Digging holes for customer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 3sons, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. 3sons

    3sons LawnSite Member
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    I have a customer that wants me to dig 4 holes. Each 3x3 and 1 1/2 feet deep. He has some trees to plant and only wants the holes dug. What does everything think I should charge?
     
  2. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    How long do you think it will take you?
     
  3. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Posts: 548

    If you have an hour rate now charge him that if not and the drit isnt rocky and have roots in it like 100
     
  4. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    Hey my friend....a little puncuation can go a long way, and it makes your posts much easier to read. :waving:
     
  5. freddyc

    freddyc LawnSite Senior Member
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    30 minutes with a good rototiller.

    Charge for an hour and go slow! :)
     
  6. 3sons

    3sons LawnSite Member
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    I am only a 2 year old company. So far i have only done mowing, cleanup and mulching. For those jobs I charge by the job. What hourly rate do you charge?
     
  7. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Posts: 548

    What hour rate do i charge ?
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    he asks the customer what they want to pay, then he charges that
     
  9. 3sons

    3sons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    I guess what hourly rate is a good amount? $25 per hour? $40 per hour? I live in TN.
     
  10. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    Time is money. I always price jobs on how long it will take me and multiply it by an hourly rate.
     

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