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I'm looking to develop a commercial cleaning pricing model.
I'm after advice on what a typical cost break down/split for direct and indirect costs should look like i.e. for a contract price, what % of the contract price should labor costs be? supervisor costs?, materials/chemicals?, uniforms?, equipment?, office overhead? if I target a 12-15% profit before interest and taxes?
Any assistance is greatly appreciated. I realize this can vary greatly, but am looking for some broad industry benchmarks to aim for.
I am not aware of any pricing model such as you describe. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any; I’m just not aware of them.
I have never looked closely for guides such as these because, as you say, all of the items factored in vary greatly from one business to another and I could never be sure they would fit mine.
For example, supervisor costs on a large facility with 50 cleaners will far exceed those for a small bank branch where the cleaner works alone and the supervisor visits twice a month.
Another example could be office overhead. Use a home office and it is minimal; rented space could cost a substantial amount each month.
Uniforms? We use a simple company apron, but many provide a full shirt and trousers. Cost is quite a bit more for the latter, especially … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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