Under priced lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Care Business Management' started by D&A Lawn Care, May 7, 2014.

  1. jonnyz37

    jonnyz37 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    one last thing.....the price you give customers is your price...its not an estimate. Honor your price and work promised. That's being a man in general
  2. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    Didn't read all the reply's but I always finish the year and then raise for the next season.
  3. grassmonkey0311

    grassmonkey0311 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MD/NC
    Posts: 2,299

    It's guys like him who cost guys like us jobs. Learn how to bid. I hope you learned your lesson "because your in high school and needed money".

    C'mon Man!
  4. Utah Lawn Care

    Utah Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,411

    If you're literally losing money doing anything I would put a stop to it immediately. Tell them the truth. If the truth is too hard for them then oh well. You can be in business to lose money.
  5. wranch

    wranch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I believe you answered your own question. B-) Next year you might have to bring the prices up a bit though. ;-)
    It happens, I bid on a brush hog job one time that got out of hand on me. I big by the acre (and that's ok) but I didn't walk the entire site, and missed the mess of construction debris, and rock dumps on the lower end of what looked like a perfectly flat field. It took me two extra hours working around that mess. (I bumped up the rate the following year...)

    KODAKMOWING99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    wow that's a bad estimate, from now on I would give them a hourly rate on any job you have a hard time estimating, fall/ spring cleanup I usually get $60 an hour on mulch I charge per yard but trimming is hourly, everyone has a different hourly rate.

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