Hourly rates?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Mike Royce, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    theres this one guy around my town who charges $25 regardless of lawn size. I have seen his landscape work as well, its quite impressive actually. I just dont know how he stays in business low balling like that...
     
  2. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    Want me to do your taxes?:laugh:

    Actually I always hope to get at least 10 years out of my vehicles.
     
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    I plan on going to illegals now that we have a mandate. J/K
     
  4. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    u only charge 115 bucks to mow a 6 acre property? how much is mowable
     
  5. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    i try to get 35/ hr per man depending on the work it varies some customers i cut deal for if they have been with me awhile or are tight on money this year. Chain saw and tree work 50/hr and basic mowing is pretty much set rates most of my accounts are 20-30 dollar accounts
     
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  6. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    the two ponds take up two acres or so. and i dont have to trim the slope down to the ponds, if i did it would have to charge like $175 because the slopes are HUGE. but it only takes me 3 1/2 hrs or so for everything.
     
  7. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was gonna say wow lol what kinda mowers you runnin?
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  8. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    gravely zt hd 52". great mower. commercial quality at a home owner unit price.
     
  9. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    gravely zt hd 52". great mower. commercial quality at a home owner unit price.
     
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, that's what I mean. The going rate around here would be about 50% higher than what you guys are talking.
     

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