that's a good sign. I'm going over to that one today to get a visual of the area.
                    http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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                    • #11
                      I would take that as a good sign.

                      Keep us posted on that too!
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