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Eho
02-20-2005, 09:41 PM
Hey guys, just for fun I wanted to try to find out who had the most accounts. It sounds like a lot of yall have pretty big companies and I was just curious how many accounts you guys have. Please respond back. Thanks
EHO

Toy2
02-20-2005, 09:51 PM
I got two small landscape jobs, and should have the lawns when things turn green So I would say two, does anyone have any in Central Texas they want to donate?

Come one folks, give the dog a bone! :laugh:

impactlandscaping
02-20-2005, 10:16 PM
It's not the amount of accounts you service, it's the quality of the accounts... do you want 100 40.00 weekly accounts or 40 $100.00 weekly accounts, and still have extra time to make more $$$ ??? Quality , not quantity.......

Eho
02-20-2005, 10:21 PM
sorry, maybe it was a dumb question. i just thought we could have a little fun with it. oh well, lol

specialtylc
02-20-2005, 11:06 PM
We take pride in not having alot of accounts. We have less than 50 customers.

Jackman
02-20-2005, 11:12 PM
I thought it was a good question.... No I am not one of the big dogs, 51 accounts for me is just fine however I new a guy who claimed to have 220 accounts 3 years later he closed up must not have been all that good..... I do agree that quality accounts will be better in the long run....

Norm Al
02-20-2005, 11:38 PM
i have these women that mow for me,,,,and they mow topless for special customers!:)

desert rose gardening
02-21-2005, 12:29 AM
I have around 65 accounts and they pay about $75.00 per month on average . Some pay $20.00 a month Some pay $240.00

Richard Martin
02-21-2005, 01:21 AM
33 accounts at an average of $190 a month (@4 cuts/month), just grass. My smallest account pays $80 a month and the biggest pays $700.

Turf Dancer
02-21-2005, 05:52 AM
I have about 20 from last year and about 8 are quality !

kipcom
02-21-2005, 06:34 AM
More than 1.......less than 50. Quality,,,,not quantity...Why ??

Because we CARE :cool2:

KrisD
02-21-2005, 07:16 AM
I've got 280. JustMowIt probablly has the most. Hey folks, the original question was not do you prefer quality yards over quantity, it was how many do you have. If you don't want to say don't respond.

Richard Martin
02-21-2005, 07:28 AM
If you don't want to say don't respond.

The mods here at Lawnsite have always allowed threads to mature on their own. Very often threads have revealed the best information when they morphed from one topic to another. Get used to it newbee.

Toy2
02-21-2005, 09:38 AM
Thanks for making me feel better with my 2 accounts, I agree its about quailty. :)

AdamCByrd
02-21-2005, 10:14 AM
When you say "they average $190 a month," is that just during the season or year round?

Adam

Richard Martin
02-21-2005, 10:51 AM
When you say "they average $190 a month," is that just during the season or year round?

During the season.

packerbacker
02-21-2005, 10:52 AM
During the season.






On an average how many weeks per year do you think you mow?

PMLAWN
02-21-2005, 11:30 AM
About 80 full service
About 20 just mow.(trying to change that)
About 40 just lawncare.
Largest is around 5K per month-12 month
Smallest is at 105-12 month
Smallest is $15.00 per stop for edge only(yes I know, but it is in between 2 other jobs and it takes another 3 min at max to do. They also know that if I lose the other 2 jobs they are out)

I am trying to add 1 more truck (residential) yet this year which should add about 50-60 more

chefdrp
02-21-2005, 11:44 AM
right now i have 20 quality full maint except squirt and fert. Going full time in 7 weeks so looking for more.

Richard Martin
02-21-2005, 12:57 PM
On an average how many weeks per year do you think you mow?

Gee, we're just itching to find out how much I make aren't we? No problem, 30 weeks. About 47k.

crawdad
02-21-2005, 01:16 PM
Gee, we're just itching to find out how much I make aren't we? No problem, 30 weeks. About 47k.

That's it, bottom line. When people ask me how many lawns I mow, the other question, sure to follow, if it wasn't asked first, is how much for an average lawn. I would never ask someone their bottom line, why does everyone ask LCO's?
If I say, why do you ask, they generally say something like, just asking. Ya, right, they wanna do the math, and see how much you make. It's one thing, talking with others in the same business, but when the guy at Lowe's or whoever, asks, it's simply none of his freekin business.
By the way, I have a great answer for the ones who "have to know" how many lawns I mow. I'm just not going to share it today, or everyone will be saying it.
Crawdad

1MajorTom
02-21-2005, 01:23 PM
I'm just not going to share it today, Crawdad

Will you share it tomorrow?? :waving:

packerbacker
02-21-2005, 01:26 PM
Gee, we're just itching to find out how much I make aren't we? No problem, 30 weeks. About 47k.





I dont care how much you make, i was just wondering how long the average season lasts out there. Here its about 35 weeks.

