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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CutsForLess, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. CutsForLess

    CutsForLess LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Well Im not really what you would call commercial but the other day I got my first commercial account and think I did pretty good, just looking for some feed back on the pricing. It is a private park in a subdivision, the park is 3 acres and I have to do 2 empty lots, I got the job for $450 every 10 days plus I charge $200 extra when I plant new flowers in the gate entry flower bed and touch up the mulch, this is labor only. Anyway the mowing trimming only takes me about 5 hours. So how did I do?
  2. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    $90 an hour....how do YOU think you did? Don't forget to deduct gas, insurance, depreciation, etc etc and blah blah blah. So now you are paying them $3 to cut their lawn.... just kidding of course.
  3. Norris Lawn Service

    Norris Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    5 hours!? Seems like alot of time
  4. TriPLandscaping

    TriPLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    What kind of mower do you have?
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    remember that this job very well can and will lead to others.

    people will see you and your work......

    "lets get that guy he cuts the park, I mean he must be good"

    you done well grasshopper
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I'm assuming you are solo so you are doing ok.
  7. David C.

    David C. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    Let's seeeeeeeeee!!!!

    5 goes into 450 how many times??? 90??? Not bad "doughnuts"

    Or look at it another way

    3 goes into 450 how many times??? 150?? Somethin' like that???

    But of course---you live in Texas----lots of "Big Oil" money people!!!

    Not bad!!

    Not bad!!!
  8. CutsForLess

    CutsForLess LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Well there is a lot of trimming due to some wet spots so it might not take that long when the rain slows down, as for the mower type I have a Dixie Chopper, Echo blower, edger and trimmers, and a 16' enclosed WW trailer.

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