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BSDeality
11-16-2006, 01:41 PM
It is now 11/16/2006. Calender year 2006 is nearly over. The season is winding down for most in the northern areas, if not done already. So how was your year? or how is it shaping up? Big Gain from last year? Not so big? loss?

Gross sales this year will be up 85%-90% compared to 2005, I had forecasted 75%.

Sometime last week I passed my gross sales projection for the year. It feels good to know that I could accurately forecast my numbers. I've still got about 2-3 weeks of work left before I shutdown the maintenance end of the business for the year.

rodfather
11-16-2006, 05:50 PM
15.9% ahead on mowing...rest of ther numbers will have to wait until year's end, all are up though.

BSDeality
11-16-2006, 06:05 PM
rod, have you been growing at a steady pace in the last few years? This was my 2nd year full time, so things really ramped up fast, next year I would expect to drop down to about 50% increase unless I start doing more installs and less mowing (which I hope to do)

rodfather
11-16-2006, 06:12 PM
rod, have you been growing at a steady pace in the last few years? This was my 2nd year full time, so things really ramped up fast, next year I would expect to drop down to about 50% increase unless I start doing more installs and less mowing (which I hope to do)


This was our 13th (lucky) full time year Matt. I think the overall numbers for total revenue will be around 15 - 20% increase at year's end. We still have leaf cleanups to finish, one more round of fert, and some odds n ends...so we'll see.

NewWave
11-16-2006, 08:25 PM
We have increased gross sales by roughly 50%. We met most of our goals this year. Next year will be a totally different year. We have alot of changes coming. This is our first year to pass the 500k mark in sales. This is our 5th year of business. :clapping:

Josh.S
11-16-2006, 11:39 PM
We have increased gross sales by roughly 50%. We met most of our goals this year. Next year will be a totally different year. We have alot of changes coming. This is our first year to pass the 500k mark in sales. This is our 5th year of business. :clapping:

I would kill just to see half of that....

I still don't understand how ya'll grow so fast...

qualitylandscaping
11-19-2006, 09:22 PM
We've had an up and down year...

More customers and more gross income this season (24.9% over last year)

However, I've noticed our gross per customer has gone down (% wise). This tells me people are starting to spend less on lawn maintenance. Most customers I have discussed this with tell me reasons are gas prices, college bills for the kids, health insurance, and fear of losing thier job.

Looks like we will be expanding again for next season. Hoping for another good year.

Best of luck to you guys :drinkup:

IRRITECH
11-19-2006, 10:54 PM
Not a bad year for us. Alot of expenses adding a new truck and equipment. Maintenance sales up 50% and Irrigation more than 100% . With that kind of growth this year the expenses seemed to get a bit out of hand. ANy of ya'll got any advice on maintaining expenses with rapid growth

Rickco
11-19-2006, 11:12 PM
Kinda slow compared to you guys but we did 14% this year. 12 Yrs. I'm quite sitisfied.

topsites
11-20-2006, 01:56 AM
Here it's about the same as last year, thou with far less work since I raised my prices, I'm happy.
Too early to tell for sure, but gross is only one line, not a true indicator of success or failure by any means.
While one guy grosses 34k and survives another year, the next guy grosses 100k but is gone next year.

I see a LOT of that.

I would kill just to see half of that....

I still don't understand how ya'll grow so fast...

I don't understand that, either...
Go figure :confused:
Likely something to do with a 100k gross (AFTER 100k+++ in expenses) and Ooooops...
I dunno man, I just dunno...

YardPro
11-20-2006, 08:47 PM
we are also up about 15%

for thos ein the initial stages of growth, remember that 50%+ is great, but not sustainable.

there is a much larger jump to go from $200K to $300K than it is to go from $50k to $75K.....


years ago we were at the $1M mark. we reorganized and dropped a lot of business. We are back in the high $600K range this year.

Next year we are looking for $750-800K.
i'll be keeping mu fingers crossed...

If i get this 100K sqft paving job i'm bidding then we are golden.

topsites
11-22-2006, 01:47 PM
I just did a quick check as I was bored, added up all the deposits for the year to date...

Now I only added them up once, thou I was careful, there is a fair chance of a mistake somewhere...

So far thou, it appears I've already exceeded last year's total deposits by 2-3 thousand (cauz I can't remember if last year's ended in x0,960 or x1,960 lol).

Way things are going I'll likely be about 10% or so ahead, which proves that quality rules over quantity, I LOVE IT!

fastpitcher
11-22-2006, 06:15 PM
We increased by about 25% but the profit margin was way down this year. I think the cost of fuel and employees was more then I anticipated. We are pushing fertilizing for next year the profits are higher there.

Rick

TJLANDS
11-24-2006, 09:50 AM
I am up 12% over last year YTD in Revenue. But I am down in profit margin 3%. It was a rough year, for me anyway. I would like to see a snowy winter this year, that always makes up for a mediocre green season.

firefightergw
11-24-2006, 10:44 AM
We've had a good year. Revenue up 500% over last year. This year we advertised heavily in the Spring and bought out another LCO. Next year's projections should see sales increase 100% over this year.

Dunn's
11-24-2006, 10:53 AM
We have exceeded our forecast by 10% already and the year isn't over yet so well see. Maybe we will get some snow before new years.

bullethead
12-01-2006, 05:05 PM
I would kill just to see half of that....

I still don't understand how ya'll grow so fast...


"Late to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise"...Mattress Mack

Tim Wright
12-01-2006, 06:27 PM
Mowing was up a little in 06, and will be way up in 07 because we got new big contracts.

Lawn installs were way off compared to what we expected do to the real estate market cooling down and the county getting really slow on permits.

For 07 I am looking for new contractors for the installs and also looking to get certified in pavestone, etc and open a sales/display location and really push the mowing also.

Tim

BSDeality
12-01-2006, 06:38 PM
11% ahead on mowing
25% ahead on leaves (didn't expect that much)
119% ahead turf work

rodfather
12-01-2006, 06:40 PM
15.6% on mowing, 10.7% so far on total revenue as of today

gene gls
12-01-2006, 11:10 PM
I would kill just to see half of that....

I still don't understand how ya'll grow so fast...

Deep pockets and investors with deep pockets. All it takes is lots of money.

mrusk
12-01-2006, 11:19 PM
This is the end of my 2nd year in business. I grew 150% this year. I am really looking foward to next year. I have a completly different approach and marketing plan. I really think i can grow 800-900%.

Matt

suprman9019er
12-02-2006, 01:20 AM
Mrusk care to enlighten some of us with the new marketing plan?

Tim Wright
12-02-2006, 10:44 AM
This is the end of my 2nd year in business. I grew 150% this year. I am really looking foward to next year. I have a completly different approach and marketing plan. I really think i can grow 800-900%.

Matt

I am interested in your new marketing efforts as well. This next year I am pushing for 300 residential accounts and 6-10 large apartment complexes.

Tim

BSDeality
12-04-2006, 06:38 PM
I just did the final round of billing for all work 12/04/2006 YTD.

92% increase in gross sales. 75% was my goal, so I'm pretty stoked.

Next year is looking awesome already. I am working on an estimate for a project for January that will represent 14% of this years gross. Another in March (already signed) that will represent 23% of this years gross.

Things are looking good

TJLANDS
12-04-2006, 09:50 PM
I just did the final round of billing for all work 12/04/2006 YTD.

92% increase in gross sales. 75% was my goal, so I'm pretty stoked.

Next year is looking awesome already. I am working on an estimate for a project for January that will represent 14% of this years gross. Another in March (already signed) that will represent 23% of this years gross.

Things are looking good
Sounds good!