is my pricing fair?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chadwhick, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. chadwhick

    chadwhick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I mow in central FL. Tonight I sat down and made some adjustments with my pricing and would like some opinions on whether I'm way out of line. For basic lawn care- weedwhacking,edging, mowing and blowing- I figured $10 an hour to cover my expenses. and then $25 an hour on top of that as profit. So to mow a yard that took 2 hours I would charge $70. Is that fair and am I trying to get too much profit or too little?
  2. Miller Rules

    Miller Rules LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    I cant see any Res.Cust. paying that but you might can get 30-40 an hour from them.
  3. Sharp Services

    Sharp Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Depending on your cost ... I think that might be fair. I am charging what works out to be $30 per hour.
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Isnt $25+10 still 35, and wouldnt that be somewhere between $30-40? I dont see any problem getting that. Are you figuring the total time you work, drive time, dump, ect or is this just the time you spend at a customers home?
  5. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    hell i average $70-$80/hr when im solo and double with one of the guys (or girl) we only use those walkers that everyone says are so dang slow. :p
  6. Miller Rules

    Miller Rules LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    yeah I know i don't think i got my head on straight today.:sleeping: (SORRY)
  7. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810


    chadwhick.. I believe your rate is good.. for Florida. Doesn't hurt to try for more though...
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    You're only getting $35 / hour????

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Sounds fair what's the competition doing you have to be competitive to get the work get on top of the game in your area.
  10. OMG

    OMG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    I usually do my estimates at $40-$45 per hour, because more often than not; I find that I've underestimated the time it will take or run into more of a job than it appeared.

    The end result is usually $35-$45 per hour.

    This is for residential only.

    Commercial is calculated starting at $60 per hour.

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