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WHAT TO CHARGE.....................# 2

HOMER

LawnSite Gold Member
I had to do that! I'm in the same boat and the phone is ringing. I have been cutting a Church yard for the last 2 years, it is mainly open cutting with only the trimming to do around the building. There are no trees or even a good parking lot or flower beds so it's riding for about 2 hrs x 3 mowers minimum. I won't tell you what I've been charging for fear of hearing the laughter from all over the U.S. and Canada but I would like to get an average from everybody so I can present it to the guy in charge. Oh, I have to drive 30 minutes each way just to cut this one place, nothing even close to my route so factor that in. I am using a 50&quot; chopper and a 72&quot; chopper and the 48&quot; slow scag. I will be eagerly awaiting your reply, I'm sure by now its knee deep in weeds and he wanted it cut last Saturday but I didn't make it.<p>Homer
 

eagle lawn services

LawnSite Member
Location
brooksville
I simply charge $30 an acre for just cutting it, weedeating, or anything else is extra. As for the thirty miles, you may have to eat that. Another closer service won't have to factor that into their price and you know the saying, it is your competition that sets your price. If you think you can get away with it though or can afford to lose the account, then obviously charge your hourly price for the drive... you could be mowing closer to home making money instead of spending it behind the windshield, so if they are intent on having your service charge for your drive time. <br>Just my two cents.<br>chris h.
 

gorrell

LawnSite Senior Member
Homer, you should be getting $40.00/ machine/hour for this property. If you're not getting this, you should re-negotiate the contract. Thanks, Lynn
 
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HOMER

LawnSite Gold Member
Thanks everybody, now tell me a dollar figure you would charge. $180.00, $200.00, $250.00? I am cutting it for $160.00 per cut right now, total time to leave home base, mow it, return to home base is probably 4 hrs, pretty good chunk of a day. Since it is a Church, and a small one at that I wanted to give them as good a deal as I could but I also need to make money at it.<p>Homer
 

cjcland

LawnSite Senior Member
for 10 acres i would charge 350-400 mowing only i wouldnt worry about the drive because you would have a lot more driving than that to do the same amount in residentials<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
 

Charles

Moderator, Friend, Angel
Location
South East
This is too weird lol. I have almost the same deal. A twenty minute drive. The first time i cut that church it was knee deep in weeds too by the first of april. They made me waite again this year to see if any of the members would cut it haha. I have been doing it for 3 years now. it doesnt matter what you want to get for a church job homer. The deacons of the church are the tightest of tightwads hehe. Just be happy with what you can get and pray they don't make you pay them to cut it:)
 

DMC300

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
central florida
HOMER,I HAVE ALMOST THE SAME EQUIP. AS YOU AND I COULDN'T DO IT FOR LESS THAN $180,AND THAT'S IF I WAS A MEMBER AND I DICTATED HOW OFTEN IT GETS MOWED.THAT'S MAKING WAGES.HIT THEM WITH A COST OF LIVING RAISE FOR THIS SEASON.AND YES I AM A BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN!<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
 
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