Finally there!!! A 100% full mowing schedule.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DFW Area Landscaper, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,116

    I signed two new clients today in the southern part of town and this crew is now booked solid with pure lawn mowing, Monday thru Friday. They are working around 60 to 65 hours per week, M-F, but everyone is making lots of money and things are going well.

    First time I've ever had a full mowing schedule. This ought to be fun.

    The pita's and skippers are gonna get dropped left a right. Only problem is, I really don't have more than a couple bad apples on this entire route.

    Later,
    DFW Area Landscaper
     
  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,804

    Congrats!!!.....wish i had a full Schedule..
     
  3. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    I can only dream of what it must be like. One day......
    Congrats!!!
     
  4. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    I too have a full schedule this year and had to add an employee (3 now) to keep up. The problem I ran into with working 65 hours per week (scheduled) is, what do you do when you get 4 days in a row of rain? I had no more overtime hours to work these guys and it was a real PITA to get caught back up.

    Since adding the third guy we are back down to about 40 hrs/wk per man and now if we get rain we can work longer on the dry days rather than simply dawn to dusk everyday just to keep up.
     
  5. jeremyt1998

    jeremyt1998 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    Hey DFW
    how do you schedule your customers. I have software and it gives me an idea of my schedule, but I know theirs a better way.
    Do you use a schedule board, computer or ???. With all weekly or biweekly schedules there should be an easy way to schedule; so easily since everyother week repeats itself. I have a lot of customers also and just trying to come up with an EASY way to schedule. :confused:
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Five 12 or 13 hours days back to back? No way Jose :dizzy:
     
  7. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    HAY DFW..... I moved to the Houston area From Garland, was wondering if you service Garland...the south part....Kingsley at First street....

    If so I need your services man......My mothers Grass needs cutting,
     
  8. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,116

    +++Five 12 or 13 hours days back to back? No way Jose+++

    These workers are really tired in the evenings. I may have too much for them when the 100 degree heat starts. I will ask my driver if he wants me to give some of his lawns to the other drivers. He was just exhausted last night. I have so much respect for these guys. They are the best. Because we are on straight commission, they are getting paid really well. And they also realize they'll have no work for 4 months per year. In this business, we have to make hay while the sun is shining.

    Later,
    DFW Area Landscaper
     
  9. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Congrats! We filled ours in May but I just cant seem to say no,lol. My goal is to hire 1 more crew next year and I still need about 20 more lawns before I can do that,:dizzy: This last commercial I signed brings us to 50'ish plus a 52 unit condo complex. And we do this all after 3pm M-F and a few hours on Sat.:hammerhead:
     
  10. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Thats what I was thinking. Things start to get sloppy after 10hours
     

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