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dannyboy20
04-17-2007, 08:38 AM
I was wondering if anybody charges and hourly rate for cutting grass. Or is the best way to charge by the size of the lawn ?

bohiaa
04-17-2007, 09:09 AM
both... I like to keep my time around 50.00 an hour

dannyboy20
04-17-2007, 09:12 AM
are u solo ?

bohiaa
04-17-2007, 09:20 AM
yes sometimes I have a helper and the rate goes up.

gravtyklz
04-17-2007, 10:41 AM
Do you bid your jobs based on (rate * time to complete)? Otherwise your customer could very well get a differently priced invoice every week right?

Do you have a minimum charge with the hourly rate deal?

I'm looking to get some accounts very soon so I'm curious too about how to charge.

bohiaa
04-17-2007, 11:36 AM
No weekls customers stay the same. but sometimes you will get bi weeklys or even monthly.

Look at the job, measuer it, think about how long it will take you. by your self and with a helper how much travel time and go for it.......

remember to allways ALWAYS ask customer do you want a weekly, bi weekls or what...

as you know bi weekly's are more,

another way to bid is try t okeep your time at a dollar a minute...

1st starting out you will screw up.......

remember to ask if there's anything YOU need t oknow about like a water pipe sticking up a Bid rock just under the ground such as that

supercuts
04-17-2007, 09:44 PM
i charge by the job estimating to get around 85-100hr with ZTR's. if your using a 21" push mower that rate will be way too much

CALVISI
04-17-2007, 10:10 PM
[QUOTE=bohiaa;1797719]remember to allways ALWAYS ask customer do you want a weekly, bi weekls or what...

as you know bi weekly's are more,

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CALVISI
04-17-2007, 10:11 PM
sorry, new to this.

How much more do you charge for your bi-weekly?