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Guess how much....

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by mcwlandscaping, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I was asked to bid this property for landscaping this year, winning bidder got it for 20% of what I and other legit companies in the area bid on it. I happen to know some board members for the property so they tell me things once the board finishes deciding. I was asked to bid the place for winter too, they told me what their max budget for the whole season was....try to guess what it is.


    -Roughly 30,000 sq ft
    -110 ft Sidewalk
    -All salt/sand to be provided by contractor
    -All snow hauled off site every storm
    -1" Trigger
    -No blizzard clause or max cap for season
    -There are at least as many cars in the parking lot at all times as in the pic

    15 Harbor Ave edit.jpg
  2. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    tree fiddy?
  3. getsum

    getsum Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 220

    35-40 Grand :confused:
  4. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    $10,000 ?? That looks like an easy lot to push. The lots around here have too much landscaping and island crap
  5. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    It wouldn't be too much except for the hauling after every storm. That part is going to cost more than the plowing and salting.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Someone probably bid it at $9k. To low? Yes but that's my guess.
  7. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    You mean to tell me this company hired someone that doesn't pay taxes or have insurance!!

    Or are you not aware that lowballing is a strategy. So he doesn't have the same prices you do. So what!
    Walmart has a cheeper price than Mom and Pop's deli.
  8. KBTConst

    KBTConst Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    Here it would be about 20k to 25k
  9. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    My guess is 5k
  10. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Ok...so what is it?
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Hey MC, you know what guys call girls when they don't...................
  12. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    ummm....a tease?
  13. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    LOL hahahaha, forgot about this! A couple of you guys were real close/got it, its $10k.....and exactly like someone mentioned it seems to be a real easy push lot if it were empty and how they can haul out for that price is unreal.

    BossPlow2010, while I wouldn't call lowballing a "strategy" i was only speculating that they may not be legit given the price they do the work for and i know the players in the area and the ones with the capital on hand that could do that entire property without subbing out the hauling would be charging roughly double for that job. It makes you wonder how the guys doing it for $10k can do it while subbing out the hauling...but again, its not worth my time to really look into it anymore. Sorry for the wording choice.