Join Date: Dec 2012
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I just mow, edge, weedeat and blow. Just the standard stuff. Barely ever have to trim bushes. If the initial services were done correctly, it should be a breeze. Im in and out in 15-20 mins and I'm getting $32. I go out with my helper and pay him $9 per hour plus lunch. He cuts the lawn, I edge and weedeat and first one done gets to blow.We blow the window seals as well. Usually do 12-20 per day, average 2.5/3 an hour. We usually start at 8 and get back to the shop around 530/6. on our Cyprexx days. Usually I spend $40-50 per day in gas for the cyprexx route, depends on if I need mower gas.
If your a company that has multiple crews doing them (2 guys in a crew) and doing 15 per day plus gas you can still come out making a few hundred even after paying a processor to send in those 15 jobs. Still a bit profitable, but minimal when having employees do the jobs. Of course if you did them by yourself, you will make more.
I personally make decent cash doing them, but I make more with SG, because I get an additional $30 for trimming bushes on top of the grass cut price of $30. In the end, it seems like Cyprexx is paying pennies for all the combined services compared to SG and others, but remember alot of people are doing $22 and $25 grass cuts and are making it work. Even in my area residential lawns are going on average for $20.