Hourly rates

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by tennesseetoy, May 6, 2012.

  1. tennesseetoy

    tennesseetoy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I am starting a small local landscaping business and was wondering how much I should charge customers on the hour per man hour? any thoughts or comments about how much you charge or what you recommend charging would be great. thanks http://www.lawnsite.com/images/smilies/drinkup.gif
  2. spazfam

    spazfam LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Breakdown all your cost to a hourly figure including your wage and add your desired profit Ex. Cost 8.00+wage 15.00+profit% 10.00=33.00 hour per man working. Only you can know what to charge based on your expenses and market rates. There is quite a bit on here just type it in the search box, hope that helped.
  3. newmanfan

    newmanfan LawnSite Member
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  4. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
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    My suggestion is to avoid quoting hourly rates. Nobody wants to pay you what you have to have per hour. If you quote hourly rates you find yourself having to justify your pricing. We service swimming pools and base our estimates on $95 per hour. Because we don't quote an hourly rate we face very little price resistance.
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