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New_Business
08-04-2008, 01:24 PM
Hey guys I'm just wondering how much net profit you make a week?

With expenses taken out and misc unknown variables..

I gross about $900+ on my lawn mowing business.

My top soil business makes me about $750+.

henri4207
08-04-2008, 07:05 PM
Min of $10,000 per week gross with landscaping as high as $25,000 per week

henri4207
08-04-2008, 07:11 PM
but what does it matter, if you are solo or have 10 crews, its apples to oranges. Solo, you have very little expenses, if you have employess or crews, there are a lot more expenses as comm ins, liability ins, etc. You could gross 5 million dollars, and bring home 20% or solo, gross $50,000, and net 50%, just my 2 cents...as long as your happy, thats all that matters...

New_Business
08-04-2008, 07:19 PM
that's why i said *Net Profit* how much do you make a week to go buy a new car.. etc..

gstros2
08-04-2008, 07:34 PM
but what does it matter, if you are solo or have 10 crews, its apples to oranges. Solo, you have very little expenses, if you have employess or crews, there are a lot more expenses as comm ins, liability ins, etc. You could gross 5 million dollars, and bring home 20% or solo, gross $50,000, and net 50%, just my 2 cents...as long as your happy, thats all that matters...

Yeah chill dude, he is just asking how much people net from there business no need to give us a lesson in life.

subs1000w
08-04-2008, 08:49 PM
about 700-1200 with one helper working about 20-30hrs a week cutting 35-60 lawns (it varis because i have alot of everyother week and oncall customers) but next year id like to easily double that figure

Richard Martin
08-04-2008, 08:54 PM
$2800 net on about 4 hours of work.

harrislawncare1
08-04-2008, 08:58 PM
3 man crew for a week Gross $2500 good rule of thumb for Mowing 40 hrs each

PTP
08-04-2008, 09:02 PM
3 man crew for a week Gross $2500 good rule of thumb for Mowing 40 hrs each

Actually, I would expect a 3 man crew to pretty much double that in a 40 hour week. A solo operator could make $2500 during the week. I am not counting billing and maintenance and such though - just mowing.

harrislawncare1
08-04-2008, 09:05 PM
actually after you factor in Contract Jobs Would More than double

PTP
08-04-2008, 09:11 PM
$2800 net on about 4 hours of work.

If you are teaching, I am listening.

harrislawncare1
08-04-2008, 09:13 PM
at $62.50 profit per hour need to move where u live

subs1000w
08-04-2008, 09:16 PM
3 man crew for a week Gross $2500 good rule of thumb for Mowing 40 hrs each

were talking net profit which is after paying employees and gas etc so is this 2500 after expensise or before because i would think a 3 man crew could gross closer to 4k in 40hrs

harrislawncare1
08-04-2008, 09:20 PM
heat of mowing season need to clear $500 per day with my Business after all expense
EX. I spent $165.38 gas today

clay duncan
08-04-2008, 09:29 PM
If you are teaching, I am listening.

me too!.........

PTP
08-04-2008, 11:01 PM
at $62.50 profit per hour need to move where u live

Maybe you don't have to move. Maybe you just have to restructure things.

I was talking to another LCO the other day and he told me that he charges $20 per man per hour for landscaping work. He figured that if he paid 2 helpers $10 and hour each and if he worked with them, then he would be making $40 per hour.

I charge $60 per man hour for that sort of work.

We are in the same market.

Now, I did learn from that same LCO that my mowing prices are too low - not much but a little bit. I figure that if I am in the same market as he is then I can raise my prices at least as high as he did. I raised a select group of customers by $5 per mow and not one cancellation yet. I may have to do that with the rest of them.

Another LCO can barely clear 60K per year with one mowing crew. Another LCO in the same market is looking to beat 120K with one mowing crew. The market is a factor but it is certainly not the only factor.

RhettMan
08-04-2008, 11:17 PM
$2800 net on about 4 hours of work.

im free on saturdays if you need a helper.......

you meant 40,.... right?

delphied
08-04-2008, 11:31 PM
If you are teaching, I am listening.

The textbook is called Peter Pan.

westsweeper4
08-05-2008, 05:25 AM
I love how people actually thought Richard was actually serious :hammerhead:

Richard Martin
08-05-2008, 05:33 AM
im free on saturdays if you need a helper.......

you meant 40,.... right?

Nah, nah, nah. It's 4. :rolleyes:

willretire@40
08-05-2008, 06:05 AM
I am only at $2800 gross with a 2 man crew 4.5 days a week. I think I need to raise everyone by $5 b.c the cost of living is getting crazy high. That would make my gross $3200 per week. Loaf of bread $2.59 what happened to $.89

nitro121
08-05-2008, 08:16 AM
I have a lawn business where I hire someone to cut for me. 1 guy....50 yards a week MAX!!! Here (between Richmond and DC) you have ride time, different size yards, some need edging, some don't.

So 50 yards a week max for one guy....and that is me doing all the paperwork, returning calls, setting up the routes. If a solo guy had to do all that....he's either pull 6 12-hour days all summer or cut maybe 40 yards a week and then spend an hour or two a night doing office work/maint.

Just how it works for me.....but I charge less than most guys (Just-mow-it style).

Peace,
Gary