Please Help

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by lovinlife2t, May 12, 2011.

  1. lovinlife2t

    lovinlife2t LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have been in business for 2 years now and i just recently 2 days ago did my first bed clean up job.I have a problem i dont know how much to charge.It took myself and 2 others a total of 10hrs to complete this job.These beds i dont think had beem cleaned in 3 years.Please help. Thank you
  2. steve4611

    steve4611 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    Take your overall costs: labor, gas, materials and add 30/hr. for the business. I can only speak for myself, however.

    Your customer didn't request an estimate before the job was done? I wish I had customers like this. Blank checks for me are non-existent.
  3. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 798

    you did the job before you told them a price? Whatever you tell them now they will say it is to high.

    take your hourly rate x3 then x10

    3 people 10 hrs. around 1000.00
  4. lovinlife2t

    lovinlife2t LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Thank you very much for the help.Kind of gives me an idea.Yes she said she didnt need an estimate she just wanted the job done and done good so i said no problem and i seen $$$$$$ lol
  5. CHRIS92789

    CHRIS92789 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Man i hope this customer does not stiff you on the bill. Sounds like she is thinking you are goign to be around the 200.00 mark to me.
  6. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    Completely agree with StBalor, based on our overhead and labor costs etc. it would run the customer somewhere around $1000 maybe up to $1200. But again I wouldn't have started on the job even if it was my best friends yard unless I had provided an estimate or job proposal and had it signed by the customer. Even if the customer replies that they dont care how much it costs, Im at least having them sign something stating that they agree to pay my man hour rate.

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