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Price Change for this year?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rookie03, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Messages: 184

    2 men working
    52" ZTR $8000
    21" Push Mower $400
    Trimmers $500

    Here are a list of the lawns that I did on the side last year w/ a helper trimming:

    Avg Time Price
    1) 40 mins @ $20 weekly
    2) 1 hour 45 mins @ $50 every other week
    3) 1 hour 30 mins @ $50 weekly
    4) 1 hour 30 mins @ $50 weekly
    5) 2 hours 30 mins @ $60 every other week
    6) 2 hours @ $45 every 2 or 3 weeks
    7) 1 hour @ $30 every 2 or 3 weeks
    8) 40 mins @ $35 weekly
    9) 1 hour 20 mins @ $40 every 2 weeks

    Should I raise any prices this year? Or just leave them the way they are and find more accounts this year?
  2. Grounds Control

    Grounds Control LawnSite Member
    from 01748
    Messages: 52

    you have quite a range if you figure things out per hour. you go from $24 p/h to $52.50 p/h. i'd focus on more of the accounts where your spending 40min and getting $35 weekly.
  3. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    I'd have to agree.
    It is a lot harder to try and change all your current prices, so I would raise them up a bit, and try to focus on bidding more uniformly depending on the time it takes you. Try to stay at that $45 - $50 per hour range you seem to be at for everyone, otherwise, when you think about it, you are paying the difference in the longrun.
  4. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    little low in my opinion 2men 2hr 40.00 low
    i have 2hr cut trim edge 2men 140.00
  5. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    The rates seem low for my area. I try to get $65.00 per hour, averaged over an 8 hour day/ man hour worked.
  6. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    The different accounts show different rates of pay..so its a little hard to follow. I would agree with the guys and say you are a little low. You would be alright raising the prices a little IMO.
  7. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    I would up the ever other week and the every month and stuff. I would up these at least 15-25% pending if you really want to keep them. As for the every week raise them 10% min.
    With two guys this is pretty low. I was making 17.50 for 15 min of work by myself and I was the lowest in the complex by 2.50. I did Have a full day there though at roughly 24 lawns.

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