View Full Version : How large is lawn care business ?

03-21-2004, 06:09 PM
Ok...let me make this easier,,,,,,,,

A = 1+ million i

B = 500k to 900k

C = 100k to 499k

D = 50k to 99k

E = 25k to 49k

F = less than 24k

Give yourself a + if you have more than 5 trucks in your fleet and a ( - ) minus if you have less than 5.

03-21-2004, 06:19 PM

03-21-2004, 06:22 PM
tiny, very very tiny. you could fit it inside a thimble. you could thread a needle with it.

03-21-2004, 06:29 PM
motorcycle with sidecar, one push mower,one string trimmer,some hand tools.A+ less is more.

03-21-2004, 06:35 PM
C-. Which is about the same as my grades in high school.

03-21-2004, 06:47 PM
E - 2003 was first year full time. Did about 40K gross as a solo. Aquired a lot of equipment and ready for '04.

Yard Perfect
03-21-2004, 06:57 PM
D+ with one and a half workers. Will go with 2 this year to make the C catagory

Tony Clifton
03-21-2004, 07:44 PM
A+ in trucks but sales are in the B - B+ range.

03-21-2004, 08:17 PM
c- one truck 2 1/2 employees.

03-21-2004, 08:25 PM
E and growing:D

03-21-2004, 09:18 PM

Bill Davis
03-21-2004, 09:33 PM
C, one truck two trailers and three employees. I tell my guys every day, "Git er done boys"

03-21-2004, 09:59 PM
D and thats big enough for me

03-21-2004, 11:08 PM
E- Hope to be in the D category by next year.

03-22-2004, 12:25 AM
E and looking to grow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

03-22-2004, 12:31 AM
d, not bad for part time.

Fantasy Lawns
03-22-2004, 01:39 AM
xxx with video on Ebay

03-22-2004, 02:48 AM
C - .

Premium Services
03-22-2004, 03:42 AM
D working on get up to a C this year

03-22-2004, 05:35 AM
Jrich..... try being a little more original next time when you post a forum question... your info for your question is an exact copy of Kipcom in the PLOWSITE forum for snowplowing.

K ( The Sopranos of Lawn-Landscape )

03-22-2004, 08:15 AM
C As a solo, grow every year.
May have to hire a helper this year.

03-22-2004, 09:18 AM
C- three Trucks and growing

03-22-2004, 09:25 AM
F- (that even hurt to type :o)

Last year was our first year, and part time only starting in June
This year plan to still be in F-, but much closer to the E class, and when full time, will definitely be there.

03-22-2004, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by IndyPropertyCare
Jrich..... try being a little more original next time when you post a forum question... your info for your question is an exact copy of Kipcom in the PLOWSITE forum for snowplowing.

K ( The Sopranos of Lawn-Landscape )

Yup it sure is. Because i wanted to see what kinda response it would get on lawnsite. Thanks for noticeing

P&C Lawn Care
03-22-2004, 04:33 PM
Is this one of those "Let me see how big yours is and I'll let you see how big mine is" questions? I thought that went out with the boys in the bathroom with the rulers in elementary school.

03-22-2004, 04:46 PM

03-22-2004, 04:52 PM
I guess those with 5 trucks can't answer this forum, only those who have more (+) or less (-).

03-22-2004, 05:01 PM
E- here....comfortable here for awhile!

03-22-2004, 05:30 PM
i don't get it, could you repeat the question

Five Star Lawn Care LLC
03-22-2004, 05:41 PM
im not trying to be mean...but the rating system is kinda crude...

im in the high C- range.....

the diffeance between 100k-500k is a huge step for a business...to grow from 100 to 500 might take some contractors over 10 years i think it should be broke up a little more than that.

weve got 2 pick-ups and a 5 yard dump

03-22-2004, 06:22 PM
no comment,uncle sam may be reading..

03-22-2004, 06:50 PM
I don't think I even made that list...... I would probaly come in aroun Y-... I think I'm just above the "Z"...... but really sure about that..... I'm right there with you Great Lakes about the hurting part.....

03-22-2004, 07:54 PM
I'm an E, hopefully move up to D- this year.

lawn perfection
03-23-2004, 06:08 PM
E- Solo part time and love it. When I retire and go full time A+

03-23-2004, 07:46 PM
I am an F+ solo - part time working into it. I have no workmans comp, no employee benefits, just paid for a JD X 595 - I am making money because I am efficient. Thanks.

Trevors Lawn Care
03-23-2004, 08:15 PM
i am in F solo last year, This year already projected into E and will stay there this year because of the big jump. The following year will be big. New equipment was a big bonus this year, and will definitly help productivity.

03-24-2004, 08:50 AM
C is for cookie and thats good enough for me!!!

03-24-2004, 12:12 PM
F- ,Part-time semi-retired; But I bought Cisco Systems in 1991 shortly after it went public and sold before the bubble burst in 2000,

03-24-2004, 07:02 PM
My first thought was are we talking net or gross? Big difference between the 2.

My second thought was "Noneya." As in "None ya damn business."


03-25-2004, 12:24 AM
E-, good for a part time job and 20 hrs a week

03-25-2004, 01:02 AM
e solo part time by myself, i should be at d this year though, still doing solo, with a friend here or there that will give me a hand, should be full time next year.. CAN'T WAIT!!

09-17-2005, 04:43 AM
wondering over the year if anyone got bigger or smaller

09-17-2005, 05:58 AM
E for now but needs some dependable help !!!!! has work but no help, shooting for 3 digits next year !!!


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