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Old 07-28-2014, 10:06 AM
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Anyone from around the GR area? I have been bidding on jobs and keep hearing, "You are much higher than so and so". I know we all have different overhead costs. But it just seems like that is all I am hearing. Don't get me wrong, I am not a low baller. Sure I'll bend here and there a little, but for the right reasons. I have a decent amount of work, but can always use more. I know someone will say it and I know I can not base my cost off of what someone else is able to charge. But I don't what to be bidding on jobs at $100.00/hr when the going rate is $80.00/hr(example only). Have I missed something? I thought $35-40/hr was the going rate for lawn care. Any feed back is helpful.
Prices are stupid low. Not much else to be said. I can't believe what some of this work is going for.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:08 PM
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Anyone from around the GR area? I have been bidding on jobs and keep hearing, "You are much higher than so and so". I know we all have different overhead costs. But it just seems like that is all I am hearing. Don't get me wrong, I am not a low baller. Sure I'll bend here and there a little, but for the right reasons. I have a decent amount of work, but can always use more. I know someone will say it and I know I can not base my cost off of what someone else is able to charge. But I don't what to be bidding on jobs at $100.00/hr when the going rate is $80.00/hr(example only). Have I missed something? I thought $35-40/hr was the going rate for lawn care. Any feed back is helpful.
$35-40 is low, but it may be what the going rate is in your area. Prices have yet to fully rebound from the recession of '08, but are getting better. Most of the guys that lost jobs in the recession, had a truck and mower, and thought mowing was easy money are pretty much gone around me. I've been turning down work this year.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:49 PM
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:22 PM
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We made the paper last week. Thought u guys might interested in seeing the article http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-ar...m_student.html
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:58 PM
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We made the paper last week. Thought u guys might interested in seeing the article http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-ar...m_student.html
Nice story. I am always impressed when people can manage growth of that magnitude. Must be the EMU credentials!
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:56 PM
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We made the paper last week. Thought u guys might interested in seeing the article http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-ar...m_student.html
How in the hell do you find 40 decent employees? I've had so much bad luck trying to find good employees myself.
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:20 PM
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Question, Is it true that you need a CDL for a 2500 truck pulling a tandem axle trailer. What I've found on the net is you don't but theres a new law thats not on the net yet. I have a chauffer's but CDL i cannot get, diabetic. thanks
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Old 09-07-2014, 02:38 AM
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Question, Is it true that you need a CDL for a 2500 truck pulling a tandem axle trailer. What I've found on the net is you don't but theres a new law thats not on the net yet. I have a chauffer's but CDL i cannot get, diabetic. thanks
No, as long as your total gvw is under 26000lbs
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