price increases

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by jesterslawncare, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. jesterslawncare

    jesterslawncare LawnSite Member
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    Hi iam the owner of a landscape company in new jersey and i would just like to know if alot of other owners will be increasing there prices this year because of high prices of gas,steel,etc.Please respond
     
  2. Hard Worker

    Hard Worker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    Most of our lawns that we picked up towards the end of the mowing season I added on enough of a cushion to allow for this so I would not have to go up on them this sping unless goes back over 3 bucks.

    The lawns we had before then I'm evaluating now. More than likely we will increase betweeen 5 & 7%. Some we may even cull to make room for new lawns in areas we are targeting. Always evaluating!
     
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Posts: 8,745

    I am increasing some. Many just went through a big price increase in 2005
     
  4. TURFLORD

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 834

    The usual buck hear, buck there. Fierce competition in my area. I like to keep my prices "in the middle".payup
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    This is the time of the year we look at each one individually and determine what (if anything) we will do. Personally, I don't care for a X% increase across the board per se.
     
  6. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    Exactly the way I am/have handled this. Our increases have ranged from as low as 10% on up to 25%. There are those that were increase at the beginning of last season and increased enough to not warrant another this coming season.
     
  7. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Im not raising anytime soon, because im getting too many complaints already about my prices. If I do raise them it will be when I see how many new accounts we get this Spring. Im real pissed about this but I think it's the best decision for now.
     

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