Charge by the .......

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by capetan, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. capetan

    capetan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    ......... day
    if your doing a large project that may take 2 or more days, to complete, and the customer asks for an estimate and you really have no idea how long its going to take( it could take say 4 to 5 days depending on ....) do you ever qoute the customer a daily rate
    3 workers 8 hours this amount ________ ....... or whatever
    do you think this is a good idea or bad idea ?
    just want here you opinions
  2. tyler_mott85

    tyler_mott85 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    Yeah charging by the day is just an extension of charging by the hour since there are only so many hours in a day. I would even give someone a slight break on my hourly rate if I was going to be at their property for a whole day because that takes out a LOT of down time expense of driving around. So yes if you think it will take you 4.5 days and there are 8 hours a day take your hourly rate and multiply by 36 and there ya go!

    Good Luck!

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