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shortylawn
03-19-2004, 07:03 PM
Live in Missouri and have a lady wanting me to do some leaf removal, trim hedges and some other odds and ends. I have been cutting a few years but could use some help how to charge for this type of work. Any info would be great. Thanks

jajwrigh
03-19-2004, 07:12 PM
Try and determine how long it will take you and apply an hourly rate. Don't tell the customer your rate just give her your price.

coz
03-19-2004, 08:42 PM
I live in Missouri, too.........about 100 miles south of STL. I charge only $10/hr for labor when no power equipment is used. You could probably charge more than that in Stl. though.

GreenMonster
03-19-2004, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by coz
I live in Missouri, too.........about 100 miles south of STL. I charge only $10/hr for labor when no power equipment is used. You could probably charge more than that in Stl. though.

Note to self:

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locutus
03-19-2004, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by coz
I live in Missouri, too.........about 100 miles south of STL. I charge only $10/hr for labor when no power equipment is used. You could probably charge more than that in Stl. though. I wouldn't hock an oyster for ten dollars an hour, I dont care where in the Country you live. $40.00 a man hour- period. Dont sell yourself short.payup

AssistSuper
03-19-2004, 09:13 PM
You have to figure your expenses, costs, everything, and then come up with a bottom line you need to make. Do a search....your answers are on this forum.

locutus
03-19-2004, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by AssistSuper
You have to figure your expenses, costs, everything, and then come up with a bottom line you need to make. Do a search....your answers are on this forum. Hey Super, do you have a dip in?

jeff_0
03-19-2004, 09:21 PM
$25 per man hours if your doing other work for her. i know companys out my way that charge $35 per man hour..

stevo22
03-20-2004, 12:35 AM
give her a bid of $85..that ought a do it..

Davis Lawn Mowing, LLC.
03-20-2004, 12:51 AM
The company we had last year come and do a spring clean up at our place charged $60 per hour for 2 men, took them 2 hours for a total of $120. Basically, $30 per man/hour. If you are hacking it alone, I would charge $35 or $40 per hour if you can finish in a timely manner. I think you should always try to average a bare minimum of $30/hour for anything you do in this business.

Phishook
03-20-2004, 01:17 AM
You better be charging at least $27/hr. for labor. If you're not close, you better refigure your numbers.

shortylawn
03-20-2004, 02:21 AM
Thanks for the info. 35.00 hr is what I was thinking.