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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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I started my owne landscaping business last year and I was just called to bid on my first apartment complex. I've tried to pull it on google eath and 3d live maps but I can't seem to pull up the complex to post pictures. address is 102 roosevelt ave, aparment names are evergreen appartments. I was wondering if I could get some help on how much to charge to bid this property. It will be weekly mowing, trimming/edeging and blowing and trash pick up....all help and appreciated and I need to turn in bid by this wed or thurs....
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What town and state? I will try to pull it up to post the images.
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How is this? If the area is in this picture, you could save it and then maybe draw where the outline of the area is you would be bidding on.
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I can't seem to save and add lines, but I would say everything you see on the picture to the left of the street and to the right. The trees you see on the right, most have been removed and now it's grass and also the grass behind the trees
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Can you right click on the image and save the picture? Load it up into your microsoft paint and then draw the lines and then resave it and post it?
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What kind of equipment do you have to perform this job?
What size crew would you use?
How many man hours do you predict you would need to complete this job?
What is your operating costs per hour?
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My equipment is a tore 22hp 50in zero turn, I have one 15.5hp craftsman, just a standard push mower, 3 weedeaters and a blower. I normally work solo unless it's a big job and I don't want to spend most of my time then I use a 2 man or 3 man crew that includes me. I was figuring it would tak 4-6 hours to complete the property with a 3 man crew. What I figured was 2.5-3 hrs mowing (35.00 per man hr=262-315 per mow) 1hr- 1.5 hrs trimming (30.00 per man hr=90-135) and blowing/trash pick up/hauling away 1hr- 1.5 hrs (40 per man hr=120-180). I used 40 per man hour to include having to haul away and there is normally a lot of trash. Also I inluded 90.00 for 30 min driving to site and unloading equipment and 30 min driving from site and loading equipment. I also added a 7-12% increase for business growth. Total is 806.40 a week which includes the 12% increase or 770.40 a week with the 7% increase. What are your thoughts
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