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How is the economy affecting your business?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by ALC LANDSCAPING, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. ALC LANDSCAPING

    ALC LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I have been in the hardscaping business a little over 15 years now and things have been up and down ( mostly down scenes 2009 ) . This time of year I always have 4 or 5 jobs booked for spring and this year I only have 3 jobs on the calendar. It may be the hard winter we are getting that has people spending more on fuel oil or other winter experience affecting things.
    Do you guys see things being a little slower also?
     
  2. latux87

    latux87 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    You are not alone....many of my clients are going through the same, but they are putting out some more estimates than the last few years. We are hoping, like you, that when the snow melts people will open their wallets.

    At the very least, there will be a lot of repair work going on when the snow melts and the flood waters recede..
     
  3. Natural

    Natural LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    We're starting to get into the season and things are picking up. Hopefully all goes well. Feels a little better than last year actually
     
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,747

    Snows on the ground and im looking at patios! Sold a stoop and walkway already, garage slab today, still have 2 decent grading jobs to do and some concrete from last year. Very optimistic.
     
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,403

    gasoline prices have risen 12 cents per gallon (nationally) over the last 7 days and they're expected to continue to go up.
     
  6. ALC LANDSCAPING

    ALC LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Thanks for the replys guys, Im not trying to be a downer I was just trying to get a feel for things else where.
     
  7. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    And you really think that will affect any of our clients?:hammerhead:
     
  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,747

    All the guys at the gym must be complaining about gassing up their civics
     
  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,403

    :hammerhead: hmmmm........where do you see mention of "clients"?? :hammerhead:
     
  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,403

    lol







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