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Condo bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by ponyboy, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I'm re writing their contract with their help here is what they want what would you charge
    2 skid steer with operators
    1 truck with salter
    6 shovlers
    Will need 4 tons of salt
    2 pallets of calcium
    Should be an average of 10 hours of work during storm
    4 hours next day to do spots and fill up calcium buckets in each condo

    What's your prices per storm 10 hours would be average some more some less most will be around 6 inches or less and 2 usually more like 10 inches so I average at 10 hours
    Let's here prices on per storm up to 10 inches per storm then we will be over 10 hours
    Or seasonal last year we had 24 events salting and plowing nist under 4 inches
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Ten man hours or ten hours per man?
     
  3. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Ten hours per man
     
  4. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035

    So you want to hear labor prices for a storm up to 10"?

    It would be the same as a 2" storm but expected to take a little longer
     
  5. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Yes they will be paying for 10 storms In price
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    So you would have 150 man hours per storm?
     
  7. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    No 6 shovlers
    3 operators so 90 man hours
    No I want to hear what people would charge
    Labor should be close to same every where everyone overhead is different and profit is different for everyone
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Plus time to refill salt bins.
     
  9. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Hear is what current guy who they are kicking out in 30 days
    Weekly Lawn, hedge trimming 3 times a year 100yards of mulch
    10 bags of chemicals 5 app spring and fall clean up all taken away weeding this takes 4 guys a day to cut 2 days to trim whole place once and clean ups take 4 days in spring and leaves will take 4 day each round and there are two rounds
    Snow same specs as above 10 storms below 10 inches
    He was $93,400 I know my bid
    What's are others price
     
  10. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,004

    You say 4 hours the next day to do spots and fill up buckets...will all the guys you listed come back for that or just a few?
     
  11. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    No just two guys one operator one labor
     
  12. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,004

    Well with your specs 10 hours and 10 storms + the 4 hours I figured around $51,600.
     
  13. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    That's my cost with out profit or overhead
    I was $90,000 for snow and $60000 for maintenance
     
  14. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    My other friend was $200000 for 20!storms
     
  15. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,004

    That's with some profit with it. Of course everyones different. Idk what more my dad will add to it, he knows his overhead I dont. Once I start my business I'll have my own overhead, which I don't believe is gonna be alot
     
  16. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    The bigger you get the more overhead you get
     
  17. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,004

    Yea we only got 3 trucks. 1 is my personal truck
     
  18. outdoorimagesct

    outdoorimagesct Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    With your specs I came up with a rough draft of 100k with only 10 storms a year. In CT this snow quote would be in the neighborhood of 200k for snow and 150 for lawn. Just quick notes.
     
  19. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Ok update
    Saw another company quote from last year same specs as current guy it was $143,000
    This is a very repibutal company so they chose current guys at $93,000
    I never even got to bid they knew my numbers but never officially gave it to them
    They had a special board meeting and decided to stay with current guy
    Last year there were 5 car accidents due to slippery roads 3 slip and falls and his skid steer operator hit another car
    This year he didn't mulch didn't put down any chemicals trimmed only once and still hasn't fixed the curbs from snow damage
    They are keeping him and not going to pay him for the last few months and take him to court for braking contract
    This is what I was told by the proprety manger today they have emgerncy repair on roofs over $250,000 so they need to cut ever corner they can this winter
    Either way if she is being honest or not I'm happy I didn't get it for this year as I picked up other accounts
    She says in spring it should be mine
    I don't understand how u let people work for you when it's a proven fact they are stealing from you
    Cheapest bid wins wrong customer for me