Lady mad at $60.00 bill

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Gene $immons, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Regular longtime customer calls today, she is mad about a $60.00 charge for a leaf removal job. The job took a three man crew a little over an hour!

    "But you mow my lawn for $35.00"

    "Yes maam, and that takes us 15 minutes"

    "$60.00 seems too high"

    "Thats what you paid last year"

    "No I did not"

    "I have the records that say you did"

    "can you come do the leaves again this week"

    "Sure, $60.00 an hour"

    "that's too high"


    I feel like bobby gedd.
  2. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 587

  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    "can you come do the leaves again this week"

    "Sure, $60.00 an hour"

    How about $65 hour then, cost of living went up!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    ....and that's actually too cheap!
  5. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    I Would of charged her $ 95.00 for that job.
    $60.oo for me/company per hour
    $30. 00 per hour f/ 2 man crew
    $5.00 P.I.T.A. fee
  6. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,117

    Way way too cheap. One hour for me and my one employee will cost you $90 and that is if there is no leaf hauling.
  7. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    3 person crew, $1.00 per minute per man=$180.00 per hour

    Tell her she is lucky she lives in Oklahoma
  8. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    I would of charged at least $150 for that.
  9. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    You work off of $20/hr????! I would have charged about $130 ($40 per man hour, and $10 towards dump time/fees), and some think I'M too low!.
  10. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    I get $45 per man hour + $25 minimum dump fee ($50 for full 6x10 dump trailer load). I'd have charged her $135 + $25 = $160. I'd say she got off easy. Least expensive leaf job we did this season was $180. Some ran as high as $600+.

    By the way, I'm sure glad I'm done with leaf jobs now. I'M TIRED!


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