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Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by BigJlittleC, May 21, 2019.

  1. countrysidell

    countrysidell LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 65

    Im at $40 minimum for weekly being solo.
  2. Marshall's Yard Service

    Marshall's Yard Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    My minimum for now is $25
    Cam15 likes this.
  3. Greencuts518

    Greencuts518 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,612

    You hack, that's what mine is
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,568

    Can't keep on estimates for either of my companies...well, actually one is my wife's, but...had a good employee put in his 2 weeks. 8-5 job, no holidays, no snow...can't compete with that.

    Minimums are going up. Hourly rates are going up. The labor shortage is really starting to suck. Supply and demand.
  5. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 24,038

    Technology costs.
    Walker56 likes this.
  6. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 24,038

    Many prioritize entertainment over food.
    Walker56 likes this.
  7. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,202

    $35 used to be our minimum, however, we won’t take a Lawn now for under $45 unless we do the lawn next door or across the street. Drive times kill you. Starting to drop some of the 35$ lawns.
    tareece likes this.
  8. Jasburrito

    Jasburrito LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I just added mowing by a customers dock 1/8 mile from house for $15. Does that count? Also added my highest this week of $80. I do similar yards for 45. Sometimes ya just got to bid um high and see if they bite. Cheers
  9. Mark Stark

    Mark Stark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,789

    Seems like we all have minimum unless your next door, small lawn, my kids softball coach, the cute girl from the supermarket, it's Thursday and Thursday is opposite day, etc..........

    I thought minimum meant that we DON'T work for less?
    Mitty87, Doc8406 and Mark Oomkes like this.
  10. Oxmow

    Oxmow LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    Seriously...25??? that was like 20 years ago! How long have you been mowing? Are you still in high school? Are you trying to make it up in "volume"? If you charge even 30 will your customers drop you? Could you be the guy everyone complains about when the word "lowballer" comes up?

    Edit: Please don't tell me you did it to get more customers...it should never be a race to the bottom!
    Jeff@diyokc and Mark Oomkes like this.

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