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ripple
03-12-2006, 08:09 PM
How many just mowing (and trimming) accounts do you have? How many did you have the first day you started business? How many did you have at the end of the first season? How many new accounts do you obtain per year?

houssien
03-12-2006, 08:35 PM
i started with 5 accounts by the end of mowing season i had 22 mowing accounts most of them are referals
i only do it as part time jop i got full time jop

LawnGuy73
03-12-2006, 09:36 PM
56 all but 4 of them are commerical, started with 17 my first year. :dancing:

MysticLandscape
03-12-2006, 10:28 PM
My first season (last year) i had 4 accounts at the start, by the end of the season i had 24. For the start of this season i have 33 but i haven't even started to advertize...

OnMyOwn
03-12-2006, 10:29 PM
(0) to start
(54) to end

I do quite a bit of landscaping / miscellaneous services to fill in the gaps.

POPO4995
03-13-2006, 12:00 AM
70 lawn accounts
30 snow accounts

LwnmwrMan22
03-13-2006, 12:13 AM
Started with 10 my first year when I was 16.

At 22, I was up to 130 with 7 guys working for me.

Now I'm 34 and back to working solo, doing 40 / week and pocketing more with less headaches.

promower
03-13-2006, 12:20 AM
by end of my first year I had 23. Begining of this year so far around 100, some accounts with multiple properties. This year should be interesting, had 1 guy working for me last year and it was a real headache. Going to 4 guys with me this year, if my problems multiply by 4 I'm downsizing.

lawnrangeralaska
03-13-2006, 12:24 AM
1st - 10
2nd - 22
3rd - 55

Richard Martin
03-13-2006, 05:17 AM
I have around 32 accounts and I'm going into my 12th season.

It's not about how many accounts you have or even how much money you make.

It's about are you happy doing what you're doing and are you setting goals in your life and reaching them.

ripple
03-13-2006, 05:37 PM
Thanks for the responses....I am bascially trying to see the growth potential. Obviously every area is different. This year I am expanding my snow removal business to included lawn mowing, landscaping etc... I have owned my own plowing business for 4 seasons and I started with just 5 accounts my first year and now I am up to 26 accounts for plowing.

Rhett
03-13-2006, 06:01 PM
First season started with 0. End of season had 13. Second ended with 30 or so. Third season ended with 70. Forth ended with 70 gave away 40 plus. Phone will not stop ringing and starting to refer again this season

kory landscaping
03-13-2006, 06:42 PM
I started with 17 in 2000, now i have 121 customers and still growing.


Kory landscaping

SpudsM15
03-13-2006, 08:52 PM
You shouldn'd be concerned with the # amount of lawns but the quality of customers... Look at the numbers from year to year... My first year going into second year I saw 200% increase in sales, second to third season I saw 300% increase in sales... I'm already at 54% of last years sales and check this out I ended last year with 50 or so lawns... I might have 20-25 of those because the drought weeded out the cheap people that don't want to pay for a season charge of lawn mowing... Last seasons break down: Lawn mowing only makes up 26% of my income... Really just pays the bills.... 22% CLean ups, 6% hedge trimming, 10% fert, 7% snow, 29% mulching/landscape/seeding
As of now for the 06 season: Lawn: 37% Clean ups: 24% Hedge trimming: 7% fert:12% snow 12% landscape 8%
Upon season end I expect to see a 100% increase in my fert sales, And a 200% increase in my landscape sales and only 15% increase in lawn sales.... Maybe 15-20% in hedge trimming... Give you an idea of how some numbers look..... Hope this helps you out a bit.

T-Trim
03-13-2006, 10:03 PM
started with 5 the 1st year working on Saturday
next year got 55-60 from a friend.
hold at 40-45 2006
But NE Ohio is a hard location

lawnboyri1
03-13-2006, 10:16 PM
We have about 260 accounts that we service. We probably cut 225 a week, with the other being bi-weekly and weeding/bed care. We run 2 crews 5 days a week and a 3rd 2 days. Lost a big account that use to take me 9 hrs to cut,trim and blow. Took a big hit need to find one to replace it ($75k a yr)

PROCUTSLAWNCARE
03-13-2006, 10:18 PM
started with 5 the 1st year working on Saturday
next year got 55-60 from a friend.
hold at 40-45 2006
But NE Ohio is a hard location


Where abouts in NE Ohio are you located. Im in ashtabula Co.

kory landscaping
03-14-2006, 07:00 AM
Procuts Lawn Care I work in willowick, eastlake, euclid, willoughby and wickliffe, ohio. I live in Willowick. It looks like this will be our best year yet.

Kory Landscaping

T-Trim
03-14-2006, 10:48 PM
Where abouts in NE Ohio are you located. Im in ashtabula Co.

Little south of oakwood. City called Macedonia

ICE
03-14-2006, 11:17 PM
You know what I would be curious to know is how many of the guys out there that have 40+ accounts, what/how big is your service area. How far is your furthest one and how many can you do in a days time? Espescially the guys that had like 200 accounts. That seems like it would take an extreme effort to make everything come togther and keep everyone happy! LOL

Tim

AzonPM
03-14-2006, 11:48 PM
This is my first year.

I have 15 commercial and 7 residential, ads just went out.

Freddy_Kruger
03-14-2006, 11:54 PM
had 1 guy working for me last year and it was a real headache. Going to 4 guys with me this year, if my problems multiply by 4 I'm downsizing.
:laugh:
Well that was funny :clapping:

Flex-Deck
03-15-2006, 04:29 PM
How many just mowing (and trimming) accounts do you have? How many did you have the first day you started business? How many did you have at the end of the first season? How many new accounts do you obtain per year?

I have 6 accounts that add up to $50,000 per year. I mow part time (20 hrs per wk) The 6 accounts range from 1.3 acres to 38 acres.

JJLandscapes
03-16-2006, 11:40 AM
year 1 18 accounts
year 2 65 accounts all in 5 mile radius

Big Wes
03-16-2006, 03:08 PM
Started with 12 in 1990 still got 'em
now have 35
I work solo