I’ve been asked to bid on a Ford, Mazda, and Lincoln dealership. I normal do residential traditional window cleaning. I would be willing to get a WFP for this one, but I have no idea how much to charge. Can I get some help, even where to start?
Have any idea how long you think this will take? Are the sills deep inside? No garage doors? Do the front doors go right into the showroom or is there a glass entranceway? Just a few quick questions that come to mind when looking at this.
Not too sure how long it will take. I am new to using a WFP. There are garage doors on the side. Regular glass entrance doors for people on the sides. Here is the entrance way
How often? In/out or just exterior? car dealer ships are usually looking for a deal. I would probably give them a bid for exterior monthly and interior bi- monthly to make the price better. If you had a wfp it would be a relatively easy job. Is it just the glass in the picture? Would think it would take around two hours max as long as it didn’t require excessive rinsing.
I was not given details, they just called and said they wanted an estimate. I suppose I could give them both options, and then see what they take. Would you do just traditional cleaning on inside? And would you price differently for the first time and then monthly for the outside? What reasons could you give for bidding inside at bi-monthly?
I say bi-monthly on the insides because it it probably doesn’t need to be done every month and because then you can give them a better price. It works out good for both of you. Interiors are usually more of a pain anyways.
If youre both into it you should go meet whoever called you and have him show you exactly what he wants done. Then you’ll have a better idea of what you’re bidding on, what his expectations are, plus you’re more likes to get the job if they like you.
Awesome thanks! I was wondering if there was a system you use to calculate how much to charge per window when using a WFP on a dealership. I saw some other people do 100 panes for $250. Does that sound about right?
What’s your gut telling you about how to price this?
I’d be sure to ask why the last guy wasn’t called. Figure out where he failed unless it was price. Do You Wfp guys think it’s a good idea to learn how to use one with all those nice shiny cars around?
I would probobly atempt to learn somewhere else but that’s just me. Good question about last guy. They look really clean. Like they were just done.
We do lots of dealerships. I love car dealerships because you are cleaning clean windows. They normally go biweekly or monthly. All the tips mentioned already are great. Weather you use a ladder or WFP you will have to move the vehicles. Factor this into the time because in all my years one thing I learned is car dealerships hate moving cars and they always forget till you show up and remind them. We would use a WFP on outside and indoor kit inside. They may need to move cars inside as well for you. That they hate even more. This is the newest style Ford dealership and they seem to all be the same. I do not do a Ford dealership otherwise I would tell you the price we charge. Maybe someone else here does. Hope this helps you.
We service all the Ford dealerships where we are (3 in total). It’s a monthly schedule at $1,250 per job. Exterior only and just the customer/show rooms. We do traditional service on anything reachable or pole-able. WFP for the high stuff.
Price it like you’d have to ladder it. If wfp works good you got money. If you need a ladder then you’re covered.
You don’t need it every month
Not all car dealerships , so don’t price it that way, An price as if your doing Trad
Your right trying to steer them away from monthly inside cleaning. It usually doesn’t need it, an it saves them money to keep the price down.
The last dealership I just picked up. I gave them a price for 1x outside quartley inside, am they were more than happy with that
If there looking for the cheapest price then let them go find the cheapest price. Tell them to call you when there not satisfied, or when the cheap guy dings one of there cars with his pole