how to figure out hourly rate/overhead

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by cecil2, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. cecil2

    cecil2 LawnSite Member
    from jersey
    Messages: 1

    thinkin about startin up next year and need some help figuring out w/ i should charge/hourly rate/ overhead / any helpful formula thanks!!!!!!!!!!
  2. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    I myself, charge about $1.00 a minute. lowing the rates for many different reasons such as location, how far away the closest customer is, weekly cuts.
    I usually add $10.00 a cut for biweekly cuts. $35.00 a week would be $45.00 every two weeks. Seems to be working ok for me.
  3. DPAT

    DPAT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I Charge What I Feel Like Charging. I Just Go With My Gut Feeling. Such As The Job Is Going To Take Me This Long I Have To Spend This Much For Material And I Want To Make This For The Job. That Is How I Do. Just My .02.

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