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Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by JFGLN, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. GRANTSKI

    GRANTSKI LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,034

    My thinking is leaf cleanup should be more per man hour. My target is $70-100 per man hour. Some are as low as $50 hr but I’m not happy about it.
    U spent $thousands on leaf removal equipment to move faster - not to charge less. Ntm the lower ROI since you only use certain equipment for a month or so out of the year.
     
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  2. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 20,566

    Are all of your cleanups based on bids? My clients don't ask for prices first, at least not after a couple of years.
     
  3. GRANTSKI

    GRANTSKI LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,034

    90% of my cleanups are regular customers so they have an idea of what it’s gonna be and don’t really question it. New bids I tend to price on the high end . Some of my regulars I know are penny pinchers or broke so I take it easy on them. I’ve gotten pretty good at estimating so I don’t mind giving a price ahead of time. If I’m unsure I give a ballpark. Just did a huge one I bidded at $750-850 ... I charged $775. Came out around $90-100per man hour so no need to go the full $850. Fair on both ends.
     
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