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    $$$ for this ??

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    Little back ground, I have been washing for 5 years now and have never worked on city sidewalks or dealt with the public while washing. everything I have done has been on personal property.

    Company is a hundred million dollar company 180 properties, 400 buildings and 7500 units. They pay every week, bill them on Thursday and get check on Monday, zero issues EVER. Very good client and don't want to kill them but I don't want to leave any money on the able.

    I know my hourly rate and I know what I want to make, but please throw me a bone here.

    With the big city mentality, hotel, lift rental,and the PIA factor Is this a $3,800.00 job ? ( with the amount of time I have invested $3800 would almost triple my hourly rate goal )
    Steven Mendez
    http://www.westernmainepressurewashing.com
    Wood restoration,house washing, roof washing, deck cleaning and staining, concrete cleaning.

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    I could probably wash that from the ground. I would do it for $3800.

    I would have to make sure about those window units leaking inside though, so be careful with that.
    J.C. Galmiche
    Cajun Cleanin' Powerwashing
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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun cleanin View Post
    I could probably wash that from the ground. I would do it for $3800.

    I would have to make sure about those window units leaking inside though, so be careful with that.
    Part of it could be done from the ground, but with all the wind, foot and car traffic at the intersection I decided to rent a scissor lift to do it from the sidewalk. That way I could manage the overspray better and do a much better job.

    I understand different market conditions, but would you feel comfortable charging that in your market ?
    Steven Mendez
    http://www.westernmainepressurewashing.com
    Wood restoration,house washing, roof washing, deck cleaning and staining, concrete cleaning.

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    Seems a little high if you are competing against other bids. A lift will cost say 600 for the day with 2 guys maybe a third to help with traffic and stuff you should have no problem doing it in a day. So how much do you want in a day.
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    Brian Wendling
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    Bingo Brian. That's a 4 hour job without a lift. 8 hours worth a lift.
    William
    Chuck Norris can believe it's not butter.

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    William, . there are 4 more sides. so I would assume two trailers on site to do it in 4 hours.
    Last edited by steven; 06-27-2016 at 03:24 AM.
    Steven Mendez
    http://www.westernmainepressurewashing.com
    Wood restoration,house washing, roof washing, deck cleaning and staining, concrete cleaning.

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    I assumed 2 buildings, so 8 sides. 2 guys and 2 machines. Just guessing from the pic. Most of my estimates are from google earth.
    William
    Chuck Norris can believe it's not butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offdutyfireman View Post
    I assumed 2 buildings, so 8 sides. 2 guys and 2 machines. Just guessing from the pic. Most of my estimates are from google earth.
    Then yes I agree 2 men 2 machines could do it in 4 hours. Though it would take me maybe 5 or 6 with all the stuff going on in the city. you have been at it a lot longer than me and I believe you have all the ins and outs down pat.
    Steven Mendez
    http://www.westernmainepressurewashing.com
    Wood restoration,house washing, roof washing, deck cleaning and staining, concrete cleaning.

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    Can't see the back sides but are there streets or sidewalks on the other sides? Doesn't look that busy. One ground guy to help people navigate the site to avoid that problem, two guys washing.....one day easy. I think $3,800 is high, even in my market. If your tripling your normal rate and come to 38, just remember that pigs get fed and hogs get slaughtered......
    Also keep in mind the potential that the client has moving forward. Not sure if you have worked for them before, but I would think you want to work from them again. I would cut it back a bit.
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    Thanks guys. I will tone it back a bit. with one machine I have 11 hours into it ( that's including a breakdown, some concrete cleaning and rust removal ). One corner of the building, the corner in the picture, was pretty high and I Just barely, and I mean barely made it to the top. There was a crew of guys working right next door doing a roof on a building and I didn't want to get chems on them with over spray. Instead of blowing stuff all over the crew I used the little scissor lift.
    Steven Mendez
    http://www.westernmainepressurewashing.com
    Wood restoration,house washing, roof washing, deck cleaning and staining, concrete cleaning.

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