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Old 11-19-2006, 04:15 PM
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I Hope it's Okay, To Ask this??

just was wondering

running a four man crew doing lawn care. with some landscape, what
is your yearly gross??

trying to figure out if what we are doing is about normal or if we just really suck ..
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:04 PM
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I run 2, 3 man crews for mowing. I can tell you I need a minimium of $375 per day per guy in 8 hours.
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:45 PM
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so your bringin in about 90 to 100?
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:56 PM
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so your bringin in about 90 to 100?

135 - 155 for each
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:16 AM
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What makes you think you might really suck?

This question really can't be answered ... there are way to many variables. Property sizes, amount of landscaping, time spent on each job site ... etc.

The easiest way to answer this type of question in a generalize way would be to figure your time, divide that into the amounts you have charged, and see what your hourly rate is ... bottom line.

On the landscaping, is it all mostly labor, or are you reselling items (i.e. plants, flowers, mulch)

Only you know if you are making enough money.

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Old 11-20-2006, 06:09 PM
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Just kiinda wonderin how other people are doin
i know I'm makin a profit I have aLOT of over head tho which needs to go down soon but with four guys this year gross looks close to $230-$240
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:17 PM
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if you are making money then you are doing fine...irregardless of how much they produce.
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:19 PM
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What makes you think you might really suck?

This question really can't be answered ... there are way to many variables. Property sizes, amount of landscaping, time spent on each job site ... etc.

The easiest way to answer this type of question in a generalize way would be to figure your time, divide that into the amounts you have charged, and see what your hourly rate is ... bottom line.

On the landscaping, is it all mostly labor, or are you reselling items (i.e. plants, flowers, mulch)

Only you know if you are making enough money.


He obviously new and wants to compare to make sure he isnt lowballing or overpricing. Just give him an answer if u run those crews or dont give a lecture. JUST VENTING U ARENT THE ONLY ONE WHO DOES IT. Look how much little effort is involved but just answering the question below

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Old 11-20-2006, 08:34 PM
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The question can't "just be answered".

Everyone has different expenses and a different desired profit margain. Material cost is different throughout the country, as well as how much a company can charge for a service, depending on the region.

To quote PM's generic answer(which is the correct one), figure out how long it will take, what your costs will be, and how much you want to make on top of that. Then charge accordingly.
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:54 PM
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Your close to where I am at with 5 employee's

Residental maintenance crew 105k
Commercial maintenance crew 155k
Lawn tech 85k
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