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Old 11-27-2012, 10:40 PM
kyles landscape kyles landscape is offline
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gross annual income

How are some of you guys doin who have been in biz for 4 years or less

About what are you pulling in,what are you shooting for, how did you go about achieving that

Were did you start and were are you now? Lot of crews lots equip lots accounts etc etc and what are your plans for future growth or do u plan on getting out of the business for various reasons
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:06 AM
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I would like to see how I am doing compared to others in the business.
This is my 3rd year doing lawn care full time. Before that I did sprinkler blowouts only on a part time basis. My gross will be a bit over $230,000 this year. I have a mowing crew, a licensed pest control and fertilizing/broadleaf control applicator, and one sprinkler repair technician.
For vehicles I have: one van for sprinkler repair; a 1-ton chevy diesel and 16 ft enclosed trailer for mowing, dodge diesel w/flatbed and two skid sprayers, a 1500 silverado, and just bought a F-250 powerstroke. I use these last two for landscaping and yard clean-ups. I also have a 14 ft mowing trailer currently used for yard clean-ups.
I have two 185 tow-behind compressors. The compressors generate a lot of income for only a month of work.
My profit runs around 25%.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:23 AM
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I would like to see how I am doing compared to others in the business.
This is my 3rd year doing lawn care full time. Before that I did sprinkler blowouts only on a part time basis. My gross will be a bit over $230,000 this year. I have a mowing crew, a licensed pest control and fertilizing/broadleaf control applicator, and one sprinkler repair technician.
For vehicles I have: one van for sprinkler repair; a 1-ton chevy diesel and 16 ft enclosed trailer for mowing, dodge diesel w/flatbed and two skid sprayers, a 1500 silverado, and just bought a F-250 powerstroke. I use these last two for landscaping and yard clean-ups. I also have a 14 ft mowing trailer currently used for yard clean-ups.
I have two 185 tow-behind compressors. The compressors generate a lot of income for only a month of work.
My profit runs around 25%.
I would guess that you have atleast 6 employees. What is you labor cost?
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:17 AM
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Well ur kickin my ass haha how much advertsing did u do/how'd u get ur customers

Wht perc3nt residential to commercial
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:25 AM
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I would venture to guess that not many want to or will post their gross annual income, and the ones that do might be fudging the numbers to look good. Just saying.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:05 AM
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I would venture to guess that not many want to or will post their gross annual income, and the ones that do might be fudging the numbers to look good. Just saying.
I dare say it's definitely buyer beware, the stories always sound good and they may not be outright lies but I can almost guarantee there's almost always something we're not being told... And it is this something, if we heard it, would suddenly make the story not sound so amazing at all.

You know, $250,000
Yeah, with a crew of eight, $100,000 in parts and supplies expenses...
Taxes of $50,000...
And so on...

But that's the nature of the business, you have to remember, the question asked "what is your gross?"
It didn't ask to give specifics, nor do we really want that.
So, we take what we get and make the best of it we can.

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:40 AM
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I dare say it's definitely buyer beware, the stories always sound good and they may not be outright lies but I can almost guarantee there's almost always something we're not being told... And it is this something, if we heard it, would suddenly make the story not sound so amazing at all.

You know, $250,000
Yeah, with a crew of eight, $100,000 in parts and supplies expenses...
Taxes of $50,000...
And so on...

But that's the nature of the business, you have to remember, the question asked "what is your gross?"
It didn't ask to give specifics, nor do we really want that.
So, we take what we get and make the best of it we can.

$250,000 with 8 guys? Thats terrible
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:12 PM
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An LCO my cousin works for has 9 guys on maintenance, and they gross over 1mil annually.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:36 AM
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Gross means nothing. Its the net companies should be worried about.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:11 AM
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I would venture to guess that not many want to or will post their gross annual income, and the ones that do might be fudging the numbers to look good. Just saying.
not true i'm sure you will alot of people will gross their businesses annual gross income, because gross doesn't mean that much.
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Gross means nothing. Its the net companies should be worried about.
that is very true. I'm 99% positive i will have broken the 6 figure mark this year, but no way did i net anywhere near six figures yet anyways. not too mention this years numbers are inflated greatly by that storm we had last year on october 31st. that has brought me over 40,000 in income this year is if not even 50 or 60,000 but next year i won't have that. so next year will be a test, but it will also be my third year in business and people are starting to notice me alot more, because of my rentless advertising and branding.
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