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End of the year inventory

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I hate it when we sit on a lot of inventory over the winter. This year we did the best ever at getting rid of what we have on hand. We have left over, between 2 techs/trucks, 3 rotor heads, 2 spray heads, 0 RPs or PVBs, 6 valves, 1 Hunter and 1 Rainbird controller, 1 partial roll of poly, and the usual misc. PVC and poly fittings.

    Only down side is that we have a larger spring order next year. But I would still rather get rid of what we have now.

    Actually this year has been our best ever for just about everything. Revenues are up about $15k-$20k, expenses are down because last winter I made a lot of changes to phone plans, insurance - liability, vehicle and health, bought supplies cheap from a guy who retired, etc. And with the same # of employees, me and my tech.

    Did you all have a better year, worse year, or same as last year? Or is it still too early for you to tell? We are just about done for the season now. I'll take a break and then find some part-time work after the holidays. Maybe :)
     
  2. activelandscaping

    activelandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    Maybe the worst year ever, for my Irrigation side of the business. I had guys doing turn-on's in mid July, and everything still looked green. :angry:

    Personally I don't mind keeping a bit of extra stock. You never know what's going to happen with price's and availability.

    Regards,
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