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Old 01-28-2013, 08:03 PM
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Fert and squirt sub markup?

How much should I be marking up my fert and squirt guy? does 10% sound too high?
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:06 PM
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Some of my landscapers don't mark it up at all others mark it up $10-$20 an app. Whatever you feel is comfortable. I normally give landscapers a better deal on properties since they produce more volume of accounts. That way they can do there markup and are still competitive.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:27 PM
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Some of my landscapers don't mark it up at all others mark it up $10-$20 an app. Whatever you feel is comfortable. I normally give landscapers a better deal on properties since they produce more volume of accounts. That way they can do there markup and are still competitive.
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Thx, does $6/sqft sound high?
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:34 PM
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$7 to $7.50 per thousand is the going contractor rate around here.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:36 PM
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Thx, does $6/sqft sound high?
Yes, Even with all disease and pest mgmt and fert included I am generally charged less than $13 per K. I charge the customer generally in the $16 per K range. Smaller lots are generally more profitable for me as the larger the lot the more of a discount in needed per K to be competitive , IE I can not charge $16 a K for 40K lot and neither can the sub as market will not allow it , however on smaller 2 and 3K lots my price per K and market min. for stop allow me more profit per K.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:37 PM
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$7 to $7.50 per thousand is the going contractor rate around here.
That seems cheap. Does that include everything? If so how are you/your contractor able to make money on residential lawns at that rate?
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:44 PM
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Thx, does $6/sqft sound high?
Depends on what going rate is, I'm not discussing price out in the open.
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