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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.
It would be interesting to see some of their formulas... I guess how wally world has their loss leaders in order to bring you into the store, these major national LCOs have to be willing to eat some up on somethings... It would make for a great episode of Undercover Boss. haha.