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pjslawncare/landscap
03-10-2005, 09:29 PM
Just curious. Currently my largest account comes in at $26,000 gross a year. Second highest is just under $16,000 gross. Ive been bidding on several large mowing jobs this year much higher than my present and past. My largest bid out for this season is six figures. If I happen to get it, I will really need to add equipment & personell

Eho
03-10-2005, 09:43 PM
what kind of accounts are these? How many people do you have working on them, how long does it take? Are you just commercial or do you do resedential? How many crews?

packerbacker
03-10-2005, 09:52 PM
Im solo but my biggest one pays me around $4000.00 per year and its just mowing.

promower
03-10-2005, 10:04 PM
$12,000 last year. Got a few bids out there this year in the $20-$25,000 range.

pjslawncare/landscap
03-10-2005, 10:18 PM
what kind of accounts are these? How many people do you have working on them, how long does it take? Are you just commercial or do you do resedential? How many crews?

Commercial factory. I have five workers besides myself during the season running two mowing crews. The biggest generally takes us three hours to cut, but we fert, spray & trim bushes as well in the contract Outside that contract we also provide additional services like tree trimming, mulch applications and the last week we cleaned brush from their chain link fence surrounding their facility. The second largest account is a developer we mow several sub divisions for as well as bush hog and now are starting to do landscape installs for his homes he builds

Ecobjs
03-10-2005, 10:49 PM
We had 2 big ones in 2004 (over 100k) one started at 8,000 a year, now years later we billed them last year at $108,500. Mowing, spray, landscape etc. Its a commerical account and they use to use several companies and now its just us! Good group of people too. I will say that it is not near the most profitable work we do, but it helps with cash flow.

The other big one we have was around 140K last year, but the profit just was not there, so we are cutting back to doing no more than 95k on that account this year, unless the profit changes.

I guess my point is to watch the profit margins not just the gross on these larger accounts. You may get them, but it might hurt more than help. But they do help build a company.

TURF DOCTOR
03-10-2005, 11:35 PM
The highest 1 last season was 28k

TScapes
03-11-2005, 12:16 AM
We have two accounts that are billed annually $50k each. The largest one was $87k but has reduced their budgets over the last 2 years, but with enhancements included, we billed them a total of $90k. We are similar to eco, all commercial.

mbella
03-11-2005, 12:54 AM
I'm just curious, what is the point of asking this question? I'm not being argumentative, just curious.

Richard Martin
03-11-2005, 07:58 AM
Solo, residentail, mow only, $5250

Precision
03-11-2005, 08:14 AM
small commercial $7720. It sure felt good landing that in my first 3 months of business.

PMLAWN
03-11-2005, 08:41 AM
1 at just over 60k. a few between 20 and 50k, most below 5k. No single residential over 5K.

And yes, the profit % is VERY important as you get larger accounts. Make a mistake and it can really hurt.

rodfather
03-11-2005, 08:57 AM
Our largest residential is around 20K, largest commercial is $82K and change.

MacPhersonlawn
03-11-2005, 09:28 AM
About $7,000. I am solo (for now) with a part time helper. This was one of my first customers and profit margin is not what it should be, but, as was mentioned before, it does help cash flow.

Turf Dancer
03-11-2005, 02:30 PM
$6,000 on one commercial.

Todd's lawncare
03-11-2005, 03:19 PM
Im solo but my biggest one pays me around $4000.00 per year and its just mowing.
to make 4000 around here you would have to make like 200 a mow unless it is year round

Duramax99
03-11-2005, 03:34 PM
Our Biggest two residentials are $85,000 and $75,000 for full service property care.

PMLAWN
03-12-2005, 08:18 AM
Our Biggest two residentials are $85,000 and $75,000 for full service property care.

Those must be some BIG A$$ properties?????

promower
03-12-2005, 09:03 AM
WOW $85,000 for a residential thats insane! payup

Turf Dancer
03-12-2005, 03:01 PM
That is more than my Gross for the year by quite a bit!

Carolina Cutter
03-12-2005, 03:37 PM
well is there.....ahhh nevermind...aint going there.