Do You Prepare for Winter?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by jeeperscrow, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Utah Lawn Care

    Utah Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Figure out how much you net each year. Divide it by 12 and spend less than that per month. The End.
     
  2. JLC Lawn Care

    JLC Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    By the end of last winter i couldn't even afford to drive my truck around as a daily driver... Back to driving my 1995 accord haha
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  3. jeeperscrow

    jeeperscrow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice to see someone telling the truth on this thread! That's exactly how I was after this previous terrible winter!!!!!
     
  4. jeeperscrow

    jeeperscrow LawnSite Senior Member
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    No matter how much you try and how hard you work in the spring/summer/fall...winter still sucks.
     
  5. gottabsleeved

    gottabsleeved LawnSite Member
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    Winters are rough!Pimpin on craigslist can get a brother through the winter if he has good business sense.[​IMG]
     
  6. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    I already purchased Christmas cards for my customers. Does that count?
     
  7. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    How many of you guys do snow removal?

    I do.
     
  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    do here......
     
  9. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    A lot of guys on this thread are living way south of the Mason Dixon Line.

    I do snow though were I live you can not count on snow. Most years we will have 4 to 6 workable snows. Though some years 2 or 3. 97-98 we had three snow storms for a total of 4.3". Since 95-96 we average 38.2" and the highest was 94.9" in the winter of 95-96.

    Last year we had 12 events. My best year ever.

    Though the best way to get through the winter is to live conservative when the money is coming in when it is warm. Along with holding onto the business reinvesting money till the spring. No reason to buy a new mower in December.

    One never knows when a major truck repair can pop up, or a major home repair catches you unexpected during the slow season.

    The best way to make it through the winter is have the best fall clean up season possible.
     
  10. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Seams every yr I end up with an $1800 bill in November.
     

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