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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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just a question... where did you come up with the $35.00 per man hour rate? and why does it change to $40.00 for the other service? If you know your true man hour rate, you can bid that right on... your man hour rate may be lower than that, depending on your overhead. Which may mean that you can do the job for less, and possibly win the bid. If your rate is higher, you will lose money. And nobody wants to do that. You have the general idea right, but Im just concerned with where you got your man hour rate from?
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i got my man hr from looking at other bid help ?'s on this forum. i changed d man hr on some service b/c i will have 2 haul away trash and i have to empty that trash. is that price i listed 2 high? how would u bid this? i dont want 2 bid 2 low and not make any money.
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Hey, basically, you want to come up with your own labor rate, or man hour rate. You need to take all your expenses for the year, add them up and divide them by the hour you plan to work per year. This will be the amount of money you need to keep your business afloat... (minimum price), then you need to allow a percentage for growth, and profit. I can get more into this later, but wifey just called and dinners ready...

Also, steve knows that I have posted many times on this subject, so im wondering if he can help us put a link to a thread with this topic...


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Quote[/b] ]Also, steve knows that I have posted many times on this subject, so im wondering if he can help us put a link to a thread with this topic...
There are a lot of great posts in this estimate section. I am trying to pull all this information together to help everyone get up and running faster.
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wholly crap... just noticed how many post you have made steve
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Thanks for all that info. My question now is what would you bid on this property for the year.
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John,

I would figure out my costs per service and then figure how many visits I would be making throughout the year.

I found this post on bidding on an apartment complex and it is pretty intense.

Check this out and see if it is helpful.

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....;t=6036
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