How do these prices rate?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by DodgeTruckMan731, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 414

    I was just wondering if i was under or overcharging people?

    Fall clean ups $45.00 an hour
    paving stone installation 75.00 an hour
    retaining wall installation 80.00 an hour
    spring clean ups 30.00 an hour
    soil leveling 90.00 an hour lage jobs require skidsteer additional 300.00
    bush trimming 60.00 an hour
    weeding 50.00 an hour

    if i am over/under charging people on a specific job, could you tell me how much the job should be priced
     
  2. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    What is your direct overhead?
    What is your indirect overhead?
    What is your administration overhead?
    What profit margin do you want to make?

    Answer these 4 questions and you will know what to charge.
     
  3. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    pavers and retaining walls are charged per sq. ft. up here, as for the rest pmlawn has got it. there are a lot of factors to be considered here. Prices are also determined by where you live. Basic economics.
     
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    They may be charged to the customer by the sq. ft. but your operating cost are not based on the sq. ft.
     
  5. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 414

    so otherwise how do they look are they too high or too low,,, also how much do you useually charge by square foot i never heard of that before, but im only 15 so i got alot to learn.:help:
     
  6. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
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    ar you shure you know how to build a retaining wall, and when it fails and you get sued, the insurance you dont have is going to help you how...

    sorry but your just a kid, why dont you mow some lawns, get some experience, work for a real landscaper when you get older, and try and tackle the bigger projects in the future.....
     
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Dam I should have checked the age :waving:
    Screw the insurence and contracts more money with out them.:D
     

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