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Old 03-19-2007, 10:46 AM
creatived creatived is offline
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Hourly Labor Rate Fro Maintenance

Before The Snow In Li Ny I Have Been Giving The Landscaping At A 5 Million Dollar House A Makeover. Maintenance Wise Edging Shaping, Pruning, Elevating Some Of The Tree's, Cleaning Out Beds, Hard-cutting, Etc., I Have Been Charging $30per Hour Per Man On The Job I Have Had Four Guys There For 40 Hours So Far. I Have Used This Before And Have Given A Proposal With My Wages Disclosed On It. I Told Him I Would Bill Him By The Hour Because There Was So Much Work. I Have Him As A Full Time Customer This Year And What To Keep Him Happy How Do Other Scapers Fell About $30/hr Per Man? + -
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:27 PM
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Run your overhead/ variable numbers to see if that is enough for you to charge and make the margin you want to make. No one on this ite or any where else can tell you what is enough for you to charge. Personally for myself I bill my guys out @ $50 per hour to make roughly a 24-27% margin.
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:43 PM
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Sounds low for the area. I billed out 38.50 for my Commercial work. $45.00 for residential. That was last year. Rates are going up this year.
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:48 PM
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It sounds WAY low for downstate. I would think you'd be closer to $50. I haven't heard of anyone around me charging less than $35.
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:55 PM
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what do you think a good hourly rate would be for capecod mass
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:21 PM
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Sounds low for the area. I billed out 38.50 for my Commercial work. $45.00 for residential. That was last year. Rates are going up this year.
I DID THE MATH AND THE PROFIT FOR THIS JOB WAS CONSIDERABLE THE REASON I FELT TO GO LOW WAS THERE IS A LOT MORE WORK THERE TO DO MAN HOURS WILL BE OVER 200 WHEN I AM DONE SO THAT WITH 4 WORKERS @ 30$ MULTIPLIED IS 24k BUT AFTER THIS JOB I AM GOIING TO RE-EVALUATE THE SITUATION
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:47 PM
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As long as you are happy with your profit!
For some small companies they charge $30 a manhour and after all is said and done they were lucky to clear $1 an hour. It happens all the time.
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:48 PM
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I have been on jobs like that. Be sure to get paid the following week and don't let things slide. You will probably be fine until the end of the job when he realizes how much he has spent. If you have your crew show up to the job and you are not paying for travel and you are still getting your mark up on materials and getting delivery fees you will make a few bucks.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:35 PM
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So how is the barber business?

Sorry couldn't resist. Good gardeners should bring $40 per man hour. (alone) a 2 man crew would be 65-75 an hour.

Adam
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:41 PM
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THIS IS MYSELF AND 3 THREE LABORER'S SO I GET 120$/HR FOR ME AND THEM BARBERS DON'T GARDEN IN THE HAMPTONS.
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