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Old 11-10-2014, 09:03 AM
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Calculating profit

In years past I have added a percentage on to my total overhead(operating + wages). I have been good at acquiring residentials but not good at commercials. Although I would love to only have homes. The commercial would be great for year round income. I'm sure my lack of commercial work is due to pricing.

Where do you tack on your profit percentage? On to the total cost of operating or just off labor??
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:20 PM
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Commercial work is acquired through a process called "reverse auctions". Essentially, any large scale commercial client will get multiple bids and select the cheapest candidate who can supply them with the most cost effective method to getting their needs met. Large companies (Brickman, US lawns.. ect..) Will be able to undercut most smaller lco's due to the sheer size of their company. In reality your profit margins will be higher for smaller commercial bids that need to be maintained on a yearly basis.
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