Fuel sur-charge

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JD GROUND SERVICE LLC, Apr 13, 2007.


    Messages: 22

    How many of you guys are charging a sur-charge? We went with the price if gas is 2.50 to 3.00 we charge 5% of the monthly bill. Over 3.oo per gallon we are charging 10% monthly bill. 10% is the most example 4 cuts @ 30.00= 120.00 plus 12.00 sur-charge for a total of 132.00. Most customers are ok with it.
  2. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,128

    No surcharge. I figured in gas at $3.50 - $4.00 a gallon when I increased some of my clients prices before the season started. I would rather take care of it before the season starts rather than have to explain it to my clients. This way, I get the increase regardless.
  3. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    Forget a "fuel surcharge"..... just raise your rates and cite rising costs as the reason.
    Stuff costs more than it used to, most reasonable customers are aware of that.

    If you find that a property is underbid and a normal price hike won't cut it; just tell (or write) the customer and let them know you tracked your time against your rates on all your accounts and theirs came in low. The new price is $$$.

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