Mower setup for a new business

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lareed88, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. lareed88

    lareed88 LawnSite Member
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    Ok thank you
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  2. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lets say there is 40 /40 @ $19 = $760, Lets say you have $5 in expenses for each one $200
    So now $560, Since we are just talking lets say 1 hour for each one. $560 / 40 = $14 an hour.
    Not taking into consideration of anything going wrong and or insurance/bonding for the jobs.

    So you will get a name out there, not one that anyone would like.
     
  3. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's what I was trying to tell him
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  4. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You could get some resi properties at 150.00 a month, spend 30 mins there a week, that puts your time at 2 hours a month. 150 month divided by 2 hours puts you at 75.00 an hour minus your expenses. That's a better way and more profitable
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  5. lareed88

    lareed88 LawnSite Member
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    Oh I see what ur saying. I havent done any advertising yet and this was just the first opportunity offered to me by a friend who is also in landscaping and maintenance. I dont know how long it would take to build up regular residential clients.
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  6. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    For $19 a cut they will all be less than 10,000 square feet. No way he is going to be there an hour unless it's an initial grass cut then the price is more or will be bid. I agree $19 is way low. I am in an out on an average bank owned property mow, edge, trim and blow in less than 25 minutes I am doing 2 an hour and that isn't running my equipment or me hard, just a good steady pace.
     
  7. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Are you doing them for your friend or another company? Your "friend" might be trying to sub them to you and he is taking a piece of the pie.
     
  8. lareed88

    lareed88 LawnSite Member
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    Idk if people will go for 37.50 per property around here
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  9. lareed88

    lareed88 LawnSite Member
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    @ greg78- I think his goal is to get in good with them so he can do debri removal for them. Which is fine cause I dont have the equipment or manpower for that
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  10. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    That's fine if he's wanting to sub to you, but you should get more than $19 a cut especially since you will have to take photos correct? You'll also have to upload the photos at the end of the day so that adds more time?

    How long do you have to wait on your pay?
     

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