Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Price Charge Survey


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #21  
Old 01-17-2009, 10:47 AM
EasyPro's Avatar
EasyPro EasyPro is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 167
Rep Power: 8
EasyPro is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Is this a standard view and if so, why is this a standard view? Do you feel most lawn care businesses follow this concept?
Thats a basic business model steve. . .

business is business no matter what your are doing the only thing that will change is the numbers . .. the percentages should stay close to the same

~30% to owner
~10%-15% equity in the company (net profit)
~25%-30% in labor cost
~20% for marketing and advertising
~10%-15% in supplies

*this is just a common business model these numbers do not reflect mine and they should be customized to fit your business*
__________________
DJ Carroll
EasyPro Property Services
502-525-3279
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #22  
Old 01-17-2009, 10:48 AM
EasyPro's Avatar
EasyPro EasyPro is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 167
Rep Power: 8
EasyPro is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Is this a standard view and if so, why is this a standard view? Do you feel most lawn care businesses follow this concept?
Most small businesses not just LCO don't know their financial . . . that means they are a ticking time bomb and their clock is just winding down . . . eventually that will be the failure of their business
__________________
DJ Carroll
EasyPro Property Services
502-525-3279
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-17-2009, 02:50 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,039
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I appreciate your insight into this. I think that each business tends to have their own standards.

Who knows, maybe that is why so many of them fail.

Can anyone share with us how their % compare with these?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-19-2009, 10:19 AM
moose24
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

i just got a snowblower and wounding how to chage for did the job any help would be nice
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-19-2009, 04:22 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,039
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Moose,

Are you offering snow blowing by itself or do you you also offer snow plowing?

Here is some information I found online. Maybe this will help you.

Quote:
Commercial Properties
Loader Snow-Blower - $115.00 per hour
Front End Loaders w/ 20 ft blade - $145.00 per hour
Front End Loaders w/ 2+ yd bucket - $85.00 per hour
Front End Loaders w/ 3+ yd bucket - $105.00 per hour
Dump Trucks for Hauling - $85.00 per hour
Plow Trucks - $75.00 per hour
Walk behind Snow Blower/Hand Work- $40.00 per hour
Holiday Rates – Christmas Day and New Year’s Day – Time and _
(1 hour minimums on all prices)
Residential Properties
Foreman Labor - $50.00 per hour
Walk Behind Snow Blower/ Hand Work - $40.00 per hour
Dump Trucks for Hauling - $85.00 per hour
Sanding parking lots and driveways - $50.00 minimum
Liquid De-Icer – $1.75 per gallon
Snow Staking - $65.00 per hour (stakes included)
Holiday Rates- Christmas Day and New Year’s Day – Time and _
(1 hour minimums on all prices)
* Optional Holiday snow plowing services, please check if you would like snow plowing
services on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day at Time plus _ rates.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 01-29-2009, 11:08 PM
chevyboy321 chevyboy321 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 8
chevyboy321 is on a distinguished road
Question landscaping

how do you or what do you go by on charging for landscaping maintenance only
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-03-2009, 05:58 PM
bnclawncare bnclawncare is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 68
Rep Power: 8
bnclawncare is on a distinguished road
Default Overhead expenses

I pretty much know exactly what I need to charge to make a good profit. One of the things that I am struggling with a little is how to "exactly" figure your overhead expenses when it comes to the equipment. I have seen some guys figure in what it would costs to replace their equip. in a fisical year and others who would figure it over the life spand of the equip. This is where I am confused. If you do large equip., this makes your overhead extremely high.

I am looking for a bullet proof way to figure my overhead costs!
__________________

www.bnclawncare.com
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-03-2009, 06:23 PM
CloseCuts CloseCuts is offline
Hoss
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Milford, DE
Posts: 147
Rep Power: 9
CloseCuts
Default

Try this out. http://www.gopherforum.com/showthrea...3299#post43299
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-03-2009, 07:09 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,039
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Thanks Hoss.

I made a new post on calculating overhead costs of equipment here.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-04-2009, 12:10 AM
VPS Lawn Care
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Thanks Hoss.

I made a new post on calculating overhead costs of equipment here.
WoW! Great thread, but i will have to go with Chuck & DJ on this, every one has diffrent #'s that come into play to figure your operating costs.

If you want to know the average cost in your area, there are ways to do this, you can get estimates from other lco's on your own property , you can do a survey of your customers , friends, faimly that use lco's to do there lawns.
But each lco will have diffrent exspenses in operating there co. therfore a diffrent hourly cost of operation.

And yes i am one of the ones that Chuck went out of his way to help in the beginning, and that i will never forget, my lco would not have grown as fast as it has without his help and this site. Again Thank You Chuck for all your help in the past and i am sure the future
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
how much to charge, lawn price, per hour, price, snow plow, snow plow quote, snow plowing, survey

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lawn Care Customer Survey Document Steve Free Lawn Care Business Forms & Templates 1 05-04-2009 05:50 AM
Questions to ask in a customer survey Steve General Business Discussions 0 11-07-2008 09:32 AM
Customer Survey Document Steve General Business Discussions 0 12-06-2006 03:50 PM
Survey Shows Entrepreneurial Aspirations Steve General Business Discussions 6 04-24-2006 09:30 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
Today 10:51 AM
by Steve
7 1,816
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
08-25-2016 12:55 PM
by Steve
19 2,140
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
08-25-2016 07:16 AM
by Chilehead
6 378
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
08-24-2016 09:05 PM
by Stephen Alberts
10 1,911
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 07:49 AM
08-24-2016 08:59 PM
by Stephen Alberts
14 13,093
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
08-24-2016 10:27 AM
by Steve
6 590
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
08-24-2016 10:12 AM
by mowandblow1980
7 391
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
08-22-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 373
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 360
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 351
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 349
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
08-16-2016 12:42 AM
by SC93
5 643
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
08-15-2016 10:54 AM
by acrajchel
2 344
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 615
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 358
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 476
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 612
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 6,645
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 19,813
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
08-07-2016 08:37 AM
by Lawnline
8 11,283
Hey guys! Greetings from...
thegardener
08-05-2016 05:45 AM
08-05-2016 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 522
First Time Bidding-Need...
capitallawncrew
08-01-2016 08:30 AM
08-03-2016 09:52 AM
by Steve
3 652
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
08-01-2016 08:28 PM
by ExclusiveLawns
7 3,790
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
07-31-2016 10:36 AM
by joshp
13 5,936
» Popular Tags
apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding break business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy