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Old 03-21-2003, 07:11 PM
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spring clean up

i was wondering what most of you guys do for spring clean up i charge $17 an hour for spring clean up does that sound good for a price.
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Old 03-21-2003, 07:14 PM
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Tell me you are joking please?

I get anywhere from $30-50 a man hour for cleanups.
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Old 03-21-2003, 07:44 PM
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$17 an hour?

Better keep reading here before your dreams of being a businessman deminish.
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Old 03-21-2003, 07:44 PM
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You are doing alot of work for nothing. I charge around $50/hour. More if I have to haul more than 1 truck load away.
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Old 03-21-2003, 08:21 PM
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$17 per hour is WAY too low. I get at least $30 per hour per man. What are you using for equipment???
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Old 03-21-2003, 09:12 PM
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Oh man... please read some pricing posts before you go out tomorrow morning.
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Old 03-21-2003, 09:14 PM
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$35 here! How is it worth your time to work for that?
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Old 03-21-2003, 09:26 PM
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Depending on how big the job- We do a Leaf clean-up for a doctor, 8 acres of leaves. I only charge him $20 per man hr., $35 per equip. hr, and $45 per tractor hr. with 7 ft. rake. I can leave the leaves at the job site.

On other jobs I don't include hauling leaves away in with my man hr. rate. I charge by the dump truck load- usaully 40-60 per load. And I try to get at least $25 per man hr.- and more for equip.
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Old 03-21-2003, 09:27 PM
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Now I will be having nightmares of receiving a check for $136 after me and an employee spending 4 hours on a cleanup!
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Old 03-21-2003, 09:28 PM
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I want to also say that if someone calls, I'm a minimum of 25 per hr.- but most of time I give bids for the job, and I cover myself in every way, it then usaully is around 30-45 per hr.
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