Commercial Accounts

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by mattslawns, May 14, 2012.

  1. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
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    Your customers should never know your hourly rates.
     
  2. mattslawns

    mattslawns LawnSite Member
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    And why is that? If they ask me how much for an hourly job, what would I say? I believe that its the customers right to know how much I am going to charge them. I hate hidden fees.
     
  3. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,203

    Your only bringing in 18-19k a year after expenses, right? You can't live off that. If you're having a tough time getting a price then maybe you should refocus your target market.
     
  4. mattslawns

    mattslawns LawnSite Member
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    Fiscal year 2011 I brought in a net $80,000. I take care of a lot of HOA's etc. I dont usually bid out price by the hour unless it's a clean up etc. But $27 is getting too cheap to charge. what does everyone else charge per hour?
     
  5. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,715

    A net of 80k, you are a solo operator and you charge 27 PMH? I think I just broke my calculator trying to figure that one out.
     
  6. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was waiting for someone else to post. I'm a bit confused as well.
     
  7. mattslawns

    mattslawns LawnSite Member
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    haha i hardly charge anything by the hour, but when I do, thats what I charge. and WHEN NEEDED I have about three people that help out, but thats maybe once or twice a week. But Im not looking for opinions on my status, im curios on what everyone is charging for man hours, etc.

    Thanks!
     
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    2080 X 27 = 56K

    Then you pay for truck, equipment and gas, repairs, insurance...... and some time billing and maintenance of equipment. Living the high life. :drinkup:
     

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