charge per hour?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ebayollis, May 6, 2008.

  1. ebayollis

    ebayollis LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    what does everyone charge per hour?
     
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    eleventy-billion dollhairs. that depends on your overhead,your area and some other factors. I charge XX but I have a truck,trailer,mower,etc.... you might be able to charge YY because you do not have all those things.
     
  3. Paulup

    Paulup LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    I try to charge 60, sometimes i get more and others a bit less. Be prepared for a lot of answers, and probably more people giving smart ass responses as someone posts a thread asking "how much to charge" at least 3 times a week. Use the search function, it will become your best friend on this site.
     
  4. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 1,134

    I try to figure 60/hr for LC also. I messed up a couple bids and only got about 25/hr for a couple of the first jobs I did. I learned really quick that I was losing $ at 25/hr. Now I aim for $60, sometimes I come out ahead, sometimes behind, but alot closer then I did at first. For Snow Plowing (SP) I try for $100/hr.

    To be honest, $60/100/hr is what I aim for on the per service customers. On the ones that sign up for annual service at a flat montly rate, I figure them at $50/hr for LC, and $75/hr for SP.
     
  5. ebayollis

    ebayollis LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    ok thats around what i was thinking...i charge $50 but havent been getting many call backs
     
  6. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    no offense, but maybe its your presentation, not your price?

    and you really cannot compare what you are charging in NC to what someone else is charging in ND. I can charge 65 an hour but in greenwich they can charge 165. In your area the going rate might be 40/hour. But like what was said, try searching you will find a million other threads just like this one. Good luck !
     
  7. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    Depends on what your talking about. A guy and a rake? $45.00/ hour. A guy and a 52" $70.00. A guy doing fert/weed control $200.00. Ect
     
  8. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 1,134

    very true:clapping:
     
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Please Tell me that you guys are NOT charging by the hour .......
     
  10. JacksonsLawnCare

    JacksonsLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    i work for wealthy clients who normally dont ask for price i mail a bill they mail a check
     

Share This Page