Quick question, if your making $50 per hour

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MJK, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
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    profit on landscape installs, are you happy?
     
  2. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
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    based on what 50$ or in general?
     
  3. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    i just saw on tv last night that pamela andersons hairdresser gets 600 an hr.

    jessica simpsons makeup artist gets something like 4k a day
     
  4. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you are only making 50.00hr, then you might want to look at a different line of work.
    My net profit is 125.00-150.00 per hour.
    Thats the problem with our whole industry is that my guess would be that only 15% of the landscapers/lawn main. are smart enough to run a real business and charge the right price.
    If the customer does'nt like it you have to have the balls to walk away.
     
  5. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    all based on location. 50/ hr. in some places is good. In tampa , yes choose another line of work. My area you can do well at that rate tell many customers to take a hike you will be out of business. In your area you have your picking of whom to work for, then you can be very indepedent.d Location, Location, and Location
    Mike
     
  6. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
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    Net profit 125-150 when you are billing out for 7 guys!
     
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    i don't believe that for a minute....

    to NET $125.00/ hr you would have to be grossing at least $150/hr.

    i don't believe that you are actually billing over $6K/week per man.
     
  8. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    if you are talking a TRUE profit, ater ALL overhead, and payroll.. sure why not...

    this means that if you work a guy the normal 2K hrs/year you will make $100K profit just from one person's work......

    I'll just hire 2 guys and make $200K/year by sitting on my butt doing nothing.....
     
  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree and call BS on this.
     
  10. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    to each his own and more power to ya
     

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