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11.5 hr cleanup

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by LCL Landscapes, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. LCL Landscapes

    LCL Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    yesterday I sent 2 guys to do a clean-up and it took 11.5 hrs.
    All new kick edges weeding, trimming and so on. Final bill is $690.00. $30.00 per hour per man, so $60.00 an hour, what do you guys think?
  2. Katwalk

    Katwalk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Looking at your impressive equipment list, I would think that $30 per man hour is a little low. Add 20% profit for the business and the $690 becomes about $820. GO FOR IT!!!!! If you need to be convinced.....stop by the local Walker Dealer and ask what the labor rate is to have your Walker fixed. Then stop by the closest Garage and check out the labor rate to have your truck fixed. Doesn't matter if you fix it yourself. Call the plumber to install a new sink in the kitchen and see what the bill is. If you gave them a legit, full 11.5 hours then sure as hell bill them for it.
  3. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    So, 23 hours for a cleanup?
    Did you give them any ballpark estimate for the amount it would be?
    If they ok'd it, sounds good by the hour price. A little low maybe, as this sounds like a HUGE job, or your guys were slacking a bit, or didn't have the right equipment to do the job?

    How many trips to dump the debris? Any more details on this one, as it seems like a huge mess was there?
  4. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Would have cost them $1035.00 for me to have done it.
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    you got your butt kicked, cleanups will do that to you.
  6. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    I am with elephant
  7. Dave655

    Dave655 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Ksland how do you like your husqvarna w/b ?

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