great start with a new customer!!!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by TeamYardsale4, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    How did he do that? Where did he post his previous rates?
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  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sorry my bad, that was the OP at $30/hr.
     
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's what I thought. New guys never learn that fast.
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  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    For the record, my rates start at $45/hr and all that gets you is me with hand tools and light labor. That's up from $35/hr when I first started out in 2002. As I start adding power equipment and for heavier labor my rates go up from there. I feel that I need to charge more for heavy labor because I still need to make a certain amount per day. If I can only work 6 hours before I'm exhausted I need to charge more.

    As has been stated already, people have different productivity rates and overhead costs and live/work in different areas, so what's good for one may not be good for another.
     

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