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Old 11-09-2010, 04:25 PM
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I have to but a bid in on a 3 stories high building. What would u charge? I'M thinking 3.00 a foot

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I'd say 3.00 a foot is good, THOUGH;

You should charge a minimum, just to make every job worthwhile.


Around here, gutters are usually 20 feet x 20 feet (front / side or back) =
40ft x $3 = $120.00

Though going out of my way for $3/ft for 20 feet isn't worth your time and will be VERY irritating. You will get business, it's just that awful kinda of business - the type you wish you never bothered with.

So I'd say charge a minimum of $60.00, even if they only have 20ft or less of gutters to clear.


Just like a taxi driver.

By getting in the cab, you are automatically charged $5.00 PLUS the distance traveled. Because, I'm sure back in time, some fool decided to call a cab to only drive him across the street, which would initially eat the cab drivers profit. The cab driver spends fuel going to pick up the passenger, this $5 secures the cab drivers 'expenses' give or take.
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How are you going to access those gutters? How long do you think it will take you?
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Its 12 apartment building, with 408 ft of gutter per building, 30 ft high. All the building are the same it come out to 408x12=4896 x 3.00 = $14688 +10% for the Company = 16,156.80

I should get about 35 ft and hr. or so 4896/35= 140 hrs / 8 hrs = 17.5 days/3 men= 6 days or so.
Do you think this looks right or am I missing something?
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How are you going to perform the job? What's your plan of attack with this? Can you clean them from the roof or will you have to do it from a ladder?
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