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Old 04-18-2013, 11:25 PM
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lawn crew gross

Thought I would put this out there. What can an average 3 man lawn crew in the midwest, working 8 months 50 hours or so per week, gross in a year. I'm figuring 90-100k what are your thoughts or experience.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:58 PM
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We average around 1k a day. This is somewhat route driven but I try to keep the routes pretty heavy. I have one three man crew that has a 1300$ day but it is large estate properties and they run three mowers most of the time so the cost are a little higher.
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Thought I would put this out there. What can an average 3 man lawn crew in the midwest, working 8 months 50 hours or so per week, gross in a year. I'm figuring 90-100k what are your thoughts or experience.
With 3 guys you better be at the $200,000 mark
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:21 AM
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Thought I would put this out there. What can an average 3 man lawn crew in the midwest, working 8 months 50 hours or so per week, gross in a year. I'm figuring 90-100k what are your thoughts or experience.
At 4500 man hours and using 100k that's $22.22 per man an hour.

I think you're probably out of business pretty quickly.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:00 AM
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At 4500 man hours and using 100k that's $22.22 per man an hour.

I think you're probably out of business pretty quickly.
My hourly rate is higher than that. Even though you work 50 hours a week 38 to 42 is production.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:10 AM
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My hourly rate is higher than that. Even though you work 50 hours a week 38 to 42 is production.

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You still have to pay the guys, though. Right?

4500 hours was based on paying each guy for 50 hours. You pay them when they're driving to and from jobs, right?

So, it's actually worse.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:18 AM
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With 3 guys you better be at the $200,000 mark
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That seems so high. But that is great for you that you can gross that much. That would be 50 to 60 per production hour. I don't think Chicago can bear that number.
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You still have to pay the guys, though. Right?

4500 hours was based on paying each guy for 50 hours. You pay them when they're driving to and from jobs, right?

So, it's actually worse.
Yes 50 hours per week, 40 or so working hours.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:28 AM
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Yeah, I think 100k might be break even with 3 guys. Break even if you're lucky.

I may be crazy, though. That's definitely a possibility.
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3 guys from what I see on pay roll for 8 months would be like 54k. Based on what I did last year break even would be around 100k. I think 140k would be a real conservative number for gross
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