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Canadian, Eh? Pricing question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MowerMoney, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. MowerMoney

    MowerMoney LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    This is a really great site. I have learned a lot from everyone here over the past year. Particularly about pricing ie. $45 per acre and such. But most of the members are American (God Bless America). My question is what are the average Canadian prices for cutting. I don't seem to be getting any hits on the larger properties I've quoted. Wondering if I'm too high or if my area just won't support those prices.

    I haven't been able to use the $1.00 per minute for residental. More like $0.75 per minute at best.
     
  2. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    Something is wrong if on a 15 minute job you are only getting $11.25. Base prices on a minimum to drop the gate all together. I find $25.00 works well no matter the lawn size. If they want it less its not worth my time to do.

    I have my property sizes at the office but i'll try and post some sqft and price I get for an example.
     
  3. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    MowerMoney, You have to realize first off that American Green Industry types arn't very smart and tend to exagerate.....I can make more w/a 21" Pushmower up here cutting Small Residentials than they can cutting Big Areas w/10k riders..... It's the Same Deal in Canada...The Acreages Pay Less than Small Lots....2-4k Lots are Your Best MoneyMakers.
     
  4. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    Sad, but true.

    And thats why I think I will suceed. However, you can't stereotype everyone. Remember we can take your country if we want it....
     
  5. MowerMoney

    MowerMoney LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Jeff, you took me too litterally. my minimum is $25 per cut. trying to bump that to $27 this year though, with gas inflation and all.

    I would like to see your rate chart though. thanks.
     
  6. MowerMoney

    MowerMoney LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Fareway, how long to you spend on the average 2 - 4K lawn? And for how much on average?

    I have one street in a seniors village with 10 customers that I get $25 each. Three houses in a row takes me 60 - 75 minutes. $75 for that. Good money. And no miles between stops. But all my other customers are 5 - 15 minutes apart between 3 towns. Don't get paid for windshield time (I use that for my rest breaks)
     
  7. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    Sick the Mounties on us? Dudley Doo right? Or maybe, the mother country....will come to your rescue.....lol

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  8. jfenton

    jfenton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Don't forget the war of 1812
     
  9. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576


    Hmmm, I believe that's the war we won correct? :waving:
     
  10. jfenton

    jfenton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    It's a sore point with them. They don't learn about it in school
     

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