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Old 05-24-2004, 08:15 AM
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industry standards

Our company is just 10 months old and doing well so far. Now that we have our first two staff, I am trying to find the industry standards for the landscape maintenance industry.
Specifically, the correct approx. % of gross that should be spent on wages, fuel, etc,......

Your help would be extremely valuable to us,
Clint Weimann
Good Natured Gardening-a landscaping co.
843-364 6132
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Old 05-28-2004, 04:19 PM
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tn yard man tn yard man is offline
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I break each job up as follows:
Decide the cost of the job, ( the expense to you; equipment, fuel, labor including yourself, time, etc...)
Now, once you have this , you know what you are out from the get go.
Double figure to get the money you were out back and you have made a profit.

worked for me since day one.

I started with a push mower and weedeater and have built my business to the leading competitor in my town.

it has no choice but to work as long as you figure all expences and don't leave any out.
custom lawn care
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Old 05-30-2004, 02:11 AM
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tiedeman tiedeman is offline
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you need to know your standards, not the industry. All areas differ by region, state, county, city, etc. So where you might be making a lot, someone else in the same situation but different area wouldn't make as much.

I would suggest to brainstorm, set a budget, and set how much profit that you would to make. What are you worth is the question to ask yourself
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