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price help ??

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by nlmct, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. nlmct

    nlmct LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 423

    can someone please tell me how much they would charge for trimming those bushes ive never done a quite for bush trimming before thank you

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  2. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    Depends on how many people you are paying to help you.
     
  3. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,087

    $250.00 and you should be finished in an hour.

    I don't understand why the number of employees affects the price of the job?
     
  4. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889


    Really its basic math...not just invoice to customer cost is the concern its also your cost to do the job / no job takes an hr.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2013
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    300 - 375
     
  6. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    Basic math is right. $100 to trim, 2 helper's @ $10 hr 2hrs = $40 for them and $60 for me or $100 to trim, 5 helpers @ $10 hr 2hrs = $100 for them and none for me. Number of helper's is important. This is just an example.
     
  7. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,087

    The guy asked for a price on trimming some shrubs. I'm still not understanding why you need to know how many employees? If the job is a $300.00 job, it's a $300.00 job no matter if you show up with 3 employees or you are a 1 man show. Obviously in you have 3 men you will finish about 2/3 sooner, if you are a productive crew.
     
  8. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,087

    Why would it take you the same amount of time with a larger crew?
     
  9. kgs1

    kgs1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    You guy's just charge a flat rate? why not charge an hourly rate? estimate the time for the customer,give or take 30 min or so either way... I charge a hourly rate for all landscaping / trimming etc...You can't loose with an hourly rate ... mine is a man hour rate per person...
     
  10. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,087

    That is a very good way of doing contracting work. You will know your gross before your day starts. I do it both ways but I personally like giving a proposal up front. If I can give a proposal of $300.00 for trimming shrubs. Then bring a three man crew in with 3 gas power trimmers and knock it out in 1 hour, I will be way ahead on that job.
     

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