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Gross Receipts In 7mo???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by milsaps118, May 4, 2006.

  1. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 559

    Just out of curiosity how much do you think a person can/could make being a SOLO LCO? Primarily mowing, fert/weed control and maybe some misc. stuff like hedge trimming, tree/shrub install, mulch, etc. Working 5-6 days/wk 10-12hr days out in the field? I've been doing this stuff going on 7 years now and my best season I did $73K gross. I live in MN so our season starts some where in mid April thru Mid November. What do you think the max could/would be running solo?
  2. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    milsaps -

    I'm over by Forest Lake. Last summer I grossed $113k working between 60 and 100 hours / week all summer.

    I did 2 mulch installs, 1 SMALL sod install, the rest is mowing / fertlizing / spraying.

    I do all my work on contract in the summer, meaning the mowing / spraying, so I'm getting paid whether it rains or not.
  3. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Throw in snow removal and be a full service company I think a solo guy could gross 150K working their tail off.
  4. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    10-12 ours in the field????.....man I would be ready to fall over. Me and my guys sometimes work 12 hours but I 've never done 12 by myself. When I was solo, I would do 8 maybe 9 if I was backed up.
  5. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 395

    I can gross about $60K solo doing mowing,cleanups,bushes trimmed etc. I work about 9 to 10 hrs a day. But it slows down in the summer.

  6. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 559

    I do offer the snow plowing and do it but I'm just wondering about the summer stuff. 150K is big for one guy if you can produce those #'s then more power to ya! But when do you have time to play or be with your kids?
  7. MowerMoney

    MowerMoney LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    I've been doing about $75K solo with cutting, cleanups, ferts (not licenced for pesticides), aerations and a little other stuff.
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Honestly, I play double header softball games on Tuesday nights, and as long as everything goes okay, I can usually get by with working 1/4 day on Sunday, which is usually trying to finish up one of the schools.

    My family knows I work (1) full time yearly job in 6 months, then basically have 6 months off.

    I'll have 10 full days off in the summer time, but then I'll work 10 days in the off season when it snows.
  9. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    Sunday afternoon...

    Then its back to work Mon morning.

    It would suck but its possible.

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