spring clean up

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by JTS lawn care, Mar 21, 2003.

  1. JTS lawn care

    JTS lawn care LawnSite Member
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    i was wondering what most of you guys do for spring clean up i charge $17 an hour for spring clean up does that sound good for a price.
     
  2. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    Tell me you are joking please?

    I get anywhere from $30-50 a man hour for cleanups.:eek:
     
  3. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    $17 an hour?

    Better keep reading here before your dreams of being a businessman deminish.
     
  4. NYRookie

    NYRookie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 240

    You are doing alot of work for nothing. I charge around $50/hour. More if I have to haul more than 1 truck load away.
     
  5. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    $17 per hour is WAY too low. I get at least $30 per hour per man. What are you using for equipment???
     
  6. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    Oh man... please read some pricing posts before you go out tomorrow morning. :realmad:
     
  7. Lawnboy5

    Lawnboy5 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    $35 here! How is it worth your time to work for that?
     
  8. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    Depending on how big the job- We do a Leaf clean-up for a doctor, 8 acres of leaves. I only charge him $20 per man hr., $35 per equip. hr, and $45 per tractor hr. with 7 ft. rake. I can leave the leaves at the job site.

    On other jobs I don't include hauling leaves away in with my man hr. rate. I charge by the dump truck load- usaully 40-60 per load. And I try to get at least $25 per man hr.- and more for equip.
     
  9. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    Now I will be having nightmares of receiving a check for $136 after me and an employee spending 4 hours on a cleanup! :eek:
     
  10. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    I want to also say that if someone calls, I'm a minimum of 25 per hr.- but most of time I give bids for the job, and I cover myself in every way, it then usaully is around 30-45 per hr.
     

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