Central Ohio Leafers/ going rates

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jpp, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
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    First post here on this website. Wondering what others were charging this year for leaf work in central ohio. Just a ball park figure would work


  2. redoak77

    redoak77 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Weclome JP im new to this site too, and like u im in ohio. im chargin about 30.00 for clean up and i know this is low compared to most guys. But most people wont tolerate much else. hope this helps. where are u at in central OH? Im in mansfield
  3. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hii redoak,

    Welcome to you too. I live in Columbus. That is the price I have been charging as well. Thought about moving it up this year depending on what I find out here. I have been at the same price the past couple of years. The gentleman I bought this off of really had low prices. I have spent 6 years trying to get them up and the customers use to paying these prices.
  4. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128

    I guess we have nobody else from here in central ohio.By reading other posts I have a long way to go so I am not a low baller on doing leaf removal. I feel pretty comfortable with the lawn prices even have potential customers that my bid was higher than others that they have received.
  5. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm in Columbus. I sent you a PM. If I can help you, let me know.

  6. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
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    I just sent you a pm as well. Will be contacting you.


  7. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    what i've found with leaf cleanups is that you can tell people $35/hr and they go 'wow, thats a little high don't you think?' or you have to explain that gas, equipment and trucks don't pay for themselves. OR you tell them flat rates $200 to do everything and you're gone in 2-2.5 hours. I've had much better luck with the latter, it does take a bit of practice to figure out times. you win most (time vs $) and you also take a few lessons in the school of hard knocks.
  8. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
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    In regards with the $35/hr cleanups cost that is what I have been getting. They just don't get it that it takes money to run equipment and pay the help let alon insurance and everything else. I have a thought of going back over the past 2 to 3 years and averaging their leaf cleanups and adding say 5 percent and charge them that for year. But I know that would not go over to good with the customers. What are your guys thoughts.

  9. rshofcols

    rshofcols LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 86

    double the price of the yard if under an hour and triple the price of the yard if over an hour. Or charge 20-25 per hour per guy and dump at thier curb.
  10. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    $75 dollars each time I mow and I charge for 4 mows and leaves or $300 minimum


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