spring cleanup price (any info)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by shortylawn, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. shortylawn

    shortylawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Live in Missouri and have a lady wanting me to do some leaf removal, trim hedges and some other odds and ends. I have been cutting a few years but could use some help how to charge for this type of work. Any info would be great. Thanks
  2. jajwrigh

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

    Try and determine how long it will take you and apply an hourly rate. Don't tell the customer your rate just give her your price.
  3. coz

    coz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I live in Missouri, too.........about 100 miles south of STL. I charge only $10/hr for labor when no power equipment is used. You could probably charge more than that in Stl. though.
  4. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    Note to self:

    Subscribe to this thread and watch the fireworks from Mizzou LCO's!:p
  5. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    I wouldn't hock an oyster for ten dollars an hour, I dont care where in the Country you live. $40.00 a man hour- period. Dont sell yourself short.payup
  6. AssistSuper

    AssistSuper Banned
    Messages: 13

    You have to figure your expenses, costs, everything, and then come up with a bottom line you need to make. Do a search....your answers are on this forum.
  7. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Hey Super, do you have a dip in?
  8. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Messages: 401

    $25 per man hours if your doing other work for her. i know companys out my way that charge $35 per man hour..
  9. stevo22

    stevo22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    give her a bid of $85..that ought a do it..
  10. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    The company we had last year come and do a spring clean up at our place charged $60 per hour for 2 men, took them 2 hours for a total of $120. Basically, $30 per man/hour. If you are hacking it alone, I would charge $35 or $40 per hour if you can finish in a timely manner. I think you should always try to average a bare minimum of $30/hour for anything you do in this business.

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