we have received a call from the biggest hotel in our town to have the windows & gutters cleaned. They want a quote but I do not have a clue on how to quote it considering the size… We have the experience to get this job done …it is just the price I need help with.
What format do people use when approaching something like this with multiple windows, patio glass …5 stories?
I will take some photos tomorrow. I will be renting a lift for this job yes…
By format I just mean when you are doing a quote like this do you work off a specific pricing structure to get the total or do you just use your experience to figure out how many days it will take with the lift…?
I did a walk around and estimated it would take 2 weeks with a couple guys… but I am just guessing how many days it will take.
Get as much information as you can from the manager of what is being done now & what they would really like for future service.
Take an inventory of what tools you need to get the job done. Also lifts etc.
Divide the job in to areas for how long it will take you. Then as you add the quote up it is easier. Pricing is the hardest part of any job, not getting the job done.
Make the quote so that it gives you options. i.e. Outside front & main areas once a month. Other not so important areas 4 times a year etc.
Consider factoring foot-fall/busy areas of guests for risk assessment when working. Take into consideration eating times for restaurants or coffee/buffet areas &/or conference rooms.
Know that maids usually only do guest room windows unless it’s out of there reach.
Do not be intimidated by the job.
Consider that you may have been called because they want to lower the price of existing contractor. Ask them!
Know that the first time will probably take you twice as long.
Thats a large job. I don’t think that job was completed in 2 days with only 3 guys, that job seem more like 7-8 days (full days) 4 guys, not including the gutters.
A lot of the glass looks like it can be WFP’d which will save some time.
Agreed. Then figure the whole job based on your per window price + expenses (lift, etc). If there is a big discrepancy between your two estimates, you’ve missed something. If the numbers are very close, you got it.
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