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CLARK LAWN
12-10-2008, 09:35 PM
just wondering what eveyones growth (or loss) was for this past year. right now im at 43% increase in revenue and still have enough out that i should be at 48% by the end of the year.
Topsites this is money recieved so dont start running your mouth about what you dont know!!!

TJLANDS
12-10-2008, 09:54 PM
Revenue was(is) flat to -10%, largely due to only one snow event last winter
compared to average of 5. Otherwise we would have been up 7-10% if it had been an average winter.
Margins were noticeably down with the fuel and fert costs for me but we still managed a decent year as we tightened up the ship and trimmed waste wherever possible. With fuel and other costs coming down(fertilizer for one) 2009 looks to be promising. We can only hope.

2009 will be number 20 for us.

fool32696
12-10-2008, 11:34 PM
We're young and pretty small so the numbers don't mean much, but revenue more than doubled over the past year (100% plus growth). If I can keep the company growing for 3 to 4 years at 50% plus I'll be very happy. We'll see...

TXNSLighting
12-11-2008, 01:43 AM
We had a 400% Growth this year. Not a bad year i must say.

T&J Landscaping
12-11-2008, 01:48 AM
We had a 400% Growth this year. Not a bad year i must say.

What you getting us all for xmas santa ?

Nice Year bro,, keep it up

Have not done my books yet, i wait until jan 2nd to look at it all ,,

I like to enjoy my holidays lol :usflag:

CLARK LAWN
12-11-2008, 07:40 AM
Revenue was(is) flat to -10%, largely due to only one snow event last winter
compared to average of 5. Otherwise we would have been up 7-10% if it had been an average winter.
Margins were noticeably down with the fuel and fert costs for me but we still managed a decent year as we tightened up the ship and trimmed waste wherever possible. With fuel and other costs coming down(fertilizer for one) 2009 looks to be promising. We can only hope.

2009 will be number 20 for us.

the snow this year really helped out bigtime for us. It seemed that we were out plowing at least once a week from mid december till mid march and salting 3-4 times a week. We also got a couple early snow falls in this year already,plowed 3 times and salted 4 times.

pasto_guy
12-11-2008, 09:15 AM
Wish we had the snow last year. Only plowed once and salted once. That being said, our growth this year was 22.35%. Not too bad, but hope to do better into 2009

ford550
12-12-2008, 11:08 AM
I have been in business for 19 years. I have had a growth year, every year for those 19 years between 5%-50%. Except this year. We will be down probably around 21%, no complaints though, just need to get back up on that horse. Snow removal will be down 50% and that is what is dragging our other numbers down. We just don't get snow anymore.

nnj18
12-12-2008, 11:44 AM
I'm up 150% this year.....but this was the first year I really went after work.

ECS
12-12-2008, 11:48 AM
My gross #s are above 2007 by 3%. Started aout 2008 being up Jan 28% over Jan 2007, Feb up 52%, Mar up 59%. We had a great snow season, best one I ever seen since doing snow. Snows (non plowable snows) and snow piles lasted into mid June, putting lawn cleanup way behind, causing a major downturn. Early cold and frost hurt big time with cutting back on the mowing season and shortened the season even more. On paper Gross looks fine all thing considring, but net for YTD is only at 82% of 2007 now. My 2007 income takes were quite a bit more than in 2006, nearly double and my quarterly taxes were more than double in 2008 vs 2007, which is why my net is only at 82% of 2007 #s. Last December I plowed 97 drives, this year I plowed 0 drives, not helping my #s at all.