Originally Posted by Snyder's Lawn Inc
$2600 work each month for 60 properties. How many total hours you have in the 60?
Sound like you need re look at this That sound really cheap.
Like you said you step down to customer price.
What type mower you using to mow over grown lots?
You might want get a small tractor and a bushhog .
i agree...2600/month for 60 properties seems incredibly cheap. also you need to consider a few things when a potential customer asks you to match the previous companies price. why is that company no longer servicing the property/properties? is the price they're telling you accurate/honest? I've been told that the previous lco was servicing properties on a few occasions and the prices were sometimes less than half what my rate would have been. mowing is competitive in my area so i find it unlikely. they were telling the truth. i wouldn't be surprised if that was the case in you're current situation. the bottom line is this- you need to turn a profit. don't work for less than you feel is profitable and worth you're time.