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Thinking about sub-contracting some lawns...

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by procut, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    My Wesnesday route consists of about 25 to 30 simple mostly residential lawns. They range anywhere for from $25-$55/cut for just mow and go. I was considering sub-contracting them to someone. If I were to do so, what would be a fair rate to pay the sub? Percent of the gross, percent of each lawn, a fixed amount? I understand if I sub them I probably won't make much. Your opinions please.
  2. salandscape

    salandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

  3. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    Sub gets 80% of each lawn, you keep 20% for getting the work, administrative costs, profit, etc...
  4. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    depends on the sub, some people will work for less, i would take as low 20 bucks for a small lawn long as a bunch were together and you could knock out a bunch at once.
  5. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Ok, thats about what I was thinking.
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    85 - 90% is the standard

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