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Would you work a commercial property for $150 / hour, solo guy?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LwnmwrMan22, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    The only parameter is, you get paid once every 6 months, and even then you have to threaten them with a lawsuit?

    It's about 1.5 hours per week of turf maintenance, pays $225 per cut. Price is time and materials, so chemicals, fertilizers, mulch, all extra.
  2. Dave_005

    Dave_005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 359

    I would Most Definitely have to Pass, i dont like the idea of working for six months before getting paid, i dont do Credit for residentials and not on commercials.. and NEVER For SIX MONTHS !. Good way to get screwed if you ask me.
  3. J&J Customs

    J&J Customs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    $225 a week is horrible i usually make that in 6 hours
  4. Potomac Lawns Inc.

    Potomac Lawns Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    If you know how they operate and are good with payment once every 6 months sure, but do you really want to loan them money for that long,and then have to fight for it?
  5. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 907

    No way :nono:, theres a good chance you won't even get paid, I'm guessing your not a bank either, so why are you contemplating financing them at no interest to boot. Oh yea did I say NO WAY!!
  6. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,152

    That's great.... now re-read his post.

    That leaves him 38.5 more hours to make money. The $150 in labor for that 1.5 hours is pretty good. But personally I'd stay away from the 6 month pay period deal and the fact that you may have to file a lawsuit to get the cash.
  7. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    huh? hes talking about 1 job that takes 1.5 hours.

    anyway, i had a nursing home that was always around 3 months late. i couldn't take it anymore so i dropped them after the year. it was good money but i always had it in the back of my mind that they were gonna stiff me some how. anyway, goodluck.
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    So people here say you can't charge more than $50 per hour, but yet here's an account that allows you to charge $150 per hour, 200% rate increase and you just have to float the bill for 6 months.

    It's not even that big of an account, 1.5 hours for 1 guy per week.

    You're basically mowing 3 yards at once, and yet before anyone even knows how the customer is, "absolutely not".

    No one thinks outside the box anymore?
  9. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 616

    Ask anyone YOU have to pay if they'll accept an offer from you with those term...If you dont do it...you wont have to worry about collecting in 6 months.
  10. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    That's no problem, just tell them to pay the 6 months in advance.

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