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Old 12-09-2005, 06:35 PM
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Help with pricing

Hey guys, i need some ideas on what to charge for trimming. I trimmed up some Palm Trees and some bushes. Do I charge by the hour or do i charge by the bush/tree?
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:54 PM
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figure a hourly wage with your cost to where you have a profit, tell them a price per job with a dump fee.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:44 PM
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figure a hourly wage with your cost to where you have a profit, tell them a price per job with a dump fee.
Well, i dont have to dump the stuff i just set it out at the curb and the garbage guys pick it up. Does $25 an hour sound good, and should i charge different for trees? Like $20 to trim the palm tree since it only takes me 5 minutes to do that?
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:49 PM
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How large are the palms? If they are over 15ft, you should be charging a fair amount since they are a pain to trim.

I have set my prices around $25.00 a palm to do a major trimming, if its just a few fonds, I wouldnt charge as much, but if your dealing with 4 plus fonds, I would charge by the palm.
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:03 PM
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How large are the palms? If they are over 15ft, you should be charging a fair amount since they are a pain to trim.

I have set my prices around $25.00 a palm to do a major trimming, if its just a few fonds, I wouldnt charge as much, but if your dealing with 4 plus fonds, I would charge by the palm.
I cut off about 12 palm frawns and it was about 13 feet high to where i didnt need a ladder. What u think about the bushes?
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