kawasaki guy's Work, equipment, and stripes

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by kawasaki guy, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Woah...is that the going rate there? $25 is the lowest I have and it's tiny and 2 doors down from another account, otherwise it would be more. That's not exactly a poor area you're in...can't you get more?
     
  2. Kkane97

    Kkane97 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That is exactly why I asked, seems very low to me I wont pull up for less and 35 I have gone lower but they were special
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  3. Darryl G

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    Yeah, my minimum is $40 and I make 2 exceptions. The $25 one which is like 1,000 square feet and a $30 one that's really just a grassy parking area for a guest cottage that parks like 8 cars. They get a break because it's small, I do their main house too(they call it the Mother Ship, lol) and I get a lot of other work from them, over $3,000 this year to date.

    There's a certain amount of time that goes into maintaining any account...customer contact, billing, collection, record keeping and of course getting there and firing up 3 or 4 pieces of equipment. When I started out 11 years ago I set my minimum at $30 but did offer a 10% senior discount, so I had some at $27. Over the years I bumped it to $35 and then $40. I really don't want any accounts that gross less than $1k/year although I have about 6 bi-weekly accounts that do.
     
  4. Kkane97

    Kkane97 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Exactly, I am glad to hear my pricing isnt that far off, I have a lot less over head. I try to keep in check with my area as to not bring down the going rate. Seems to ne that $15 in kawi guys area is very low considering he is talking about a vacation home a lot
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  5. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    15-25 around here.

    The yards are so small, some of the bigger guys cut some lawns with just 21" machines.
     
  6. kawasaki guy

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  7. Kkane97

    Kkane97 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Number of accounts?
     
  8. thelawnman

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  9. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I cant tell you anything about the 210 but I personally have a 250. It is a good little saw. not too much but enough to do small jobs here and there that come up.
     
  10. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    we just got a free lawnboy 2 cycle silver series

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