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Old 10-04-2012, 08:51 AM
Mark Oomkes Mark Oomkes is offline
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Originally Posted by MSlandco View Post
Its all about pure volume. Valley crest and TruGreen each gross about a Billion dollars a year in revenue. They obviously dont do it from one single branch. Each branch grosses approx. 3million give or take depending on the branch. In order to compete with them you have to be doing at least over a million. Sometimes they under bid the maintenance work on properties and they pick up the slack with irrigation repairs, color installations and enhancement work.
There's a company by me that tries this same thing. Problem is, it caught up with him and lost him a huge job. I believe it was in the $2M a year range.
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