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Has anyone chopped their company size down and done better?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by dmk395, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 694

    06' and 07' ran three crews. Slowly downsized to current day. I'm only mowing 7 small accounts and the rest is landscapinging. I now have 1 full time and will utilize 1 part time as needed. I have grossed more in the last 2 months Jan./Feb. in landscape than I would have grossed in 3 month of mowing 4 days a week 8-9 hrs a day.And I was one of the higher priced mowing crews in the area mowing with only 43 accounts. At my peak I was cutting 140+. I just got tired of counting on employees. And I am taking 2 vacations this year. I could not have done that if I was mowing 4 days a week.

    Good Luck!
  2. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 992

    I have raised most prices 10 percent across the board. Gonna weed some out and see what happens...

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