Pricing Exercise

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Harvestman, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. Harvestman

    Harvestman LawnSite Member
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    I thought a pricing exercise would help us all to understand how everyone arrives at their prices for fert. I understand that pricing is regional, but I still think if we all get on the same page or at least close it will help or industry. Hear goes.
    A 10,000 K yard. $30.stop. $3.00 k after 3000 k Or $51.00 Grub application double reg app. or $102.00
    Anything over an acre I drop the stop fee. How do you guy do it?
     
  2. f350

    f350 Banned
    from mi
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    $20 to stop. $3 per 1k. all extended services $8 perk
     
  3. larrv45390

    larrv45390 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 45

    10,000 sq ft X .025 = 250 / 4 = $62.50 per app
    Grub 62.50 X 2 = $125.00
     
  4. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    4k min $33
    5K $35
    $3/k afterwards

    jobs over 70K, special pricing
     
  5. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    $30 min about $3/k Over 30,000 2.5/k.

    Mark
     
  6. tpirobert

    tpirobert LawnSite Member
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    10K x .006 = $60 per app, $120 per insecticide or fungicide app.
     
  7. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Seems to be a $3.00 average per k here..

    Is that regardless of how many apps they want? Would you price 3, 4, 5 or 6 applications differently?
     
  8. bob ricketts

    bob ricketts LawnSite Member
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    I had Scotts give my parents an estimate ( 16342sq ft) and they were $4.75/1000 and $117 for Grub control
     
  9. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 525

    (product cost per 1000 SF x 1.2) + (time per application multiplied by number of applications... multiply that number by your hourly cost) multiply the entire figure by the % of profit you desire divide by the number of applications and the result is your number.
     
  10. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,969

    Time and materials, and you'll always make money. Stop fee, material cost times 2, plus hourly rate for chemical work. Need to have a minimum charge also.

    OK to figure charges for whole year, then divide by number of apps to get a price per app.

    If you just price by area, how do you reconcile a 5K site that is a 12 minute stop, and another 5K site that is a 20 minute stop? So they average out, but in the long term, pricing by area means you lose the gravy jobs and keep the loser jobs.
     

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