MMLawn
02-21-2005, 01:28 PM
I have one, but since I do this fulltime for a living and have a huge house payment I hope to add at least another one this year :D

RidgeCon
02-21-2005, 01:29 PM
We cut 4,000 acres of grass per week from late April to November.

mo-fleet
02-21-2005, 01:33 PM
33 accounts at an average of $190 a month (@4 cuts/month), just grass. My smallest account pays $80 a month and the biggest pays $700.

That's about how many I have; 30-35. But my accounts total a bit lower than yours. (This is an overrun Joe's Mowing area. D*** guys!) Average $120/ month. Smallest $60/ month (small one) and the biggest $350/ month. 28 cuts a year. + A lot of mulch installs and other off the wall landscaping. I'm also in the process of getting my certification to applicate. I do this all with my helper part-time and work 40 hours in a factory (grave yard shift) Love it! My helper will be working for me full-time before I quit the factory. That's the plan. :D

packerbacker
02-21-2005, 01:36 PM
That's about how many I have; 30-35. But my accounts total a bit lower than yours. (This is an overrun Joe's Mowing area. D*** guys!) Average $120/ month. Smallest $60/ month (small one) and the biggest $350/ month. 28 cuts a year. + A lot of mulch installs and other off the wall landscaping. I'm also in the process of getting my certification to applicate. I do this all with my helper part-time and work 40 hours in a factory (grave yard shift) Love it! My helper will be working for me full-time before I quit the factory. That's the plan. :D




I do about the same amount with the smallest at $120.00 a month and the biggest at $450.00 a month. We go about 32-35 weeks of mowing a year. I also do landscaping, lighting, lawn renovations and a little construction (fences, small decks).

mo-fleet
02-21-2005, 01:45 PM
I do about the same amount with the smallest at $120.00 a month and the biggest at $450.00 a month. We go about 32-35 weeks of mowing a year. I also do landscaping, lighting, lawn renovations and a little construction (fences, small decks).

Full or part-time?

packerbacker
02-21-2005, 02:15 PM
Full or part-time?





Im full time. I mow 3 days a week and do everything else on Thur and Fri

mo-fleet
02-21-2005, 02:34 PM
Im full time. I mow 3 days a week and do everything else on Thur and Fri
That's cool. What kind of clientel did you start full-time and how long have you been doing so?

packerbacker
02-21-2005, 02:41 PM
That's cool. What kind of clientel did you start full-time and how long have you been doing so?





Im not sure what you mean with your first question.

Ive been doing this for 5 years now for myself and 11 in the field.

mo-fleet
02-21-2005, 02:52 PM
Im not sure what you mean with your first question.

Ive been doing this for 5 years now for myself and 11 in the field.
What was your # of customers or jobs on a weekly basis when you went full-time. Sorry for not being clear on that.

packerbacker
02-21-2005, 03:00 PM
What was your # of customers or jobs on a weekly basis when you went full-time. Sorry for not being clear on that.





I made the huge mistake of taking on to much to early and it was almost the dowfall of me.


I worked for a guy for 5 years before going out on my own. Me and 2 other guys would average 20-25 yards a day busting ass, no breaks, eating in the truck, so on and so forth.

When i took over some other guys company i thought i could do the same. So i had about 90 yards a week i was doing. I was working 15 hour days, 6 days a week and after 1 summer i was exausted and couldnt do it anymore. So I sat down and handpicked the customers I wanted and went from there. I picked out about 20 customers and weeded the rest out to other companies.

With what i know now and the equipment I have now i could easily take on 60 a week by myself and still have time for other things.

Im thinking about going into a partnership though and expanding into chemicals. Having 1 guy do all the chems. and I do all the mowing. One company, 2 branches.

centralarlawn
02-21-2005, 03:58 PM
I have one, but since I do this fulltime for a living and have a huge house payment I hope to add at least another one this year

LOL! same here. i might have to add on a crew this year also. :p

mo-fleet
02-21-2005, 05:35 PM
I made the huge mistake of taking on to much to early and it was almost the dowfall of me.

With what i know now and the equipment I have now i could easily take on 60 a week by myself and still have time for other things.
What is the equipment difference? Was that the biggest issue?

packerbacker
02-21-2005, 05:43 PM
What is the equipment difference? Was that the biggest issue?







Size and quality of mowers. I could only afford a 36. After i saved some money and ivested in a 48 and 52 with sulkies i was cruising through yards. It cut my mowing time in half.

Richard Martin
02-21-2005, 08:59 PM
That's it, bottom line. When people ask me how many lawns I mow, the other question, sure to follow, if it wasn't asked first, is how much for an average lawn. I would never ask someone their bottom line, why does everyone ask LCO's?

It doesn't bother me because I don't play that "Who's got the biggest weiner" game. I do what I do with what I have and for some reason I have always been able to do more with less. I guess it has something to do with being so poor when I was little that we had to milk our own cows to make our own butter and my first grade teacher had to buy me crayons and a pencil box (at 46 years old I remember it like it was yesterday) because we just didn't have the money.