Pricing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by petti, Jan 17, 2001.

  1. petti

    petti LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I started my business about a year ago and I'm having problems charging the correct amount for the work I do. I tried just looking at the property to estimate how long it will take me to do the job in order to charge by the hour, and that doesn't work all the time. Is their some kind of pricing guide I can get or do you measure sq. footage. My specialties include landscaping, power washing, mowing, trimming, edging, and leaf & debris blowing. I live in Raleigh NC and there is pretty much business all year round, and its picking up quickly so your assistants on this matter would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    I'm sure someone will post a reply here about this, but in the mean time, I have a page of links to searches of this site. It is here: http://www.elmlawnsite.com/lawnsite_post_links.htm

    There are 126 threads on pricing, but not all of them are on the pricing of a lawn. There are lots of them there though.

    Just click on the above and then scroll down to Pricing and this will give you all of those threads. If you like that page, book mark it in your favorites. I have 66 items on this search page, so there is lots of good links there. You can always find it by clicking on the middle link on my signiture too.

    I hope this helps.
    Eric
     
  3. jay

    jay LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    Go to this site and scroll down to Pricing for services. It will give you a break down on how to price your services. Then ask someone in your area for the normal labor rate in your area so you won't be stepping on anyones toes and add this to the equation.

    http://www.sba.gov/library/pubs/fm-13.txt

     

Share This Page