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joelslawncare
02-22-2012, 06:29 PM
I'm wondering what a 2 man crew should be grossing each day?
If you could let me know what your crew or crews try and make a day would be helpful. Gross income. I'm trying to figure out how many cleints I need to make a living? I currently offer weekly mowing>residential @ commercial.
tree trimming, bed maintenance, shrub trimming, snow removal, fertilizing, etc
Any comments would be appreciated.

94gt331
02-22-2012, 06:46 PM
When I have 2 guys out mowing I like to make $550 gross for them 2. Mowing rates are pretty beat up around here. I'm happy making that. I know other lco's think they need to make double that I'm sure for mowing grass.

wz2p7j
02-22-2012, 07:24 PM
When I have 2 guys out mowing I like to make $550 gross for them 2. Mowing rates are pretty beat up around here. I'm happy making that. I know other lco's think they need to make double that I'm sure for mowing grass.

That sounds about right for a couple guys with walk behind's and smaller riders doing residential and light commercial. If you can move up to larger properties and 60-72" riders you're probably looking at $1000/day or so. Graduate to wide area mowers and the sky is the limit.

We have a site we do in about half a day with two crews that grosses about $4500. But there's a 16' and 11' Jac involved and a fleet of 72" riders.

Chris

orangemower
02-22-2012, 07:34 PM
I gross anywhere from $400-$600 depending on the day by myself. Two guys and you should be close to$800 a day.
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mowerman41
02-22-2012, 08:13 PM
I gross anywhere from $400-$600 depending on the day by myself. Two guys and you should be close to$800 a day.
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I average about $550 a day by myself, just bought a toro z500 to speed things up this year. So that number should improve!
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FLC2000
02-22-2012, 08:40 PM
How much do you guys net though?

unkownfl
02-22-2012, 09:27 PM
I run about 300-400 by myself 6-7 hours a day. I figure about 550-700 with a helper 8-10 hour day.

wz2p7j
02-22-2012, 10:17 PM
How much do you guys net though?

"Net" will be different for everyone as everyone has different fixed cost structures - office, lease, G&A, etc.

Chris

Guzzo856
02-22-2012, 10:43 PM
$1,300 for a 4 man crew doing commercial

wz2p7j
02-22-2012, 11:48 PM
4 guys - say, 10 hours a day - $35 per man hour bill rate = $1400

Your right in there and I made no allowance for road time.

Chris

FLC2000
02-23-2012, 06:39 AM
"Net" will be different for everyone as everyone has different fixed cost structures - office, lease, G&A, etc.

Chris



yeah I know...



My point was that who cares what the gross is. A guy can gross 1000 a day but if he isnt running his business right he's only bringing home 500 when he could be bringing home 750.

The bottom line is what counts and thats net.

TMlawncare
02-23-2012, 09:50 AM
4 guys - say, 10 hours a day - $35 per man hour bill rate = $1400

Your right in there and I made no allowance for road time.

Chris

Sounds about right. On this forum you have to weed out a lot of b.s. then you get to the useful info.

We shoot for $300-320 per employee for a 8-9hr day. This includes all breaks, drive time, loading/unloading, switching mowers at the shop if needed.

McFarland_Lawn_Care
02-26-2012, 04:56 PM
Depends on LOTS of stuff - but we do 10 hr days and get average of $700-$800 with two guys.

Edward36
02-26-2012, 09:32 PM
I seen somewhere that each person should bring in 50-70 thousand per year but I'm small time and don't make anything like that so it may not be true:confused:

Gmgbo
02-27-2012, 04:21 PM
Gross is different everyday, my schedule is setup so a two man crew doesnt come home until they net 400 for the day.

Everyday I sit down and figure out how much money I made, and then figure out how I can squeeze more money out the next week.

Our profit margins in mowing are terrible, every penny counts.

dmk395
02-29-2012, 07:10 AM
700-900 per 8-9 hr day with 2 men. Adding a third man to a maintenance crew only seems to work if the guys really try and work quick. Otherwise its a ton of BSing near the truck and production isn't as high.

2brothersyardcare
02-29-2012, 11:24 AM
1900 a day off 3 guys mowing

DoetschOutdoor
02-29-2012, 07:03 PM
1900 a day off 3 guys mowing

What kind of accounts are you doing that grosses that much? 10 hour day, which very few people do, thats 190$ an hour not including lunch and drive time. Please elaborate.

Pro-Cut10
03-03-2012, 05:20 PM
I gross around $300-$400 a day by myself. 2 man crew around $600-$700.

mattfromNY
03-03-2012, 05:24 PM
Depends on YOUR cost of doing business. MY gross wont help you one bit.

mattfromNY
03-03-2012, 05:26 PM
I'm happy with my guys grossing $300.00/ day raking leaves with a couple of $8 rakes. Put them on 20k worth of mowers and they'd better be grossing a heck of alot more per day!

MudslinginFX4
03-04-2012, 04:42 PM
$500/day per man... or $1500 per 3 man crew for a 10 hour day. This is what you need to be at to make a good living, leave some money in the company, and not stress from day to day. Set your goals high, you won't reach them everyday but other days you might go over. I've tried to keep this figure for years now and each time i grow it still works. I did it on the first crew, the second crew, third crew, and now i'm aiming towards the 4th maintenance crew.

Each day you should be able to look at your route sheets in the morning and see what your expected gross sells are for that day. If my expected gross sales for that day are $1200 on crew 3 then it's it's my challenge to figure out where we can get an extra $300for the day. Sometimes it's adding a pruning job, other times it's cold calling a customer and up selling a mulch job for that day, etc.. Always go for this figure and take it day by day. If you don't reach your goal, make sure they guys get done earlier! NEVER let them work the full 10 hours if your'e not reaching your goal, always figure out how to speed them up.