how should I charge for commercial??

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Paradise Landscape, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Paradise Landscape

    Paradise Landscape LawnSite Member
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    Im in need of some advice to give an estimate for a building that I would be looking at soon. How to go about charging or any advice would be greatly appreciated..thanx :confused:
     
  2. from what i've seen lately, less than residential.
     
  3. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    accordingly
     
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Use what you already know.
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  5. crazymike

    crazymike LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 454

    You charge for how long it takes you to do it, plus your profit.

    Figure your costs of doing business to get how much an hour you can for for.

    If your number is more than about $55 an hour, redo your numbers, you're too high.
     
  6. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Very true.
     
  7. Paradise Landscape

    Paradise Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    thanks crazymike, i would take that advice and go with it.
     
  8. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 995

    $55 per man hour?? if that's your number your laughingly high. explain.
     
  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Way too general a statement. Like the old arbitrary dollar a minute figure guys have been quoting since the 90's.
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  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    The market formula I've figured out is take how much you would charge per 1k sq/ft for a residential and then use that number to come up with the size of the residential.

    Then take the answer you get and divided it by 3, and that will be the high end of all the estimates for mowing a commercial property. :confused:

    So the equation would be.

    1000 square feet x X amount of dollars x .33 = SCREWED

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