2001 Price increase?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tomslawncare1, Jan 13, 2001.

  1. Tomslawncare1

    Tomslawncare1 LawnSite Member
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    Tried doing a search on price increases but not much found. What do you people think would be a fair price increase for regular customers. I do mostly $30-$45 lawns and up. Should I increase, or not. If so do I use a percentage or flat increase. Give me your opinions. Thanks. Tom
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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  3. 1st impressions

    1st impressions LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    Tom

    This year I am increasing my lawn maintenance rates by
    5% minimum. I break this down to 2% to cover the
    ever increasing cost of gas and 3% for me.
    Last year when gas hit $2.25 a gallon I put a temp
    fuel surcharge of 3% to help cover the difference. Only
    problem now is if gas spikes again will I be able to impose another surcharge without a negative backlash. The 2%
    increase only covers gas to about $1.70-$1.75. I may have
    to rethink this number because gas just hit $1.60. Hope
    this helps!



     
  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Every year.

    Cost of living/operation increases, so the percentage covers this. If a client declines we then refer them to another contractor we feel can accomodate their needs for last years price. We have to make money, Not donate it.

    Kris
     

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