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Paradise Landscape
03-01-2012, 05:15 PM
Im in need of some advice to give an estimate for a building that I would be looking at soon. How to go about charging or any advice would be greatly appreciated..thanx :confused:

JB1
03-01-2012, 05:27 PM
from what i've seen lately, less than residential.

THEGOLDPRO
03-01-2012, 05:46 PM
accordingly

Patriot Services
03-01-2012, 05:54 PM
Use what you already know.
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crazymike
03-01-2012, 07:07 PM
You charge for how long it takes you to do it, plus your profit.

Figure your costs of doing business to get how much an hour you can for for.

If your number is more than about $55 an hour, redo your numbers, you're too high.

lawnkingforever
03-02-2012, 05:40 PM
If your number is more than about $55 an hour, redo your numbers, you're too high.

Very true.

Paradise Landscape
03-05-2012, 03:58 PM
You charge for how long it takes you to do it, plus your profit.

Figure your costs of doing business to get how much an hour you can for for.

If your number is more than about $55 an hour, redo your numbers, you're too high.

thanks crazymike, i would take that advice and go with it.

Mahoney3223
03-05-2012, 08:56 PM
$55 per man hour?? if that's your number your laughingly high. explain.

Patriot Services
03-05-2012, 09:01 PM
Way too general a statement. Like the old arbitrary dollar a minute figure guys have been quoting since the 90's.
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White Gardens
03-05-2012, 09:04 PM
from what i've seen lately, less than residential.

The market formula I've figured out is take how much you would charge per 1k sq/ft for a residential and then use that number to come up with the size of the residential.

Then take the answer you get and divided it by 3, and that will be the high end of all the estimates for mowing a commercial property. :confused:

So the equation would be.

1000 square feet x X amount of dollars x .33 = SCREWED

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crazymike
03-05-2012, 10:32 PM
$55 per man hour?? if that's your number your laughingly high. explain.

That's the high end, if you read the thread. If you get a higher number than $55, you're too high.

Mahoney3223
03-07-2012, 08:12 PM
your too high at 55 my friend. we're landscapers no one is paying us 55 an hour to mow a lawn.

crazymike
03-07-2012, 09:22 PM
your too high at 55 my friend. we're landscapers no one is paying us 55 an hour to mow a lawn.

maybe in Ohio. You do realize pricing is relevant to location, right?

IES
03-07-2012, 10:01 PM
That's why you say per service not per hour. 65$ per service sound way better than 65$ per hour to the customer
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Mahoney3223
03-08-2012, 06:00 PM
maybe in Ohio. You do realize pricing is relevant to location, right?

how long have you been in this business and i don't say this to be a jerk. just wondering

Mahoney3223
03-08-2012, 06:01 PM
That's why you say per service not per hour. 65$ per service sound way better than 65$ per hour to the customer
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Are you saying 55 for the total service or 55 PER MAN HOUR for labor. clarify.

AintNoFun
03-09-2012, 09:16 AM
ahhh the next generation of the landscaping business.. bright future for this industry..

crazymike
03-09-2012, 09:47 AM
how long have you been in this business and i don't say this to be a jerk. just wondering

I started my business 2002.

http://www.landscapeontario.com/attach/1285608997.Contractor_Charge-out_Rates_Sept._2010.pdf

White Gardens
03-09-2012, 10:08 AM
your too high at 55 my friend. we're landscapers no one is paying us 55 an hour to mow a lawn.

So what happens if I get 80hr to mow?

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Paradise Landscape
03-09-2012, 11:07 AM
ahhh the next generation of the landscaping business.. bright future for this industry..

lol!:laugh: