Profits are less than 0 for maintenance.......
That's a no-brainer......I imagine you mean mowing (maintenance).
Why run crew's and make no money or lose some?
Personally I am happy with a solo buisness and some part time help.
I control my schedule, rather than my schedule controling me....
As far as regular mowing account's, I take only one's that are profitable.
Good steady mowing season income.
Then alot of one time job's that pay well. About 10% of those turn into about regular account's.
Hopefully that will build up into a better base of well paying maintenance jobs.
All my client's get a snow removal buisness card, and that I do with a snowblower and shovel.
Pretty good off season income.
Alot of the guy's mowing around here are making $60.00 an hour for a three man crew.......there is just not enough profit margin in that.