$ecr8ts, tricks, strategy, advice tips(making more $ by working smart not hard)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Perfect touch landscapes, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. greenScape09

    greenScape09 LawnSite Member
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    thats what i was thinking...
     
  2. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    heck neither are we lol also perfect what equipment are you completing this property with ???
     
  3. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    green scape i think he is a new guy who thinks no one is better then him lol

    perfect how many dumps a day do you/your crew collect of grass a day with that walker ? we average around 50 a day
     
  4. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    To be quite honest, those that are charging 30/per man hour are not the ones I worry about. Its those that don't even know what they charge per man hour is who I always worry about. When its all said and done some underbid so badly the whole crew doesn't make even avg $20/hr. Those are the one that screw up the bids and skew you clients perceptions. Thats who I worry about.
     
  5. Perfect touch landscapes

    Perfect touch landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Green scape you said it.
    I dont give a flying squirel how much i am charging an hour. I got some customers they say Alex i need first class, some say Alex I will pay you whatever you want as long as you dont do work for anybody on this street, others say you are to expensive. this spring i gave 400 commercial bids i got 12-15 accounts. ( figure it out) Out of 400 50 called me back and asked me if i can rebid it again since they got burned with joe the blow. Accounts were in such mess i new i had to turn them down , because they would not go with tripple the payment first couple month to get it back where it needs to be.
    I have learned one thing in any line of work there is 10% of customers that will drench your blood energy and excitment that you will not want to do the work for the other 90%
    So I target the 90% and give a steel toe boot to the 10% Statistic 10% of people make 90% of the money , so how can I try to listen and compete with 100% of Lco's if in my opinion I want to compete with the 10%. I am fed up with rat race, i am tired with competion that thinks there is only 10 kinds of grasses. Just because you got ztr, trailer, and some magnet sticker on your truck and you bid same jobs I bid I can't be compettitive with you if you are not my competition.
     
  6. greenScape09

    greenScape09 LawnSite Member
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    i agree, i was just trying to make an example, every area has different client's(high,meduim,low, income) , which factors in to your bids! so yes i agree with you, we have the same overall aspect
     
  7. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    13 acres 4.2 hours x2 men = 8.4 hours or 1.5 acres an hour with 1 walker?????
     
  8. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    ????? perfect??? Guys i personally like the guys who say they make 30 hr and that is really all they make ,
     
  9. Perfect touch landscapes

    Perfect touch landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    (this all goes to the size properties we are comparing friend , i never thought they was your best i am not the bashing type . if i had to guess with our ferris72" 35-40 acre location . and a 48" walker 12 locations,3/4 -1 acre 48" on smaller lawns i could go do 25-35 a day it isnt a compotition)

    well if you can mow that much you definately would do more then I if you go solo, I just wonder if you do any traveling at such numbers or what quality of work we talking about.
     
  10. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
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    see perfect ask for help on his post but hasnt given any information to allow anyone to acctually help i could show him how a 30 hour turned to 100 in a heartbeat if he would talk lol
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009

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