Originally Posted by Custom Landscape Concepts
Haha yea what can go wrong will go wrong in this business. I would say when i started the business 3 years ago it was 50/50 between mowing and brick work and now with the economy the way it is, its more like 75% maintenance and 25% brickwork. I get calls for small little walkway repairs that are barely worth the time it takes to drive out there and every once in while we get a decent stone job that comes our way. I wish I knew what I know know 3 years ago when there was a ton of work in brick and block side of the business but hopefully things turn around and people start doing those types of projects again.
We were pretty much in the same range also, hopefully things turn around a bit more this year, we also do decks, fences & arbors since I got some experience working with a uncle who was a carpenter when I was younger, actually had more of those jobs last year then pavers/walls since some people are renovating their homes instead of trying to sell & move in this market.