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2007 Rates

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by green acres lawns, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    How many of you are planning price increases this year? Fuel prices are down some, but every thing else continues to go up. I didn't raise prices last year, but I'm going to this year.
     
  2. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,010

    inflation is like %5 a year, so I go %10 every other year minimum
     
  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,062

    I go up some on EVERYTHING... and I do so EVERY YEAR... no exceptions.
     
  4. Cracker Station

    Cracker Station LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    In my area fuel prices have begun there annual rise. Every few days .04-.08 higher. I would not be surprised to see it on the high side of 2.00 by summer. Later. Cracker
     
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,062

    Still well over $2.00 here.
     
  6. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,854

    Actually, that's not true. The real rate of inflation has only been around 2-3% per year over the last few years. Do a search and you'll find this is accurate.
     
  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,854

    We did a pretty hefty increase last year (as high as 10-15% for some customers). So I think I'll leave them alone this year. Our prices are just about right for right now.

    But I would encourage anyone who didn't do it last year to definitely get it done this spring.
     
  8. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    2 years ago I did an 'across the board" increase...last year I just targeted the undrepriced accounts. I find a mid-season increase works well, like over the summer...so many LCO's advertise in the spring, it makes it too easy for a client to switch. By the summer the flyers are non-existent and the customer has to make and effort to switch.
     
  9. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,854

  10. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,010

    mid summer increase? What do you do write up 1/2 season contracts? lol

    or worse yet, dont use contracts, lol
     

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