subs and hourly rate

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Schlepie, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. Schlepie

    Schlepie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    I have 2 friends beginning their own landscape business. Both have quite a bit of experience. I'd like to start using them as part of my services, which I would like to add as a regular service. They are charging $15 per man hour (as of right now),and worth every dollar.
    Would I bill my customer @$15 x 2.75 (avg.)=$41.25 per man hr. or should I just have them bid the job as a subcontractor thru me and bill customer with 10-30% contractor markup on their bid.
    GOAL: To expand my business and services. I'd like to use these guys, they have experience and I trust them.


  2. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    I would use the "contractor markup" on their bid.
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    for $15 per man hour i have about 150 lawns i could use them on, i would just pay them their rate, and bill the customer yourself.
  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

    Have them sub through you then add your markup on their rate. I mean you have time lining all the work up, and of course you have to do a final inspection of the work, since its your reputation, that also adds to your time. Anything you buy, if its a supply or service, you always need to add markup.

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