Pricing a townhome community

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brentcovington, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. brentcovington

    brentcovington LawnSite Member
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    It did bother me about the 3 men/ 8 hrs. I know i can do two acres in less than an hour mowing. My biggest concern was to just charge by the acre or to do per hour. I get 120 an acre around here.
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  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
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    Am I missing something here or are you guys 850 miles apart? How can prices be the same? It drives me crazy when business owners in the lawn maintenance business can't handle doing the job of daily operations like, bidding a job. If you know your costs and how long a job will take then what's the problem?
     
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    OK let's walk trough what part don't seem right to you I try to clarify
     
  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You right but if we can share info I think is all good
     
  5. brentcovington

    brentcovington LawnSite Member
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    I actually handle my business very well. I am reaching out for some input on the info i was supplied. I like to see what other people have to say about things that i am less experienced with. I have big accounts, but no cookie cutter town homes. The information can be useful to me. Sorry if its useless to you.
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  6. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Edging only 2x per year in Georgia?
     
  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    Typical customer dictating how they want it done yet don't have a clue.
     
  8. brentcovington

    brentcovington LawnSite Member
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    That's what I was thinking when he told me that. I told him edging was done atleast twice a month on all my yards.
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  9. brentcovington

    brentcovington LawnSite Member
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    Very true! I have tried to change his mind.
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  10. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We edge every time a mower is on a yard unless its during the winter and then maybe every other month if that. If you did 2x a year it would be a mess.
    Unless maybe they are talking about bed edging? That would be a different story.
     

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