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creatived
03-19-2007, 11:46 AM
Before The Snow In Li Ny I Have Been Giving The Landscaping At A 5 Million Dollar House A Makeover. Maintenance Wise Edging Shaping, Pruning, Elevating Some Of The Tree's, Cleaning Out Beds, Hard-cutting, Etc., I Have Been Charging $30per Hour Per Man On The Job I Have Had Four Guys There For 40 Hours So Far. I Have Used This Before And Have Given A Proposal With My Wages Disclosed On It. I Told Him I Would Bill Him By The Hour Because There Was So Much Work. I Have Him As A Full Time Customer This Year And What To Keep Him Happy How Do Other Scapers Fell About $30/hr Per Man? + -

salandscape
03-19-2007, 02:27 PM
Run your overhead/ variable numbers to see if that is enough for you to charge and make the margin you want to make. No one on this ite or any where else can tell you what is enough for you to charge. Personally for myself I bill my guys out @ $50 per hour to make roughly a 24-27% margin.

TJLANDS
03-19-2007, 03:43 PM
Sounds low for the area. I billed out 38.50 for my Commercial work. $45.00 for residential. That was last year. Rates are going up this year.

mattfromNY
03-19-2007, 03:48 PM
It sounds WAY low for downstate. I would think you'd be closer to $50. I haven't heard of anyone around me charging less than $35.

sdelorey494103
03-19-2007, 03:55 PM
what do you think a good hourly rate would be for capecod mass

creatived
03-19-2007, 06:21 PM
Sounds low for the area. I billed out 38.50 for my Commercial work. $45.00 for residential. That was last year. Rates are going up this year.
I DID THE MATH AND THE PROFIT FOR THIS JOB WAS CONSIDERABLE THE REASON I FELT TO GO LOW WAS THERE IS A LOT MORE WORK THERE TO DO MAN HOURS WILL BE OVER 200 WHEN I AM DONE SO THAT WITH 4 WORKERS @ 30$ MULTIPLIED IS 24k BUT AFTER THIS JOB I AM GOIING TO RE-EVALUATE THE SITUATION

TJLANDS
03-19-2007, 06:47 PM
As long as you are happy with your profit!
For some small companies they charge $30 a manhour and after all is said and done they were lucky to clear $1 an hour. It happens all the time.

Az Gardener
03-19-2007, 06:48 PM
I have been on jobs like that. Be sure to get paid the following week and don't let things slide. You will probably be fine until the end of the job when he realizes how much he has spent. If you have your crew show up to the job and you are not paying for travel and you are still getting your mark up on materials and getting delivery fees you will make a few bucks.

Edgewater
03-19-2007, 08:35 PM
So how is the barber business?

Sorry couldn't resist. Good gardeners should bring $40 per man hour. (alone) a 2 man crew would be 65-75 an hour.

Adam

creatived
03-19-2007, 08:41 PM
THIS IS MYSELF AND 3 THREE LABORER'S SO I GET 120$/HR FOR ME AND THEM BARBERS DON'T GARDEN IN THE HAMPTONS.:usflag:

creatived
03-19-2007, 08:42 PM
THIS IS MYSELF AND 3 THREE LABORER'S SO I GET 120$/HR FOR ME AND THEM BARBERS DON'T GARDEN IN THE HAMPTONS.:usflag:

Duekster
03-19-2007, 08:49 PM
I bill my guys at $35.00 per hour in two or three man crews to cover the truck. I am pushing this more toward $40.00.

I would like to get more but I don't think the market will bear it in Texas but that is Texas.

I have a guy on my crew from MD and he made $18.00 per hour. I can only pay him 11. He is happy to have it because he was making 8 with another Texas company.

ccoolscrib
11-07-2007, 02:31 AM
Our labor rate is $38.00 per man hour. We do not have anyone that say anything, and all work other then mowing and mulching is done hourly. I am thinking of making our commercial labor rate $39.50 per hour, and our residential rate $45.00 per hour. Was wondering if anyone had any comments on this topic. We already are charging $42.00 per man hour for snow removal. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

rodfather
11-07-2007, 06:49 AM
I couldn't keep the lights on at 30 bucks an hour. My foremen run me $25 an hour alone and $21 for help.

J&R Landscaping
11-09-2007, 01:54 PM
It's going to depend on the area. With the prices around me, I would only work for $30 an hour if there was a bad droubt and this was the nly money I could get. I'm charging $40-$45 an hour depending on the job. Next year, that rate will be going up!

andrewcarrigan
11-15-2007, 05:41 PM
why are people scared to charge more?? stop working for nothing and start charging more!!!!! we charge 65.00 an hour and the other guys by me are doing the same work for only 30-35.00 an hour ,and im just as busy as they are and make twice the revenue. people might ask why u charge more i say cause we do the job better and u have no worries of us getting the job done right.sell youur self. dont be scared to make money

Stillwater
07-12-2008, 02:59 AM
what do you think a good hourly rate would be for capecod mass

30 to over 40.............

Stillwater
07-12-2008, 03:01 AM
I DID THE MATH AND THE PROFIT FOR THIS JOB WAS CONSIDERABLE THE REASON I FELT TO GO LOW WAS THERE IS A LOT MORE WORK THERE TO DO MAN HOURS WILL BE OVER 200 WHEN I AM DONE SO THAT WITH 4 WORKERS @ 30$ MULTIPLIED IS 24k BUT AFTER THIS JOB I AM GOIING TO RE-EVALUATE THE SITUATION

well he can either afford to have the work done or he can't

Flow Control
07-12-2008, 09:40 AM
Do you have any pics of what 800 man hrs of work looks like? That = 5 months of work for one person plus overhead.

Stillwater
07-12-2008, 09:58 AM
I just noitced this is a old thred..........

Flow Control
07-12-2008, 02:30 PM
Same here, I still want to see pics :wall

Brianslawn
07-13-2008, 11:29 PM
old thread what what the F...

been at $40/hr per person here for 5 years now. every year more and more people around here act like thats way too high. my competition is charging between $5 and $20/hr. couple bigger companies around here are $60 or more. most lawnboys charge less than what theyd make at taco bell, though.

Jacey
03-04-2011, 11:42 AM
No one has mentioned delivery fees. Wonder what hauling a 16' trailer, tractor, gear should run per mile in Texas....Texas...either they can afford it or they don't. Love that!