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.

another apartment bid open


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 12-19-2007, 02:47 PM
landonkade's Avatar
landonkade landonkade is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: alabama
Age: 32
Posts: 447
Rep Power: 8
landonkade
Default

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



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 12-19-2007, 05:33 PM
landonkade's Avatar
landonkade landonkade is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: alabama
Age: 32
Posts: 447
Rep Power: 8
landonkade
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
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
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-19-2007, 07:02 PM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-19-2007, 07:06 PM
ABurlison
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-19-2007, 07:39 PM
landonkade's Avatar
landonkade landonkade is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: alabama
Age: 32
Posts: 447
Rep Power: 8
landonkade
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
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



Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-19-2007, 09:51 PM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-20-2007, 01:37 AM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (landonkade @ Dec. 19 2007,7:39)]
Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
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
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-21-2007, 12:37 AM
SerranoLandscaping
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-21-2007, 12:57 AM
landonkade's Avatar
landonkade landonkade is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: alabama
Age: 32
Posts: 447
Rep Power: 8
landonkade
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
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
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-21-2007, 01:20 AM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
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
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello from Md
homey
Yesterday 06:55 PM
Yesterday 06:55 PM
by homey
0 38
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
Yesterday 05:07 PM
Yesterday 06:08 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 60
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
Yesterday 05:09 PM
by Chilehead
28 8,850
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
Yesterday 04:59 PM
by Chilehead
3 160
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
Yesterday 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 2,882
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
12-16-2014 11:08 PM
Yesterday 01:09 PM
by Steve
1 82
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
Yesterday 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 6,020
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
Yesterday 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,227
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
12-15-2014 10:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
188 16,394
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 226
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 226
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 292
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 203
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 722
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 740
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 217
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 3,956
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 320
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,275
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 556
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 400
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
12-09-2014 06:24 PM
by Steve
36 9,707
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 819
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 364
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 363
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,055
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,620
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 885
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,189
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
by stevef1201
15 1,363
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 530
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 604
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,145
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 776
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,141
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 1,794
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 630
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,355
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 563
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
12-02-2014 11:11 PM
by SGL1
11 9,428
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
12-02-2014 02:17 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 1,408
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
12-02-2014 08:47 AM
by SGL1
6 1,429
old contracts
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 11:10 AM
12-01-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
3 650
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
12-01-2014 10:54 AM
by Steve
9 1,194
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
12-01-2014 10:45 AM
by Steve
32 15,095
Intuit Quickbooks...
CDLAWNCARE
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
0 544
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
11-28-2014 01:36 PM
by Just Cuts
1,196 355,315
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
11-28-2014 10:49 AM
by Steve
13 2,230
Happy Thanksgiving!
Steve
11-27-2014 09:48 AM
11-27-2014 09:48 AM
by Steve
0 598
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-26-2014 09:23 PM
by stevef1201
5 951
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger bid billy goat brushcutter bush christmas commercial decorating deliquentaccounts demonstration ditches employee problems ferris first truck foreman georgia gopherhaul grass hiring how much to charge how to hydraulic installation introduction john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo managing a lawn care business marketing mowing mulch mulch price new business ordinance patio install per hour charge podcast profit on employee reo savannah scag v-ride shell snow plowing starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business steep lawns steve sulky theft toro tractor auger trailer mate pro tree walk behind wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 AM.

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