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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*
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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
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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?
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i just got a snowblower and wounding how to chage for did the job any help would be nice
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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.

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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.
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how do you or what do you go by on charging for landscaping maintenance only
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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!
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Thanks Hoss.

I made a new post on calculating overhead costs of equipment here.
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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
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