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Does this seem fair?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by cibula11, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. cibula11

    cibula11 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I mow a townhome association and I've had several residents ask if I can trim their shrubs around their properties. I charged $15.00/shrub for two large burning bushes.

    Now I have another resident who would like her globe arborvitaes trimmed (about 3-4 ft) and shaped up along with a larger one. She has a total of 18 small shrubs and 1 larger one. I planned on charging $5 per small shrub and $15 for the larger one bringing her total to $105. I don't think it will take too long, maybe 45 minutes to an hour. Does this sound too low, too high?? Thanks.
     
  2. Kylec3

    Kylec3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    too low for me
     
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    I try to bid everything on time. If you think you can do this in an hour then that is good money.
     
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,347

    Excuse me Mr. Rockefeller. 105 a man hour for a pure labor job is too low for you? That's a fair price.
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  5. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Sounds fair , but asking pricing online will only make you doubt yourself. Good luck.
     
  6. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    Wow, way to low!!
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  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,347

    How is 105 dollars for an hour of one man's labor, no materials needed, too low?:usflag:
     
  8. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    I didn't not see that it would you take 45 minutes to an hour. $105 is a fair price. Does that include dump fees?
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  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Besides the point. He said 45 min to and hour.

    Who are we to dispute his time estimate?

    Maybe he is leaving the clippings as mulch.
     
  10. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 651

    Sounds like you will make $105...

    However 3' may be low for the arborvitae.
     

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