Had a property manager of an apartment complex reach out to me for an estimate on the siding. There are 12 apartment buildings, each building being roughly 12,000 SQFT and 3 stories tall. Approx. 144,000 SQFT of total siding. Water spigot in front and back of each building. No breezeways. Property manager said the last time they were cleaned was 5 years ago though they aren’t super dirty. The siding is 75% vinyl 25% split face block (first 10 ft from the ground). This is a big step up for me compared to residential washing but I think it is the perfect opportunity for me to take a step up and I believe I am fully capable. I plan to tackle this with a 8GPM and 4 GPM. Cleaning the vinyl will be simple as that is 80% of my day to day work but I am not as experienced in cleaning split face blocks. My plan is to use an xjet and apply 12.5% SH with surfactant and rinse with white tip. The split face block is relatively clean with a few black streak stains per side. I have a picture attached. Does this look like organic growth and do you think this will be my best method of cleaning aside from 12v? Another concern is pricing. I know this varies but I planned on charging $.08/SQFT * 12,000 SQFT/building * 12 buildings bringing my estimate to $11,520. I have planned for 40 hours in 4 days to complete the entire job. This is 3 buildings per day approx 3.3 hours/building.
- Worker 40 hours x 20 hour = $800
- 4 55 Gal Drums of SH = $800
- MISC Chems = $400
- Mix expenses = $200
Total Estimated Expenses: $2200
Estimated Profit would be $233/hour
Am I crazy or on the right track with this estimate? I took time on the property and in my laptop to plan everything out but this is my first bigger job so I have no experience besides reading to back it up.
Lastly, I plan to create a contract stating terms and conditions that will protect myself. Should I include this with the estimate?
I’d like to have this sent out in the next few days but wanted to see if anyone had input / answers to a few of my questions before sending it over.
Thanks for any help!
- I didn’t want to include too many pictures or building maps because I’ve read several comments saying this is a great way to get a potential job stolen…… not that its mine anyways.