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Sub-Contracting Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by miltthemower, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. miltthemower

    miltthemower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    I just received my first offer for a sub contracting job. I have no idea what to charge. Below are a list of services she and her husband would like me to do. Also, I am a little reluctant to take on the job because I work from my camary. I do not have a truck. Loading my push mower and other items in the car looks very unprofessional to me. I do not have enough equipment like you guys do. I have a blower, weed eater, and push mower.

    I do not want to lose the jobs but I also do not want to get in over my head.
    Also how much should I charge for 1/3 to 1/2 acre? How much should I sub-contract for? Should I charge by the hour or by the day?

    Below is the email I received. Your help is greatly appreciated.

    His needs range from:
    Mowing, edging and blowing yards at houses on 1/3 to 1/2 acre
    Straight mowing on large turf areas
    Weed-eating on a bank or open area or on the front 10' or so of
    a lot (with no house, as yet)
    Planting a bed of junipers and pampas grass
  2. Patrick.B

    Patrick.B LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    You really have to find out what the going rate in your area,,if you just to mow and trim ..sound like a $40 job ,,

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