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Buckeye1
12-16-2002, 11:15 AM
Anyone know these numbers or where they can be found??

1) About how many professional lawn care businesses are there nationwide??

2) About how many walk-behind mowers, 32” through 60”, would each manufacture sell each year nationwide??

Thanks for any help you can provide

LAWNS AND MOWER
12-16-2002, 12:01 PM
Legit businesses??????

Buckeye1
12-16-2002, 12:25 PM
Good question about the question!

How about legit only.

If the number of ligit is known, how would you estimate the total?

Double it??
Triple it??

LAWNS AND MOWER
12-16-2002, 01:58 PM
Originally posted by Buckeye1
Good question about the question!

How about legit only.

If the number of ligit is known, how would you estimate the total?

Double it??
Triple it??
How about 10 fold!!! In regards to question 2, I recall seeing these stats in a trade journal a few months ago. They weren't broken down by manufactors. Just by the industry as a whole. I'll do some research.

Buckeye1
12-16-2002, 08:45 PM
Lawns and Mower

Any info you can dig up would be helpful.
Thanks

BRL
12-17-2002, 01:02 AM
For #2, this survey doesn't tell what the manufacturers sell, but it does tell what we want to buy...
http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/research/ResearchDetail.asp?id=3

For #1, this one usually gives those numbers...
http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/articles/article.asp?Id=1837&SubCatID=96&CatID=4

LAWNS AND MOWER
12-17-2002, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by Buckeye1
Lawns and Mower

Any info you can dig up would be helpful.
Thanks
I might have to go "digging" (literally) through my mountain of magazines in my van. I did a search and came up with the same stuff as BRL. I distinctly remember seeing a chart with projected sales, actual sales, etc.... regarding commercial mowers.

Bob Minney
12-17-2002, 09:22 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Buckeye1
[B]Anyone know these numbers or where they can be found??

1) About how many professional lawn care businesses are there nationwide??

Search by SIC- this is a 4 digit code to categorize business. You will need to identify which codes you want to include. Mail list companies sell the information so maybe you can an online data base. Library should also have directories (state and national) with the information. Check at the research desk.
Also check with your local or state business resource office, they may be able to get you the information.

hnter
04-02-2003, 11:58 AM
i know this is an old post, just wondering if you got any answers...claritas research lists a business count of 98,051 in NAIC 561730-Landscape Services "(1) establishments primarily engaged in providing landscape care and maintenance services and/or installing trees, shrubs, plants, lawns, or gardens and (2) establishments primarily engaged in providing these services along with the design of landscape plans and/or the construction (i.e., installation) of walkways, retaining walls, decks, fences, ponds, and similar structures."

the majority of these are SIC 078203 "landscape contractors" (44,742) and only 2,277 are registered simply as "lawn services"

26,520 are registered as "lawn and garden services", and 16,740 are "ornamental shrub and tree services". These numbers are for 2002.

i can also drill down by state, dma, msa or county if you are interested in more local information...the bustling metropolis of Bartholomew County Indiana, for example, has 27 businesses registered in the aforementioned NAIC--12 lawn and garden services, 1 lawn service, and 7 each landscape contractors and tree services...but then, so what, right?

anyway, i'd be interested to know if you found any comparable (or conflicting) numbers, as claritas is arguably the industry standard for such research...or perhaps you lost interest and gave up on the whole thing...either way, there you have it...

QUALITY LAWNCUTS
04-02-2003, 02:00 PM
About 3 weeks ago my exmark dealer and an exmark sales rep put together a presentation for city to sell some lazers and I remember one of the numbers being that last year 27% of all commercial mowers sold were exmark.