Rates in CT

Discussion in 'Network: North' started by Services Plus LLC, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Services Plus  LLC

    Services Plus LLC LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 22

    I'm looking what the going rate per hour, per man, for your standard 60" or 72" mower in Connecticut or close by.

    I'm getting rates ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!!! I think most of these guys ARE NOT paying their employees on the books.....thus rates are incredibly low.
     
  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,227

    Are you asking what I would charge the customer for the man, or how much would I be paying him to work for me?
     
  3. Services Plus  LLC

    Services Plus LLC LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 22

    What you are charging the customer? I will fix that in my question..... :drinkup:
     
  4. Services Plus  LLC

    Services Plus LLC LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 22

    I can't seem to edit it in my first post.....but anyway, I'm looking for what the "employer" is charging the "customer" for this equipment/man per hour. Thanks.
     
  5. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,227

    I usually charge $35 an hour for my guy when he works with me. He only gets paid $14 an hour. Hope that answers your question
     
  6. Services Plus  LLC

    Services Plus LLC LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 22

    Wow that sounds low to me. Is he fully "on the books"?
     
  7. Landscraper1

    Landscraper1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Southeastern Ma.
    Posts: 755

    Cutting crew gets $45 per hour , per man, min. Doesn't matter if using a 60", 21" weed wacker, or blower.

    We do work in RI and Ma.
     
  8. Services Plus  LLC

    Services Plus LLC LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 22

    And you can pay your fuel, payroll taxes, insurances etc etc......and still make a decent profit at that rate?
     
  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    I base my mowing estimates on $60/hr with a 52 inch Lazer HP but my actual take varies...could be $45/hour and could be $80+ depending on the account. I have a minimum of $40 for mowing but will make a rare exception. For general maintenance labor I bill out at between $45 and $55 with a cleanup rate of $60/hr. Chain saw work I'm at $75 but I don't do a lot of that. My goal is to bill out at least $300/day working solo.

    You should be able to get top rate where you are. I'm across the river from you and I get calls from your area all the time but turn them down. It seems like your area is under served by landscapers...seems nobody there can find anyone. I know there is one guy in your area that has low prices, but he's not exactly what I'd call a professional...the beat-up old multi-colored Ford truck. I know he has accounts by Roger's Lake.
     
  10. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,227

    Yes he is, and there is a company around here that is driving the price down... 2 years ago I was at 45, but people laugh at you for that now...
     

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