Leaf Job Price

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by realtree27, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. realtree27

    realtree27 LawnSite Member
    from harrah
    Messages: 32

    It me by my self 7 hours on a customers property to remove all the leafs and haul them off! I filled a 14 foot trailer 2 and half times! The bill is $415! Is that to much!! It seems like alot to me!!
  2. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    Then maybe you should give the guy some money back. :) Actually, I think you under charged. My price probably would have been twice that.
  3. zmowing

    zmowing LawnSite Member
    from York,PA
    Messages: 85

    you did good on this job.we are lucky to get over $45.00 per hour (per man).
  4. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,966

    7 hours using what kind of equipment ?
  5. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,786

    I think I agree with this guy on cost.
  6. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    You should have charged at least $625
  7. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,522

    Forget about the time for a moment because I/we don't know what equipment that you were using. If I filled a 14' trailer two and half times my charge would be somewhere between $800-$900. Of course, your market may not allow that. But on the surface, it appears you undercharged.
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    There's no telling, are you talking about a trailer with or without sides (and how tall), or is it a vacuum thing with cover?
    Did you have to cover a dump fee?
    If so, how much was it?
    Per load, total?

    As for the hours you put in, when I first started it used to take me twice as long as it does today.
    So I couldn't get away with charging 60 an hour back then, more like 30...
    Even today I don't get 60, certainly not for driving.
    But I get paid the entire time, driving too, just not a lot for that part.
    So did you exclude or include the driving part in that 7 hours?

    See, too many things I don't know.
    Three trips is probably worth 45-60 in and of itself, depending on distance it could include unloading.
    But all in all I think that price was probably fair, if you still feel it's too much go ahead and adjust it some, but you have to know.

    Maybe give more details.
  9. kevhov

    kevhov LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    I did about a 1/2 acre the other day with a walker. I filled a 5x8 trailer with 3 foot plywood sides 3 times I dump on my own property and the guy lived real close. It took 4 hours all together. I charged him $300 for the cleanup and $100 dump fee. He was happy and gave me more work. I'm new so it was worth getting in the neighborhood and beeing seen. I even got some questions and gave a few neighbors some cards. Actually this was my first ever leaf cleanup and I think I priced it well.
  10. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    hey realtree, you from OKla?

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