what to charge an hour??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green Grass, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Green Grass

    Green Grass LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 163

    I am just wondering what everyone is charging per hour for commercial property Maintenance per man?
     
  2. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I'd say what I get, but there's already a 5-6 page thread on why I should be disallowed to mow.
     
  3. Green Grass

    Green Grass LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 163

    you a lowballer?
     
  4. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    look for a thread about that topic. big discussion on pricing...
     
  5. Green Grass

    Green Grass LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 163

    yea i found his post i thought we where high at $70 but i guess i am right in the ball park I bid on a property today and he told me the guy that did the other bid was only 30 and hour I laughed at the guy and told him to have a nice day
     
  6. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 946

    I've been putting some bids in on large commercial properties to do lawn/landscape maintenance. I've gotten some insight on the other bids; these guys are around $30/mn. hr. I'm not sure how they do it, but it's killing me!
     
  7. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    You just keep plugging away until you find the ones that the guys aren't charging that.
     
  8. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 946

    We are.

    I met with a guy today to discuss us taking over a large commercial site's maintenance (the current company hasn't shown up in over a month).

    I gave him a rough bid of $400/month year-round.

    He told me the current guy's doing it for $220.

    And he wonders why the guy's not showing up?

    LOL :laugh:
     
  9. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 946

    And I thought I was low @ $400. I only did it because we have other properties in the same business park..
     
  10. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 912

    WOW! we cant charge those prices down here in florida...We'd never get work the average down here is $40 to $50 and thats making a good profit
     

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