What percentage do you pay your subs?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by DiscoDave, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. DiscoDave

    DiscoDave LawnSite Member
    Male, from Midwest
    Posts: 199

    What percent do you retain when you sub work out?

    Does it vary according to the type of work? Residential mowing, commercial mowing, mulch installation, hardscape installs, softscape installs, etc.
     
  2. Tyner Lawn Service

    Tyner Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 328

    On mowing, aeration, ferts I keep $5 per job and landscape I keep 10%.
     
  3. DiscoDave

    DiscoDave LawnSite Member
    Male, from Midwest
    Posts: 199

    I am assuming you would retain 10% on larger commercial mowing ($100.00 to $500.00 per cut)?
     
  4. DiscoDave

    DiscoDave LawnSite Member
    Male, from Midwest
    Posts: 199

    Does anyone charge more than 10%?
     
  5. New Leaf Maint

    New Leaf Maint LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Normally I charge 10%. Sometimes I will charge 5% or even none to get a larger job where I will be doing a lot of the work and I know that the competition will be tight to get the job.
     

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