Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PicturePerfect, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. PicturePerfect

    PicturePerfect LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    What would be a fair discount for friends and family? I normally charge $50/hr for labor and 30% markup on plant material.
  2. shorty7616

    shorty7616 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    I usually give'em about 10% off.
  3. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    Dont work for friends and family you will regret it!!!!
  4. PicturePerfect

    PicturePerfect LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Requests have been to trim shrubs or to pick up plants from the nursery.
  5. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    I do not work for family/friends/neighbors. Life is much simplier if you don't.
  6. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    for family I do the work if I can, and tell them to give me what they want. This way, I am not disappointed, and they get a good deal. Our family is always helping each other, so I am assured I'll get help in some other way when I need it, so I am not worried too much about the money.
    trying to keep it strictly business with family in my opinion is very hard.
  7. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

  8. sgtgm5

    sgtgm5 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    No worky for family. Thats only if you love them
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Friends and family? Nope, nada, NFW, never...get the pic?
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I take care of my 2 sisters properties. I don't ask to be paid and I don't expect to get paid. What goes around, comes around.


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