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Old 12-10-2015, 11:52 PM
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Rate per hour for maintenance and irrigation

What are you guys charging when you figure your rate per man hour for lawn maintenance and irrigation repair? Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:18 AM
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Maintenance I try to be over 60/hour while on the property. I have a full-time job on top of this business, so I don't mind being one of the higher priced people in my area. You will get hourly rates everywhere from 25-90.

I don't really do sprinkler work. I imagine it would be a higher hourly rate because it takes more skill and knowledge.
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:32 PM
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[QUOTE=Cedar Lawn Care;5361587]Maintenance I try to be over 60/hour while on the property. I have a full-time job on top of this business, so I don't mind being one of the higher priced people in my area. You will get hourly rates everywhere from 25-90.

I don't really do sprinkler work. I imagine it would be a higher hourly rate because it takes more skill and knowledge.[/QUOTE

Thanks for the reply! I've just been interested lately in what others were using when they are quoting jobs. I also know region has some to do with by the variation in price.
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:41 PM
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what someone else is charing has nothing to do with you.

its not even related.
it cant be.... you cant run your business on someone elses rates.
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:43 PM
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How much other people charge seems to be a topic that people always ask. I 51st to get sixty per man hour.
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Old 12-12-2015, 03:12 PM
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[QUOTE=TPendagast;5361962]what someone else is charing has nothing to do with you.

its not even related.
it cant be.... you cant run your business on someone elses rates.[/QUOTE

Okay I apologize for asking a question on a site about the landscaping industry.👍
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Old 12-13-2015, 07:38 AM
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Im irrigation only. A service call is $80 and includes up to the first 1/2 hr. After that Im $85 per man hr.
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Old 12-13-2015, 07:54 AM
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You need to know your own expenses first. If you don't over buy iron, you should be fine with a rate of $60.00/hour, if you have over 4 full time employees. You will also need to bill out over 1800/hours per man, per year.
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Old 12-13-2015, 08:46 AM
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By iron you mean equipment
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Old 12-13-2015, 08:48 AM
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Yes he does, but as Todd H pointed out in another thread , low overhead is supposed to benefit you , not the customer.
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