Holiday Lighting

smarino21

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Michigan
i wanna get into holiday lighting. Any help would be appreciated? How do people charge per stran or hourly? DO you rent the customer the lights or just have them buy them off of you ?
 

cadzilla500

LawnSite Member
Location
Waynesville, NC
Yea, this sounds like a great thing to do in fall to make extra money. I was wondering the same things, hopefully someone can answer these questions.
 

Grass-Masters

LawnSite Senior Member
How do you charge for lights, flat rate or monthly. Roughly how much should we charge.
 

Mr.Mow-It-All

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Yo Mamma's House
caruso_services said:
How do you charge for lights, flat rate or monthly. Roughly how much should we charge.
Its hard to say, evergreenedmond helped me get started this year. I have been doing a lot this past couple of weeks. I figured up how much 100 feet roughly cost, then double that, then just figure your time at your rate. Small house we did today was about 165 feet of C9 clear lights and 1500 mini lights for 5 small holly trees. Took me and one of my guys 2.5 hours and charged $507. My cost for products was about $150. I am very small time compared to evergreenedmond but even doing small stuff its great seasonal money. I got rained out today or else we could have done 3 just like this one.

Don't buy the 25' foot cheap lights from walmart, homedepot, lowes, etc... Find a distributor. We buy a 1000' foot roll of wire and cut it to fit our needs, the lights, wire, clips etc, is much better quality.

By the way J, if you read this when you get back from the other side, CONGRATS.
 

Mr.Mow-It-All

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Yo Mamma's House
NY Landscape Lighting said:
That project should fetch around 1,000.00 in my opinion. And I am not overpriced.

If your talking about my job, if you can get more than $70 per man hour, more power to you. You have to remember I'm in Oklahoma, your in NY. This wasn't a hard job, everything done with an 8 foot step ladder, no high, steep roof, pretty basic.
 
Mr.Mow-It-All said:
If your talking about my job, if you can get more than $70 per man hour, more power to you. You have to remember I'm in Oklahoma, your in NY. This wasn't a hard job, everything done with an 8 foot step ladder, no high, steep roof, pretty basic.
Being a lower roof would lower the cost. I was also talking about new lights install, removal and boxing.
 
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