How to price a cleanup job

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by cbarker, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. cbarker

    cbarker LawnSite Member
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    I have a house that needs the beds cleaned of some leaves, the rest of the leaves in the yard, four shrubs that are about 3ft in diameter and 2ft tall and another shrub that is 4ft high by 3ft in diameter. There is only about 1yd of mulch here. I figure it will take me by myself about 2-3 hours to do. what would be the best way to price this?
     
  2. Assuredlandscape

    Assuredlandscape LawnSite Member
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    Price it by the hour maybe 35 or 40 an hr.
     
  3. anotherturfgeek

    anotherturfgeek LawnSite Member
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    I'd shoot for $60.00 hr. + materials
     
  4. Assuredlandscape

    Assuredlandscape LawnSite Member
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    60 is the hourly rate of a company with a bigger overhang you will not get the job at that price. 40 an hr should be fine for you + material like gas and misc things. at like 60 bucks to your final total
     
  5. cbarker

    cbarker LawnSite Member
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    Thanks guys
     
  6. anotherturfgeek

    anotherturfgeek LawnSite Member
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    No, actually not much overhang for me and my equipt. if they can't pay 60 hr
    for my services + materials, I don't want it anyway...
     
  7. jemvai

    jemvai LawnSite Member
    from CT
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    I second That!
     
  8. elitemaintenance

    elitemaintenance LawnSite Member
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    Thumbs Up $60 is a good rate.
     
  9. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not for this area. You will have a hard time finding work. You have to have a lot of equipment to make that around here. It's more like $40/man hour around here. I am about a half hour from Milwaukee. He could probably get that $60/hour figure in his area though. So, I would figure around $200 for labor.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2010
  10. Decoste76

    Decoste76 LawnSite Member
    from MASS
    Posts: 155

    Do you charge by an hrly rate per person.. like $35/person so if you have like a 3 man crew you will be charging $105/hr? Right this is how ive been doing it just want to see how many other people are doing the same
     

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