Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
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    i knew you were going to say something.....hehehe...but i realized it after i said it. :)

    but hey, you posted the picture 400 pages ago, so everyone saw it.

    i have one lawn that i charge $22. really want to increase it to at east $24, but dont know how to approach it. there are two more lawns on the same street for which i get $25 & $30.

    There was a really nice letter that someone wrote a while back in one of the other forums, but i have no idea what to search under.
     
  2. Outdoor Services

    Outdoor Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's a pita to raise prices. Maybe we could have a mad cow scare in lawn care and raise them like the cost of beef did,LOL.
    When bidding a lawn mowing job I was never on to bid by measurements. I always just looked at it, and estimate the time it was going to take and worked by $40-$60 per man hour. Depending in how bad I wanted the job, neighbor hood ect. Does any one else do this, and is my range way off or in the game?
     
  3. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Speaking of x-rays I had one of thoughs panaramic ones taken today! Intersting stuff when that thing is wizzing around your head!! then it took them an hour and a half just to proccess the thing EEERRRR!!! Not a fun day at the doc's today!
     
  4. Outdoor Services

    Outdoor Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    I hate the Doc's. I'd rather go to the clinic if I'm sick. Mt. Clemens General has a good one over near Jeremy (26 mile & VanDyke) Dr. Tom is probly the best one there to see. They get right to the problem, no bs like a general doc. If there not slamed In and out and I don't need to make an apointment weeks ahead. After you never plain to get sick :dizzy:

    The denist, well most I know like to go to the Wayne State Dental School. It's alot cheeper, plus u have many doctors and hot students too :)
     
  5. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah I have a great general doctor and he is easy to get in and see. But this was a specialist oral maxofacial surgen charictor... I had to go all the way out to dearborn too just to see this guy!!!!!
     
  6. Outdoor Services

    Outdoor Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ouch, now thats going to kill in the jaw and the bank account....
     
  7. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well so far no surgery just on some heavy non inflammatory meds for now I go back in a month to get the verdict on surgery!!!! Oh and my jaw already hurts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. amw

    amw LawnSite Senior Member
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    I feel for ya...it sucks to get anything donw to your mouth!!
     
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    speaking of dental x-rays I finally have finished my 1 1/2 year overhaul on my teeth today. I got a tiny, and I mine tiny filling and they put my crown on today from my root canal. In 1 1/2-2 years I have had; 2 root canals, 9 fillings, 3 checkups, and 2 cleanings.

    Nope, I don't smoke. It's from not flossing. And my teeth are perfectly straight, had braces approx 5 years ago.

    If you really want to get technical in 5 years I have had; braces, 2 root canals, 11 fillings, 5 checkups (give or take some), 6 cleanings (give or take some), and removal of all my wisdom teeth ( I was actually put under for that one because two of my wisdom teeth were growing into my sinus cavatity area.

    I think the total comes to approx $18 to $20,000+ in the last 5 years. And to top it all off, I don't have dental insurance.
     
  10. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
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    troy, why didn't you buy dental insurance to cover all of these things? that's a lot of money.....i feel bad for you guys.

    outdoor, i try to get about $50/hr....i am not very experienced, but i also try to estimate how long it would take me, not measure anymore. but honestly, unless the lot if huge, it's hard to give them a price over $30/cut. i think most people would have a heart attack - that's $120/month

    my prediction is that this year as i get more clients, my prices would be between $18 (front only) to $28.

    Troy, can you come this saturday to hang out with us?
     

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