Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job
If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.

Need help with commercial bid ASAP!!!!


Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-12-2011, 08:58 PM
winkie61 winkie61 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fayetteville,NC
Posts: 54
Rep Power: 7
winkie61 is on a distinguished road
Question Need help with commercial bid ASAP!!!!

Hi everyone, I won the bid on the 182,863 sq ft bid that I posted on this forum a couple of weeks ago for 250.00 per visit. The customer now wants me to bid on her commercial property which is 11,392 sq ft and I estimate about 1000 linear ft of edging and shrub trimming every other visit which I estimate between 30-45 mins. The gopher calculator says that I can mow this property in 40 mins and should charge around 53.07 but I'm thinking because of the edging and trimming it will take me between 2-3 hrs and I'm thinking in the neighborhood of 125.00 -175.00 per visit. I will have two other people to help with the job. 52" Gravely Mower
1 Stihl Edger
1 Stihl multi attachment: equipped w/ edger, weedeater, and hedgetrimmer head
1 Echo edger
1 Echo hedge trimmer
Please help ASAP as she would like to have a quote by 09/13/11
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 09-13-2011, 08:35 PM
SpokaneSRC SpokaneSRC is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 89
Rep Power: 6
SpokaneSRC is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
180,000 sq ft for $250 and 11,000 for $175. Seems like a large discrepancy in your bidding. Good luck with it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-14-2011, 05:30 PM
nickeckes nickeckes is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 62
Rep Power: 6
nickeckes is on a distinguished road
Default

I AGREE ^ ^ Thats A Big Difference In Price And Sq. Ft ??
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-15-2011, 10:31 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,946
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Can you give us a little insight as to why the property difference is 16 times and the price difference is 1.5 times different?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-16-2011, 02:11 AM
BudgetGreenLawns.com BudgetGreenLawns.com is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 8
BudgetGreenLawns.com is on a distinguished road
Default Wow!?!

She wants you to quote the residential because you were probably ~$200 less per week than everyone else on the commercial bid...

180k+ sq.ft. / $250 = ~$65/acre including trimming?!?

I think you need to bid more for commercial ($350-$500+ per visit) and less on residential ($75-$125 per visit)

Jobsite time should be taken into consideration, however, that is purely a variable unless you've decide (and allowed) to actually do the job before the bidding. I found that by adding up the facts (Area + Trimming Feet) I was able to get a good baseline then add or subtract a little for uniqueness associated with the property. This worked best for me because I was able to bid more consistently; knowing how to tweak my figures when I lost out on a bid.

Best of luck explaining why you can't mow the residential property for $15.57 (I did the math...)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help ASAP please! semperfi_lawn_guy Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 3 03-22-2011 07:26 AM
Need Help Asap! Mattcrump Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 22 11-14-2010 01:30 AM
Commercial bid need help ASAP winkie61 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 3 03-20-2010 09:01 PM
please HELP ASAP Grass Masters, LLC General Talk 8 05-28-2009 09:12 PM
help asap!! VogelLawnService Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 2 03-05-2007 02:39 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello from Centreville!
Daveylawns
Yesterday 09:04 AM
Today 04:08 PM
by Steve
1 32
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
Yesterday 10:07 AM
Yesterday 08:41 PM
by Steve
1 29
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
Yesterday 09:06 AM
by Daveylawns
10 3,732
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
05-22-2016 11:45 AM
by jrs.landscaping
8 241
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
05-21-2016 06:36 PM
by rmccutchan
2 48
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
05-20-2016 07:08 PM
by Stevenor92
8 162
Intro
LaraRahmani
05-18-2016 02:54 PM
05-19-2016 02:43 PM
by Steve
2 86
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
05-18-2016 07:34 PM
by Stevenor92
4 154
New mower!!!!
Stevenor92
05-18-2016 03:46 AM
05-18-2016 06:39 PM
by Stevenor92
2 87
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-18-2016 02:59 PM
by LaraRahmani
1,249 434,414
Stupid idea?
hopolb33
05-13-2016 11:25 AM
05-16-2016 11:22 AM
by Steve
1 123
Planting SKYBOUND CEDARS
FrankieeLawnz
05-13-2016 03:59 PM
05-16-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 111
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
05-15-2016 11:12 PM
by Tree geek
2 159
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-13-2016 11:15 AM
by Steve
11 346
Hello from great state...
Cel1980
05-11-2016 09:00 AM
05-13-2016 11:07 AM
by Steve
2 132
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
05-02-2016 02:33 PM
05-11-2016 03:54 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
10 391
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
05-09-2016 07:08 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
16 5,484
Echo SRM 230 trouble.
Jack Rabbit
05-08-2016 06:16 PM
05-08-2016 11:22 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 134
Toro ZTR Issues
rsanchez1203
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-07-2016 10:26 AM
by Steve
2 149
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-02-2016 11:52 AM
05-03-2016 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 258
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 273
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 310
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 292
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 257
» Popular Tags
advertising become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss break business education business help business management contractor hacks deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimates free lawn care fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade hydro increase customers jjandm lawncare landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawncare lawn mowing lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch new business planting plowing raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care roundup safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel solo solo backpack sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up swzt toro timecutter tree tree pics tree service video walk behind what to charge work from home
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy