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I had seen online FHA cost schedule and guidelines for grass cutting and it showed for the state of Kentucky the initial cut (yards up to 10k sf) was like $85 and yards 10-15k sf was $105. Any truth to these numbers??
 

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By the time the Nationals/Regionals get their cut of that pie, your looking at around 40% of that.
 

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I had seen online FHA cost schedule and guidelines for grass cutting and it showed for the state of Kentucky the initial cut (yards up to 10k sf) was like $85 and yards 10-15k sf was $105. Any truth to these numbers??
Those are the correct numbers for initial grass cuts for Kentucky. Grass recuts are $80/100 respectively. And for lots over 15,000 sf, add $25 per each additional 10,000 sf. So if the lot is 15,001, the initial cut allowable is $130.

Not bad work if you can get it!
You have to be a large enough company to make and keep lots of promises in order to work directly for FHA. Most local vendors wil be 1-2 pricing tiers down from direct, though. Still decent money at the first level and doable at the second level, if the first 2 limit their take to 20% ea., and you have professional equipment to handle the job at hand.
 

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So by the time the order comes down to the small guy it would go from $100 to around $40. To get lawn care jobs do you still have to maintain all the other requirments that the national companies require just to get a few yards. The reason why I am inquiring about the lawn care side of it is due to my brother and I trying to cut a few yards around local on the side and wanting to go into property preservation, to see if we could get some more work on that angle in my area
 

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If its a National or Regional, they are not going to give you work that is only in your backyard. Expect to cover several counties. And $40 before they get their 20-25% discount. They will not pay you any additional to travel the 65 miles one way for that one grass cut either. If you have no experience in their photo requirements or what they look for just to bang you, expect one out of every six or seven grass cuts to be rejected due to (input reason here). Sorry, just being honest.

I was out doing QCs on a trashout crew yesterday and rolled by another foreclosure that was in the process of a grass cut. The contractor had a hand me down pushmower cutting a 125' x 150' lot with 8" tall grass. No trailer, no trimmer. Just an old Chevy truck with a for sale sign in the window and a cheap leaf blower in the bed. That my friend, is the current state of this industry.
 

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I was out doing QCs on a trashout crew yesterday and rolled by another foreclosure that was in the process of a grass cut. The contractor had a hand me down pushmower cutting a 125' x 150' lot with 8" tall grass. No trailer, no trimmer. Just an old Chevy truck with a for sale sign in the window and a cheap leaf blower in the bed. That my friend, is the current state of this industry.






At $10 per cut $15 if its over grown..................... he cannot afford any thing different.
He should be including his busted axx equipment in as many of the photos as he can.
Maybe the banks will see what type of worker (that is hardly a contractor) is representing them at their properties.
 
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