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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 05-27-2014, 04:44 PM
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Just wanted to bump this and point out the fact that two people voted that they bring in 15K net with one crew and two people also voted that they bring in 150K + with one crew. Crazy how much the numbers varied.
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I think you posted the wrong poll - "how many people understand basic financial concepts" might be a better one.
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I think you posted the wrong poll - "how many people understand basic financial concepts" might be a better one.
Lol you may be right. I figured that those who ran more than one crew would at least have a basic understanding.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:52 PM
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We net different amount on different crews. We have crews that are barely profitable because they end up doing alot of odds and ends that might not be very profitable but need to be done to keep customers happy.

I have a large crew that does over 400k gross per year. Our crew sizes vary greatly from 1 guy running a bobcat or grapple truck to 7-9 on our largest mowing crew.

So many of the different crews overlap on the same accounts that it is impossible to say exactly what dollars is earned by which crew sometimes. It is the final bottom line that I look at. I am not in the 30s in my profit margins but we still do ok.
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Solo guy here but an interesting thread and poll. Hopefully i will be a big company after college like the rest of you guys.
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We run 2 crews, one is 70/30 residential/commercial and the other is about 65/35 commercial/residential.... There are definitely variations on what each crew brings in due to the clientele... You haven't thought about that in your poll either.
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2, 2 man crews pulling in about $12-$15k Net a year each. Try to keep in manageable. We over reached last year with work and ran them ragged. pulled in an extra $15k gross per truck but for far less in profit. Scaled back this year and things are much steadier.

Locqus will help the one man crews become two man crews! :P
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We run 2 crews, one is 70/30 residential/commercial and the other is about 65/35 commercial/residential.... There are definitely variations on what each crew brings in due to the clientele... You haven't thought about that in your poll either.
That may be true, but shouldn't your rate be the same per hour for residential and commercial? If the commercial crew is pulling more man hours per week then it would generate more revenue but if both crews are pulling say, 55 hours per crew per week, shouldn't you bring in the same? Given that the crews have the same number of guys.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:34 PM
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All clients do not bring in the same rates. Not even close. They differ for a variety of reasons.
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:02 PM
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Elaborate if you would. If you bill at $30 per man hour and run a 3 man crew on a residential property for 2 hours, your price would be $180. For us it would be the same pricing structure for any property. Obviously some clientele you can perform more than just your standard service each time you're there. Sprinkler repairs, fertilize, stick a few plants in the ground, etc... Maybe this is what you're talking about?
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