bids are low in my area!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by new2thebiz, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. rickman

    rickman LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 29

    I always "try" and tell the owner by the job price! But then they get into this thing like: "well how much is that an hour" I hate that! so I just say well your getting a great deal...theres 2 of us working and Id say 40 an hour!
    so they think 20 per man hour...and sometimes think its a good deal. BUT believe it or not a women thought a complete clean up ,leaves,sticks,all raking,and remulching about 6 beds and around her house for 350. was expensive ;) Im like call the company up the road and check with them if you want..they charge 75. an hour! what it was is I said "plus mulch" I guess she thought Id supply 6-8 yards myself at 30 bucks a yard in my area :dizzy: people want it all for NOTHING!!
    and want us to take the screwin...I feel like saying
    " It doesnt say salvation army on my truck does it" :p

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