danger pay?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by workinallthetime, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. workinallthetime

    workinallthetime LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    i had to bid a job today and i jacked up the price due to the danger element. i will be mowing right next to a 30 foot tall tie wall and its on a slop down to the wall. i bit it high and she took it but i did because of the fear factor.
    its not that much, like 3 laps on top with mower and 3 down one side then alot of edging on another hill
    i bid it at 65.00 each mow and she bought it, sound reasonable? ill be there for about an hour i think total
  2. jason9696

    jason9696 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    65/hr is a bit high around this area, but if there is an element of danger, the cost is justified.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I call it the risk factor, figuring so long there exists reasonable concern for life or serious injury, this is a legitimate reason for a price increase, I find possible financial damages can be a reason. Sometimes I'll hike the rate for the pita factor as well.

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