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$$ Rate $$

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BeverCreekLawnCare, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. BeverCreekLawnCare

    BeverCreekLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    I was wondering what you guys like to make $$ wise per hour. $40, $50.
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    $65 is our going lawn mowing rate...$65 - $95 for leaf clean-up in the Fall though. Prunning is $95 per hour for me and a clean-up man.
     
  3. BeverCreekLawnCare

    BeverCreekLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    So, you bid all of your lawns by the amount of time you put in on doing the lawn. How do you give an estimate?
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hourly estimate...15, 30, 45, and 60 minute segment estimates. If it is a new large job, I will ask to mow it once or twice (record our time) and then give our fee. Fair to them and fair to us.
     
  5. BeverCreekLawnCare

    BeverCreekLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Thanks a lot for you help. Just curious, how many accounts do you service regularly. Do you try to keep the 70% to %30 percent ratio. %70 being residential, %30 commercial?
     
  6. TotalLawn

    TotalLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    $40 per hour.

    At the beginning of the year I tried quoting at $50 / hr. I wasn't getting to many with that. Dropped it to $40 and got almost all that I bid. I figure I need $25 to break even. When doing job costing, if a job goes under $30 / hr I raise the price of drop it.
     

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