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Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 740

    What county are you in, and what are you getting per manhour for:


    Lawn Care?

    Tree Service?

    Im in genesee county and i quoted a woman like 942.00 on an 11 yard mulch install. We would turn up exhisting mulch first prior to installation. My cost for mulch is 32.00/ yd.

    What do you think, am i high?

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    sounds pretty good.
  3. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    Aound here shredded hardwood is going for $55/yard delivered and installed (cost ~$15/yard). Some guys are trying to get $75/yard others are charging $35.
  4. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    If its in a back yard or hard to reach area you can always charge $45 per yard + an hourly rate, such as $45 per Yard plus $75 an hour.
  5. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 740

    eclipse ... where are you at?
  6. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    Grand Rapids
  7. troy03

    troy03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    About the same out here too. I dont know how guys are putting the are edging the beds and putting much down for $35/$40 a yard and making any money off the job?
  8. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,234

    all my labor is an average of $50per hour

    $942 sounds good to me if you get it. if youre paying 32 per yrd your making roughly $85.63-$32=$53.63peryd.
  9. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    Got a call today and measured off all the mulch spots. I came up with just over 5200 sq ft. So I estimated 32 yards. I could be off but can always load my trailer and take the extra home. Anyways my question is do any of you MI LCO's have pictures of a 32 yard mulch job? I keep thinking this sounds high but I know I measured right and 80% of the front yard is mulch. Any pictures would help.

    I plan on charging 55 per yard. My cost is 29.50 per yard. I will be having this much delivered so what would this be in the ball park? I think my delivery charge will be $40 not sure if it will be higher do to the amount.

    Feel free to rip my prices apart. Just keep in mind Im new at this. Thanks
  10. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    What kind of mulch are you guys buying that is $30/yard? Around here even color enhanced is $22 -$26/yard depending on where you buy it.

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