Is 700 Dollars an hour Feasible for some clients?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by projunkracing, May 6, 2006.

  1. projunkracing

    projunkracing LawnSite Member
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    I used to be a member here years ago , I have long since sold my equipment etc, and am working for another guy as a crew leader. Ok here is my thing is $700 an hr feasible to charge on a house that is like a mil and a half? My boss uses clip software and puts down time's how long we are supposed to take and yesterday we were at a house that took us 3 hours versus his 1 hr he estimated. When we got to the house the customer came outside to show us where everything was , and my boss is telling me that she lied to us and manipulated us to the pointof doing extra work for no charge. He told the other white guy one my crew that she told he to continue to mow her house but he is not allowed on the property does this sound fishy? he also stated the he charges her 700 an hr and the she got 2 hrs free i dunno does this sound high or two much or what?
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  2. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can't be serious. That is way to low. I image a house worth over a million would get you at least $950 hour. I mow 1/2 million house all the time and make a lot of money. :laugh: :laugh:
     
  3. projunkracing

    projunkracing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    wow i guess it is time to get back into my own biz but the customer is filthy rich and my boss is saying she needs to payup even tho he estimated it at 1 hr and it took 3 what do you guys think?
     
  4. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
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    HUH? :dizzy:
     
  5. projunkracing

    projunkracing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    so i guess you think it is fishy seems like someone is not being truthful
     
  6. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    almost every house here is 800k- a mill and under 5000k sq ft of lawn so i dont think house value means anything with what you charge more about how much grass there is
     
  7. dougmartin2003

    dougmartin2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    i wouldnt unload my home cheapo push mower for under $850 per hour
     
  8. dougmartin2003

    dougmartin2003 LawnSite Senior Member
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    thats funny right there,i dont care who ya are
     
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    omg you stinkin' low-ballers, this is outrageous !!! :angry:

    How dare you people do anything for less than $1,600.00 / hour, how do you even cover your bare basic costs ?!!?

    ... I think the thread-starter has been away for a bit too long, if you ask me.
     
  10. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    $1500 / hr is my minimum for just mow, trim blow and go. For me to spend time and do good work, its $2,000 / hour.
     

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