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post #1 of Old 05-14-2011, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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What would you do if you was in this position:

Say you want to start your business ( doing floors ) and you tell your boss you want to do allhis floors, sub contract and he says sure and he tells you to give him a bid. ( its for 2 car dealerships and with in the dealerships theres other lots that has offices and floor work.) theres over 60,000 sq ft combined.

since you guys are good to each other would you go by sq footage or just do a package deal to do all floors and give a good price since he letting you bid?

also he knows you can also do windows and steam clean chairs.

would you think if i was to stay ill do all the floors for both dealerships plus do windows and chairs for 3,000 a month? you think thats to high or to low??

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It depends on what types of floors you'll be cleaning (VCT, ceramic tile, carpet etc.) and what applications you need to perform (buffing, scrubbing, stripping, waxing, burnishing etc.) but 3000 seems WAY too low especially if you'll also be cleaning windows and chairs.

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Lets say it is VCT. Let's say it is in good shape and only needs a spray buff. I personally could quote about 12¢ per sq ft due to the very large area required. That's $7,200. Keep in mind one person doing spray buff at a rate of 500 sq ft per hour, that's 120 hours. That's $60 per hour. $15 of which will be materials. Liability and workers comp? You gotta have that too. Figure another $15 per hour. Why? Put in 50 hours a month (part time) that's $750 a month for insurance. If you don't think insurance costs that much, you are in for a rude awakening.
Personally, as a one man operation, I wouldn't/couldn't touch that. Even with a nice floor machine like this I'm not going to see enough productivity alone to get this done in a reasonable amount of time. Triple that if it needs a strip and wax job. Alone, I'm estimating a good 300 man hours. Don't be a slave working for free.
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