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Old 12-30-2014, 01:52 PM
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Daily production goals.

This is geared towards employees not solo operators.
What daily production goals, or average production do your Techs reach?

Employee #1 has push spreader, backpack sprayer and 50 gallon sprayer.
What is the average property sq ft?
How many sq ft is expected per day?
How many properties per day/ or week?

Employee #2 ride on machine, backpack and 50 gallon sprayer.
What is the average property sq ft?
How many sq ft is expected per day?
How many properties per day/ or week?

How many hours per week do your techs work on average?
How many weeks is your season?

What type of pay plan do you have set up?
hourly?
hourly + production bonus?
Salary?
Up sell bonus?
% of Production?


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Old 12-30-2014, 05:40 PM
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This is geared towards employees not solo operators.
What daily production goals, or average production do your Techs reach?
Jc1, you will find that guys are reluctant to give up this information, but here goes.
Employee #1 200,000sq ft. per day/about 20 lawns.
Employee #2 300,000sq ft. per day/about 15 lawns.
40 hour weeks, 30 weeks per year.
Straight salary.
Hope this helps you.
Employee #1 has push spreader, backpack sprayer and 50 gallon sprayer.
What is the average property sq ft?
How many sq ft is expected per day?
How many properties per day/ or week?

Employee #2 ride on machine, backpack and 50 gallon sprayer.
What is the average property sq ft?
How many sq ft is expected per day?
How many properties per day/ or week?

How many hours per week do your techs work on average?
How many weeks is your season?

What type of pay plan do you have set up?
hourly?
hourly + production bonus?
Salary?
Up sell bonus?
% of Production?


Thanks
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:14 PM
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In the early days with a truck and a hose we were supposed to get about 120,000 sqft.

A push spreader was a bit faster. On a good day 180,00 sqft.

A lot depends on the miles driven--less than 50 was a tight route--production should be higher--but lawns were often smaller--which is more time-consuming. More dollars, but less sqft.

Big country lawns caused more miles to be driven (and time wasted), but sqft added up quickly--unless they were under-measured (as was typical). Big lawns were sometimes measured right, but sold at a discount--so the dollars in sales added up slowly.
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:28 AM
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If it was me i would just go run the routes for a week and see what your average was unless of course your a manager at trubrown and plan on sitting at your desk all day.
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:58 PM
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If it was me i would just go run the routes for a week and see what your average was unless of course your a manager at trubrown and plan on sitting at your desk all day.

I already know what "MY" production is.

Typically the production of an owner exceeds that of an employee.
Which is exactly why I asked the questions.
By collecting data and discussing others experiences we can see if our expectations are too high.
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:11 PM
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I already know what "MY" production is.

Typically the production of an owner exceeds that of an employee.
Which is exactly why I asked the questions.
By collecting data and discussing others experiences we can see if our expectations are too high.
Jc1, Looks like Riggle and I are the only ones willing to give you a straight answer. Add to my earlier post that a commission on new sales is pretty standard.
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:18 PM
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i would go about 20 to 25 percent less for employee. not speking from experience though.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:34 PM
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I did not mean to offend you i just wanted a good laugh at past experiences. Typically if i know something is obtainable i would not settle for less, yes you are the owner yes you want your business to thrive but you are only human why should the next person that walks up to the plate not be able to hit numbers close to yours. If you treat your employees well im sure they will be willing be give you numbers that put a smile on both yours and your customers faces. If your asking for more you might even find a handful (over the years) that surprise you. I guess youll have to let them run the route for a week and find the median then. gl
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:45 PM
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Production bonuses lead to poor quality, ive seen this many times. I would personally go with hourly wages and a bonus for signing up new customers, considering that quality ie the looks of your employees lawn will have customers signing up i would treat them fairly. Just because he doesnt knock on the neighbors door doesnt mean the neighbor isnt watching his work. Most people feel cheated in a seasonal position when there raise is comparable to income at a wishing well. People respond to hourly wages not bonuses they are not sure they can achieve, not everyone can sell or rush and provide top notch work.
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