Business is Rockin'!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JimLewis, Sep 17, 2002.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,842

    Wow. I can hardly believe how many installation jobs we are landing right now. These may not be big jobs to y'all but they are big for us.

    Just finished a $6K irrigation / replace lawn job. Just about to finish a $7K plant install job with tons of profit. Just starting a $3.5K retaining wall / sod job. Next week, starting a $5.5K irrigation / plant install job. Week after doing a $6K Retaining wall. And amongst all of this are some smaller $500 clean-ups and such.

    People are just throwing money our way. I can hardly believe it. This is all just in addition to our lawn maintenance biz, which is where most of my money usually comes from. But with all these extra installs, we are definitely having a record month. It's weird. Just a month ago I was praying for more install work. I guess my prayers were heard. Usually this time of year we begin to taper off on the landscaping side of things.

    The other weird thing was that two of these jobs I didn't think I'd land. When I gave the estimates, both people were very surprised. They were about twice what they were expecting to pay. So they both basically said, "Thanks. Will call you." And I thought that'd be it. But sure enough, they called back and said let's go!

    Anyway, just wanted to share my excitement. Coming from a lawn care background, it's just crazy to see how up and down landscaping can be. But it sure is nice when things are rockin' like this!
     
  2. PAPS

    PAPS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 404

    I CAN SHARE IN YOUR EXCITEMENT TOO JIM, LAST WEEK WE DID ABOUT $16,000 IN SALES, THE MOST WE HAVE EVER DONE IN ONE WEEK, SEEMS THAT $$ IS BEING THROWN OUR WAY TOO !!!
     
  3. RMDoyon

    RMDoyon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 230

    Nice to hear the good news Jim.

    I too have had a tremendous sales activity over the past two weeks on both maintenance and application accounts.

    All this has come as quite a shock as I've only really focused my advertising on the applications side.

    Consumers continue to amaze me.
     
  4. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Congrats guys!!! :D :D
     
  5. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    I have almost rebounded to were I was last winter almost went under now im making what took me and my wife 5 days in 3 1/2 days thanks to lawnsite and bill phagan
     
  6. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    That's good to hear Jim. Doesn't suprise me either. Are you doing anything thing different than usuall? I hope you took pics and are going to take pictures of all the future jobs.
     
  7. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 648

    I know this is different, but I referred about 12K in work this week to another landscape company. We do more maintenance than installation. We'd do it if we had the time. Congrats to you guys.
     
  8. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    I'm a one man show and I did almost $6000 last week. I dont do that much in most months. Renovations and new home lawn establishments abound! All I can say is thank God, with the threat of war in Iraq, the stock market on a rollercoaster, the recent drought just ending, the anniversary of 9-11, etc. etc. I can hardly believe it myself. Only in America! :laugh: God is definetly aswering my prayers :angel:

    Scott
     
  9. Jim
    Good to see somebody is getting work.

    Yah, we are getting work, but not the same volume of last year this time.

    Being in the heart of the tech sector, many and I mean many people lost their jobs due to bankruptcy and lay offs. What I'm finding is that I can lose a job for a lousy $5 difference on a bid.
    John
     
  10. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    Congrats Jim!

    Sometimes, when you're hot, you're hot. It's those times that I feel like I'm 10 feet tall, the best looking guy in the state, and on the way to the Inc 500 list.

    For me, celebration is usually a Starbucks Frappaccino (sp?) and a cigar.
     

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