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how much do you charge

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by zim bob the landscaper, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    i am trying to get some commercail props. for next year and i dont know what to charge per square foot or is there any other way to charge

    thank alot

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Not trying to sound like a broken record but - Use the search button.

    There is so much info already out there.
    Also the cost of doing comical compared to residential is the same.
    Only you can answer this because only you know your costs and overhead, (you do, right???)

    But to make it simple
    just 4 things to know

    Your direct overhead,
    Your indirect overhead,
    Your labor--and that means your have to pay yourself!!!!!!!!!!!
    The profit your want your company to make
    This will determine your rates

    Now your look at any property and figure the time it will take to do it and apply your rate to that. You have your price
  3. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    I charge more than most and less than some.

    seriously use the search feature. There are 100's if not thousands of threads on this.

    For every 10 companies there are at least 15 ways to charge.

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