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    here is a apartment complex that is accepting bids for the 2008 season. They said i could come by and someone will walk the complex with telling me what they want. I havent been there yet, going here soon

    the brown that u see(looks like dirt) is actually grass, just the way google brings it up in my area

    not sure on how many times a month on mowing yet

    any ideas on pricing- i got $561 a cut, i think that is wrong,lol

    i'm going to use keiths lawn care software to help me out to see what i come up with.

    i am calling around to businesses in the phone book, going down the list,lol




  • #2
    Quote[/b] (landonkade @ Dec. 19 2007,2:47)]here is a apartment complex that is accepting bids for the 2008 season. They said i could come by and someone will walk the complex with telling me what they want. I havent been there yet, going here soon

    the brown that u see(looks like dirt) is actually grass, just the way google brings it up in my area

    not sure on how many times a month on mowing yet

    any ideas on pricing- i got $561 a cut, i think that is wrong,lol

    i'm going to use keiths lawn care software to help me out to see what i come up with.

    i am calling around to businesses in the phone book, going down the list,lol
    wow all these views and no one is replying

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    • #3
      Hi Matt,

      Please send me a email or message with the address and I will gooogle earth it myself so I can get a better look at it and then I'll run it through the estimator sofware for you and maybe give you a little heads up on what others would charge.


      Also don't be afraid to ask the manager or whom ever does the walk though with you; How much are you currently being charged and do you have a budgit set for these services. This question could just be the key question.

      Good Luck
      Tim

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      • #4
        Yeah, what Tim said, I've gotten more information about what they pay, what they wanna pay and so forth, just by asking those 2 questions.

        ANDY

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        • #5
          Quote[/b] (realhuntin @ Dec. 19 2007,7:02)]Hi Matt,

          Please send me a email or message with the address and I will gooogle earth it myself so I can get a better look at it and then I'll run it through the estimator sofware for you and maybe give you a little heads up on what others would charge.


          Also don't be afraid to ask the manager or whom ever does the walk though with you; How much are you currently being charged and do you have a budgit set for these services. This question could just be the key question.

          Good Luck
          Tim
          3055 flynn rd dothan al 36303

          there is 2 othere apartment complexs up for bid to, proably be going to those tomorrow
          here are the other 2 address, if u want to look at these also

          2233 westgate parkway dothan al 36303
          103 sweetwater dr dothan al 36303



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          • #6
            Matt here is what I came up with;

            Approx 7 acres of open mowing

            3050 Ln ft of Walks to trim (3050 reflect center line of walks).

            3480 Ln ft of Building to trim (3480 reflect total around 6 buildings).

            5650 Ln ft of Parking lot & walkways to blow off (5650 reflects center line of parking lot and walks totaled).


            I came up with $875 per cutting, $130 per trimming and $145 per blowing. This is for WEEKLY service. Total contract amount $53,716.00 with 11 equal payments of $4,476.33 and 1 payment of $4,476.37


            Make sure you put a 10 day past due % in the contract and on all invoice.

            Good Luck with this I hope you get it. If you think you need to aulter the pricing go for it but this is what I would bid it for.

            My rate is $125 per acre and $65 per man hour. This job would take the biggest part of a day to complete with a 2 man crew.

            Good Luck!
            Tim

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            • #7
              Quote[/b] (landonkade @ Dec. 19 2007,7:39)]
              Quote[/b] (realhuntin @ Dec. 19 2007,7:02)]Hi Matt,

              Please send me a email or message with the address and I will gooogle earth it myself so I can get a better look at it and then I'll run it through the estimator sofware for you and maybe give you a little heads up on what others would charge.


              Also don't be afraid to ask the manager or whom ever does the walk though with you; How much are you currently being charged and do you have a budgit set for these services. This question could just be the key question.

              Good Luck
              Tim
              3055 flynn rd dothan al 36303

              there is 2 othere apartment complexs up for bid to, proably be going to those tomorrow
              here are the other 2 address, if u want to look at these also

              2233 westgate parkway dothan al 36303
              103 sweetwater dr dothan al 36303
              Hi Matt 1:00 AM 12/20/2007

              2233 Westgate

              7.421 acres @ $125 = $926.25 per cut

              + Trimming $165

              + Blowing $185

              Total $1,276.25 per cut & trim



              103 Sweetwater

              12.5 acres @ $125 = $1,562.50 per cut

              + Trimming $165

              + Blowing $185

              Total $1,912.50 per cut & trim


              Let me know what the difference is from what you came up with on these please.

              Thanks and Good Luck!
              Tim

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              • #8
                I have a quick off topic question. How can I find out who is accepting bids for 2008 in my area.

                Like how do you know what apt complex is accepting bids.

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                • #9
                  Quote[/b] (SerranoLandscaping @ Dec. 21 2007,12:37)]I have a quick off topic question. How can I find out who is accepting bids for 2008 in my area.

                  Like how do you know what apt complex is accepting bids.
                  go down the phone book and ask

                  that is what i am doing

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                  • #10
                    Quote[/b] (SerranoLandscaping @ Dec. 21 2007,12:37)]I have a quick off topic question. How can I find out who is accepting bids for 2008 in my area.

                    Like how do you know what apt complex is accepting bids.
                    Only send letter out or calls to the ones you want dont just acll everyone and anyone.

                    there is a letter I sent in that you can down load and edit to fit your company. It is in the contracts and letters section of the forum.it is called "LETTER TO A BUSINESS" all it says is that your requesting to be put on their bidders list and giving them some info on your companay.

                    GOOD LUCK
                    TIM

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                    • #11
                      Pete,

                      Check out the letter Tim allowed us to add to the free customer letter section here

                      http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....;t=1541

                      Let us know if this helps.
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                      • #12
                        Keep in mind, too, that the higher your website is ranked for your area, the more RFB (requests for bids) you'll get without even trying. *I've gotten three calls today from companies wanting bids. *All three said they found us through a Google search.

                        If you need help with a website or SEO, there are plenty of us out here who do this on the side. *Me being one of those people. *Don't hesitate to email me!



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                        • #13
                          Quote[/b] ]Keep in mind, too, that the higher your website is ranked for your area, the more RFB (requests for bids) you'll get without even trying. I've gotten three calls today from companies wanting bids. All three said they found us through a Google search.
                          Were these calls from your own website or through a bidding site?
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                          • #14
                            Quote[/b] ]Also don't be afraid to ask the manager or whom ever does the walk though with you; How much are you currently being charged and do you have a budgit set for these services. This question could just be the key questi
                            Isn't this kind of unprofessional? Make it sound like you don't know what your doing?
                            Rob
                            Green Image Lawn & Landscape

                            \"If you don't feel the same way about Friday nights as you do Sunday nights, then you are not doing the right thing.\"

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                            • #15
                              Quote[/b] (FourSeasons @ Dec. 21 2007,11:07)]
                              Isn't this kind of unprofessional? Make it sound like you don't know what your doing?[/QUOTE]
                              No not at all Rob, This will tell the customer you are willing to work with them and also allows you to get a feel for their budgit so you don't go there with some crazy high bid. And it will tell you if you want to persue bidding maybe if you know where the budgit is then you wont be waisting time bidding something that you now know wouldnt be able to beat and you can just tell them right then they have the best deal and you don't think you can match or beat the price they have. They will apperciate it more. You would know right off if you could beat it or not, by your per acre rate. this will cut down on alot of wasited time on both parties.

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