how should I charge for commercial??

Paradise Landscape

LawnSite Member
Location
irving tx
Im in need of some advice to give an estimate for a building that I would be looking at soon. How to go about charging or any advice would be greatly appreciated..thanx :confused:
 

crazymike

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ontario
You charge for how long it takes you to do it, plus your profit.

Figure your costs of doing business to get how much an hour you can for for.

If your number is more than about $55 an hour, redo your numbers, you're too high.
 

lawnkingforever

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Pittsburgh PA
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Paradise Landscape

LawnSite Member
Location
irving tx
You charge for how long it takes you to do it, plus your profit.

Figure your costs of doing business to get how much an hour you can for for.

If your number is more than about $55 an hour, redo your numbers, you're too high.
thanks crazymike, i would take that advice and go with it.
 

White Gardens

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Bloomington IL
from what i've seen lately, less than residential.
The market formula I've figured out is take how much you would charge per 1k sq/ft for a residential and then use that number to come up with the size of the residential.

Then take the answer you get and divided it by 3, and that will be the high end of all the estimates for mowing a commercial property. :confused:

So the equation would be.

1000 square feet x X amount of dollars x .33 = SCREWED

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