Simon.SimonOhio said:I might sound foolish saying this, but I just found out today that HUD has reverted to the 2008 grass cut pricing.
ML2012-18 grass prices have been superceeded by ML 2008-31 as I understand it.
The reason why I am mentioning this is because the Warren, Michigan based National I get most of my work from had their yearly "competition" among contractors to "bid" on lot sizes 0-5000, 5001-10000, and 10001-15000 sqft yards. The lowest bidder (without their discount) was said to most likely get "the most cuts". BUT THEY DID NOT FORWARD THE NEW INFORMATION!!Last year I replied with: "what kind of a scam is this?". Really. I told them if they want higher profits, get more clients like I do. Needless to say, I did not get a reply. I did bid, but was only going to accept $5 less than I would have gotten. Baby needs new shoes...
Anyway, the 2008 reg HAS NO 0-5000 SQFT! In ohio, its $85 for an initial cut up to 10000 sqft. I...am peeved. And you can cut an overallowable lot without a bid for an additional $25 per 10000 sqft.
I don't know. I'm feeling a bit salty right now...I'm usually on top of these things, but they were not up front with the new pricing.
Subtract $0.50-$1.00 from HUD and submit that with your competitive pricing form. A tip I've learned from a wise CT sage.