View Full Version : Pricing hourly

1st Choice
06-15-2008, 10:57 PM
Question concerning pricing a large account hourly, 2 man crew 2 zeros weed eating and blowing with shrubs about 8 hours once a week year round what would you price this hourly or by the day looking for some advice ... in texas area or anywhere actually thanks

06-15-2008, 11:04 PM
You have to be able to cover all of your expenses and still make a profit for yourself. I wouldn't be able to tell you what you should price it at because I haven't seen it nor do I know the details about the property.

1st Choice
06-15-2008, 11:06 PM
Does 45 hour for 2 guys seem out of wack?

06-15-2008, 11:08 PM
Seems low to me.

1st Choice
06-15-2008, 11:10 PM
2 guys $9.00 an hour 30 minute drive time its a real big church

1st Choice
06-15-2008, 11:11 PM
could just round it up to 400 a day....

06-15-2008, 11:12 PM
Are you one of the 2 guys?

1st Choice
06-15-2008, 11:13 PM
no id make it 2.5 guys lol but yes ill be there helping as ..

1st Choice
06-15-2008, 11:14 PM
it would be me and 2 guys

06-15-2008, 11:17 PM
I would say that you would around $60/hr. Now I don't know your costs or anything but once you factor in the fuel, wear and tear on the equipment, wages for employees, and other business expenses you aren't left with much profit for you and the business when you are at $40-$50 but $60 is a better price I my opinion.

dura to the max
06-15-2008, 11:17 PM
if it was me and 2 guys id go $68 an hour. thats $10 less than normal, but no drive time/gas id be happy w/ that.

1st Choice
06-15-2008, 11:18 PM
ok thanks very much appreciate that... have a great day

06-15-2008, 11:48 PM
Yeah, I'd say you probably want to get at least $30/man hour at a job like that. Usually you'd probably want more than that if your gonna be driving around and stuff. But at this job you'd be there all day, so you wouldn't have to waste money driving around. Figure out how much your workers cost an hour, your equipment, fuel and general wear and tear. Then add a profit margin and then figure out your hourly rate. I did that this year for a big job I was bidding on, and even though I didn't get it, I now know what to bid on bigger jobs. Good luck

Tapr Lawn Care
06-16-2008, 04:25 PM
I would give them an estimate of what it would cost for the first time. Give them an estimate, do the work (and work slow), see how long it takes, factor in your costs (gas, etc.). Then give them a quote for what it will cost them everytime after. If you do it per hour then that means you have to be there for a while to make descent money, If you get them a quote, you can then work at your own pace which will be faster than the first time you did it. Then you can move to the next job and still make a good profit from that job.
That's what I usually do, it seems to work well for me. But If it's a one time job then i'd do it per hour. The thing I don't like about doing a job per hour is because it somewhat restricts you to how much you can make in a day.

06-17-2008, 10:49 PM
i charge $75 an hour, with me and another guy, one mow's, one trim's and blows..... but if your running two zero turns, and their good workers, maybe $100 to $125 an hour, you can get alot a mowing done in an hour with two zero turns :)