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High priced residential cleanups

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by dmk395, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 993

    Anyone have any $500-600 ones? I have a few, all takeaways, my 3 man crew is usually there for half a day, and sometimes fill up the truck with the vac (one ton dump with 5 foot sides). People balk at these prices but these jobs take a lot of work and are expensive for us to complete, anyone else have a lot of these type jobs?
  2. lbmd1

    lbmd1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 462

    Our biggest one each year is $4100. Basically we clean about 5 acres of heavily wooded lawn (mostly moss) of all leaves and debris. Property has about 150 good size trees and lots of downed limbs. We take about 5-6 Fuso dump loads of shredded leaves out of there along with 2 dump loads of brush. Spring cleanup is around $2800. It really helps going into winter with this one!

  3. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,435

    okay I'm way off I think.
  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,040

    I have a couple in the $500 to $600 range. One is a take away and the other is a disposal to woods...lots of bed work on that one that really adds to the time.
  5. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    Got 26 more to go and 3 of them are that size then I have 3 more in the works one would be 600 another 1400 and the plaza is 2000 if I get it. I don't like 1 day clean ups but I can deal with it but if they go over a day and that 2k job might then it wears you and your crew out. Wait there is a 4th on my list that big but since its my house its free.
  6. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 993

    I only have 3 more. Then some tree work. Never worked this late in the season, so the late advertising and mild weather has been good.
  7. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    This ant late the 2005-2006 season was late kept getting snow so we would have a week off then go out and work till it snowed again. We finally called it quits on Feb 1st that year for fall clean ups. Now if I am done before Dec 20th its considered a great year.
  8. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 774

    I have one in the $1200 range. Takes about 36 man hours and I take almost 30yards of loaded leaves away. There are a couple dozen rhododendron's to blow out, thats the worst part of the job.
  9. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,176

    So your making $33 roughly per man hour? Including taking everything away? Ouch!
  10. ny scaper

    ny scaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    My largest is $400. Did it this past Saturday. Took two of us less than half day. Not properly incorporating bed work into an estimate is the biggest error in fall cleanups IMO. I know because I've been there done that.
    This year, I was lucky as I have built a decent customer base with my people and they trust me so I was able to charge hourly with a rough estimates as its hard to estimate leave cleanup.

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