Jaw Dropping Rates!!!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by doitforjohnny, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd still like a good answer to "We'll hire you if you can do it cheaper than (insert name of well-known BIG national corporation here)."
    Other than "gee thanks but no thanks" that is.
     
  2. doitforjohnny

    doitforjohnny LawnSite Member
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    Yeah it's a quote from the "Outsiders". I used to be a greaser too! My friends would always say "do it for Johnny". I don't know why I used it for my user name here.

    J
     
  3. doitforjohnny

    doitforjohnny LawnSite Member
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    The guy said he has been in business for 14 years!

    J
     
  4. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
    Posts: 213

    This is completely off topic, but that is probably the best quote of the movie. The acting is superb. :laugh:
     
  5. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok they may be out of there in 10 minutes, but they spent 40-50 minutes total working there as well as probably 5 (* 4 or 5 people) just getting there. So if they charged $10 per cut for that job, they probably paid out $50. Something is wrong there either they are bankrupt already or they will be or someone made a mistake.
     
  6. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    So for 30 lawns the guy would be charging $300 for the day. To pay a crew of 3 for an 8 hour day would be at least $240. He has to be losing money.
     
  7. leevubehind

    leevubehind LawnSite Member
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    This is so like the Florida market I have over 80 accounts in one subdivision small lawns $40.00 - $60.00 per month I can do over 20 in one day by myself. Friday I did 24 moved my truck & trailer twice no more than 2 blocks so you make money on volume. My friend has 278 accounts in this same subdivision he has 4 guys including himself does over 50 per day, Plus these accounts pay the same all year long.
     
  8. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Those guys have you pegged, and are feeding you a line.

    Tim
     
  9. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,254

    Man, and I felt bad for myself! I thought that 25 a cut was bad! Suddenly that sounds real real good!
     
  10. Diamond-LC

    Diamond-LC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    shoot, it takes about $7.50 in gas just to get to the clients house...:hammerhead:
     

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