Has this happened to you?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by plantzpropertymanagement, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. plantzpropertymanagement

    plantzpropertymanagement LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    I just got my first big commercial account and I under estimated it to much I thought I would take about 3 hours, but it actually takes about 5. And what would you charge for a lawn that would take 5 hours to cut?

    Thanks
     
  2. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    I would charge $500-$600 for a lawn that takes 5 hours with 3 guys. Anything extra would be more. From the way it sounds though... you are cutting it by yourself. What do you want to make?
     
  3. plantzpropertymanagement

    plantzpropertymanagement LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    I bid it at 400.00 Its just me and my brother in-law mowing.
     
  4. mexiking

    mexiking LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 564

    what mowers do you use
     
  5. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,675

    Price doesn't seem too bad. $80 an hour is good money unless your in debt up to your ass.
     
  6. plantzpropertymanagement

    plantzpropertymanagement LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    I have dixie choppers
     
  7. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,993

    5 hours of mostly mowing or 5 hours of mostly trimming with little mowing?

    To many tangibles to give you a good answer.
     
  8. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 559

    I have done this in the past. Not much you can do about it now that it's a done deal. Except it, learn from it, and keep them happy cuz when its time to renew for next year and they like your work, it will be an easier pill for them to swallow if you raise there price.
     

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