NE FLORIDA - Jacksonville area

Discussion in 'Network: South' started by ztrguy, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. T-N-T Lawn Care

    T-N-T Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    crosson,

    I agree with you. Most of my lawns are close together so I don't have to worry about the drive time. I have all my days scheduled out with homes right next to each other. I don't really have any lawns that take an hour to do. I was using an example. Anything over 15 minutes is $30-35 for me. If it takes an hour for me to do, it's usually a large lawn so I may have worded that wrong earlier. I mainly base my accounts on the lawn not the house was the point I was trying to make. And some of the guys you talk to be careful cause they do like to make themselves sound better. I've ran into that a lot here. I don't think your being far fetched just that Jax is very competitive I get outbid all time even in the sweet areas for $15 bucks verses my $30-35. I have some accounts that range from 500 a month and only take 2 hours just because the amount of trees and weeding I have to do. There are a lot of things that come into affect with this Personally I cover all my cost and time using my price. Everyone is different and have other things that they have to cover. I agree with the statement you made over the competition prices. I charge $40-45 for an hourly rate on hedges, mulching and ect... I know one gentleman here who charges $40 a cut but he includes the hedges and weeding. I do wish you the best of luck. There is plenty of business out here for everyone.
    Tina
     
  2. crosson lawn

    crosson lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    thanks for the clarification that does sound better. I hope to start heavy advertising next weekend but if i don't get any bites i will probably put it on hold until late feb. to early march.
     
  3. Qdriver

    Qdriver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    What Ins. company's are recommended? I have talked to two so far and they want documented experience with a landscape operation before they will agree to cover a solo start-up. Can anyone help? :confused:

    email me at agreenoasis@yahoo.com
     
  4. mowerparts

    mowerparts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 110

    We use Insureamerica.
     
  5. GrassGator

    GrassGator LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Who is your agent for InsureAmerica. Got a phone number? I am looking for some coverage as well.
     
  6. mowerparts

    mowerparts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 110

    Just give them a call and tell them what you need and they will give hook you up.
    Do not forget to ask about insurance to cover your equipment.
    :blob3:
     
  7. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
    Posts: 466

    Thanks for all the replies!!! Any LCO's in FL use cabover trucks? What are the normal setups like in FL?
     
  8. Kelly & Sons

    Kelly & Sons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    wow! What a lot of information... Nice to see some people from OP/Jax on this site....

    Lawn Lizards or Tina... who did you all go through to get your business liscense? Did you get an LLC ? thanks.. Chris.
     
  9. gatorbait

    gatorbait LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Just wanted to comment on the good information Tina and also the inspiration from Lawn Lizard.
     
  10. Qdriver

    Qdriver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    Welcome to the area Gatorbait!:)
     

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