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Old 12-12-2001, 07:31 PM
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Geography and Income

I'm interested in finding out what other LCO's charge per maintenance man-hour in different parts of the country. Especially those with not more that 3 full time employees, because that way we'd all have similar overhead.

My interest on this was piqued a few weeks ago when someone gave me feedback on this board that my normal $30/man hour was way low. Granted, it's usually higher... but I wouldn't think that this is "way low". Let's hear what other small time guys charge in different areas. A good idea might be to include the average value of the properties you service, too. My average residential is around a $200,000 house.

Daniel
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Old 12-12-2001, 07:36 PM
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Forget the country-focus on the AREA. Things can vary so much within zip codes even. So why have a set $/hr amount based on area alone? I set mine by the area and by the type of job it is. I'll clean gutters off season for $20.00/hr, but if I'm doing any heavy landscaping, I want $50.00.
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Old 12-12-2001, 07:47 PM
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Matt's right

In the sevral zip code I do some of my prices go up higher.

Min. hourly charge $45 a man hour, truck/guy, any more than a few simple hand tools and it's more.

Size of LCO or the amount of empl. does not matter.

Charge accrodingly.
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Old 12-12-2001, 07:47 PM
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We try for 75$ a hour there's 4 of us it's a family run biz
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Old 12-12-2001, 08:04 PM
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I'm a solo op and right now I shoot for $42/hour mowing, $60/hour trimming/hauling.
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Old 12-12-2001, 08:12 PM
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$$$$$$ per hour

i try to avg $ 28.00 per man hour . more is nice sometimes i do much better . if i have land fill fees then i add them in .
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Old 12-12-2001, 09:24 PM
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I'M A SOLO OP. AND CHARGE $35 PER HR.PLUS DISPOSAL FEES...AND MATERIALS
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Old 12-12-2001, 10:13 PM
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loaded from what?

Hey Jeff, just curious. Your signature. Is that supposed to say loaded from bear or loaded from beer?
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Old 12-12-2001, 10:39 PM
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Going out on a limb here, but that signature could mean:

The business world is different. There are bears there. My bottom-line message is that if you're going to go into the workplace, figure out the deal. Learn it's about fighting bears.

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I pasted straight from here: http://www.cnn.com/2001/CAREER/trends/03/21/billilee/

Of course, it very well may mean otherwise.
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Old 12-12-2001, 11:41 PM
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$35 regardless of the location although I would charge more if there was traveling time but I generally wont take jobs out of a certain area.

odin00- Is that $75 per man hour doing lawn maint. or is that landscape construction or spraying or what? If you are getting $75 for mowing that is excellent.
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