Price List

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FLMOWER, May 16, 2003.

  1. FLMOWER

    FLMOWER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Did the search.

    Trying to come up with a formula for pricing. Mainly for commercial accounts. Was thinking something like this for mowing, edging, and trimming.

    easy trim work $2.75/ 1,000 sq. ft
    average trim work $3.00/ 1,000 sq. ft
    difficult trim work $3.50/ 1,000 sq. ft

    hedges $.75-1.00 linear foot depending on difficulty

    min/ cut ???

    Installation of landscape

    ??? annuals installed
    7.50- 10.00 / 1 gal. installed
    12.00- 15.00/ 3 gal. installed
    mulch 50.00/ yard installed. large jobs will be subbed out
    Any comments would be appreciated. I am a solo operation licensed and insured with low overhead.
     
  2. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,847

    What does that mean? Just because you dont have all the expenses a large business does, does not mean you can charge less than the going rates. Only you can determine your rates, based on your expenses and desired profit. I supose if you wanted to you could leave money on the table, but i would rather not.
     
  3. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    Right on Mac!

    You are saying ave is 10% more $ than easy.
    And diff is 30% more $ than easy....

    And using a price per foot is fine. BUt you also need to determine how many feet you can do in an hour to balance the whole thing out.

    For a $35 hour rate that says in 1 hour you can do:
    12,700 feet of easy trimming.
    11,666 feet of ave trimming
    10,000 feet of diff trimming.

    Remember a mile is 5,280 feet.
    So on average can you trim 2 miles in one hour?
    Too much? How about 1 mile in 30 minutes? Half-mile in 15 minutes?

    Plants--

    The last 1 gallon plant I bought was $9 retail. As a contractor your price to a customer includes a mark-up of 50%-100% depending on the situation. That's $13.5- $18.
    And maybe even a minimum service charge. Do you want to go to the nursery for 1 flat of flowers that you are marking up only $10.
     

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