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View Poll Results: Landscape maintenance crews annual NET per crew
$0-15k 1 2.38%
$15k-20 4 9.52%
$20k-30 3 7.14%
$30k-40 3 7.14%
$40k-50 4 9.52%
$50k-60 0 0%
$60k-70 2 4.76%
$70k-80 5 11.90%
$80k-100 6 14.29%
$100k-150 7 16.67%
$150k or more 7 16.67%
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:35 AM
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Actually I am the brains behind the operation . We started it from Scratch . I just like how some people get on here . Talking about things they know nothing about. I kept quite for years on this site but finally decided to speak. Oh and thanks for the compliment . It was BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS TO GET IT TO THIS POINT
Congratulations. I am behind you. I spent the last three years getting a solid base of pool service customers and am just now preparing to do some serious internet marketing. I am currently trying to learn about google adwords. Next I want a better website geared to selling more work. Keep us posted as to your progress.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:11 PM
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Actually we are clearing about. 39 percent to be technicsl this includes overhead everything gas light utilities.
Net 39%? - does that include a fair market wage for you as an expense?
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:38 PM
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Congratulations. I am behind you. I spent the last three years getting a solid base of pool service customers and am just now preparing to do some serious internet marketing. I am currently trying to learn about google adwords. Next I want a better website geared to selling more work. Keep us posted as to your progress.
Don't use adwords. Been thinking about it. I like the organic listings better.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:27 PM
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Yes 39 percent is good but its a lot of work keeping it there.
How many crews do you have? Also do all of them hit this mark?
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:00 PM
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Sometimes a crew won't hit there mark we try to keep at least two crews in close proximity of each other that way if one crew finishes early we send it to help out the other one . When we do the routes we try to make sure they overlap each other or are within close proximity at the end of the day . That way if one gets behind thebother one helps. It also helps to have gps in all the trucks that way we can dispatch a crew if we have to . We have 8 crews by the end of this season we should be running 11 crews. Currently during this off season we are runing only 3 trucks
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Grasshopper, it looks like we run similar numbers in the way of net margin (we're at about 36% working our way to 39% as our fixed stay flat and we grow). We run only 8 crews to your 11, but we are primarily residential.

My question for the group is do you find it more efficient running 2 or 3 man crews for residential work? I haven't run the numbers, but 2 men can do about 80% of what 3 men can do, but then you have the expense of an extra truck.

Also, any input on running NPR's instead of truck and trailers? How do you guys handle debris?

Thanks
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:12 AM
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I don't run multiple crews but seems there are a lot of variables in this poll. Some guys are getting questioned on their numbers.

Everyone's overhead is going to be different. So someone could net 40% on a gross of 50k or net 20% on 100k

Wages, drive time on routes, lawn sizes, etc are different everywhere you go.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:00 PM
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We run 8 crews also . But by the end of this season it will be 11. I would like to chat more with you if we have similar numbers. We are also about 95% residential
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:02 PM
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To us if we have a lot of properties in one area then a 3 man crew seems more efficient. But when we are spread out more we use 2 man crews .
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