How fast did your customer list grow?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by 32vld, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    How many weekly customers did you have after 5 years?

    Also where were you on the number of weekly customer numbers at the end of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and, 4th years.

    It would also help if you can say where you operate and if it is city, suburbs, or rural.
     
  2. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,716

    I can't really remember the fifth year but I think it was around 8? We are rural and about 1/2 hour from more populated towns......
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  3. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    I'm going into my second year of business. This first year I ended with 16 mowing clients and 8 Fert/weed control customers. I'm in a city with 55k residents.
     
  4. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 40,786

    Suburbs of a small city...

    End of year 1 - 4 lawns
    End of year 2 - 17 lawns
    End of year 3 - 35 lawns
    End of year 4 - 65 lawns

    And that's where I currently lie so more or less doubled each year.
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  5. Utah Lawn Care

    Utah Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,368

    I just finished my first year in a city of 25k. 19 weekly and 2 bi-weekly.
     
  6. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    I owned a pressure washing business for 7 yrs. 11 months ago i started lawns. i have right at 100. lost a few so prob more like 97
     
  7. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    Weekly customers 1st year 4, 2nd 6, 3rd 14. Suburbs.
     
  8. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    2100 posts
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  9. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    I don't know the numbers, but what I do know it that it took 5 yrs to build a good customer base. A base of solid customers where I just do things that need to be done and send a bill.
     
  10. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,343

    Not sure on exact yearly mow customer increase but just finished 8th year and we are at 120.
    More importantly all our prices are very competitive for our area.
    # of customers doesn't nearly compare with profit at the end of the year!
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