Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TheChiefsLawnCare, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 961

    Ok, do any of you guys charge a minimum rate. For example, do you charge a minimum time rate or price rate. Cause i have a friend that owns a computer store and he charges a minimum 30 mins of labor to fix anything, even if it takes him 5 mins to do it, he still charges the 30 mins of labor. Or do you say that you will only do a job for 20+. Right now I dont do any jobs for less than 20 dollars, for the simple fact that you have to caculate dive time, and gas, etc etc etc. So I was just wondering what yall go buy.
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    you answered your own Question
  3. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,067

    My minimum is 35
  4. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,993

    Same here

    35 for cuts

    125 for leaf cleanups

    40 per man hour for bed maint or bush trimming

    80 per cubic yard of mulch installed
  5. gringo gardener

    gringo gardener LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    every other service industry pretty much has minimum time just to show up ... if u look professional and act professional then we should be paid as such.
  6. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    I have minimums for each service that I offer. It sounds like you do too.
  7. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    Yes..minimums on all services...minimum price differs depending on the service.
  8. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 961

    ok thanks guys.

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