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Old 10-29-2013, 12:52 PM
Ramairfreak98ss Ramairfreak98ss is offline
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Originally Posted by kse1221 View Post
Simple question.....

Who would quit their job making $58000 to start a landscape maintenance business. thats with 401k matching 6% and paying $315 for health benefits a month. Just curious.. how many crews would i need to make this in the business?
I made $48,xxx when i was with a state IT job years ago. I already had lawns, maintenance, starting snow plowing but up till then only did driveways and snow blowing, seeding, aerations, new landscape installs for homeowners etc.

Technically benefits were great for that job, but i knew i could do 10x better, i'm not comparing a 50k yr job to going out solo and mowing lawns though, we have multiple trucks, equipment etc. and nearly all commercial accounts.
Ford Trucks, Simplicity machines, John Deeres, Ferris mowers, Stihl/Echo/Redmax handheld equip. lots of trailers
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