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How large to grow?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by klsgc, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. yard_smart

    yard_smart LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    We are about to start year five and will approach the half a mill mark if not go over it this year. I will staff about 10 - 12 guys this year anywhere from 20-40 hours. By 2015 I want to be doing over a million in our combined markets by 2017 I want to be at a million in each market so 3 million total.
  2. Efficiency

    Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 1,551

    not to be "that guy" but your revenue per employee is way out in left field.
  3. Efficiency

    Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 1,551

    a good friend of mine splits his time between his home here where his business is and the other time he is in CO. When he is gone, he looks at 7 reports every morning to see his 'dashboard' and clocks out after he sees those.

    how can you make that assumption? Its like saying everyone who likes seeing rainbows is queer. Just because you love this industry doesnt mean you have to be the one doing the work. Again, its all about training others to do your job one day.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,216

    Revenue per employee is only about 42,000. Not unusual--if fact, a good fert spraying outfit should hit about 100,000 per lawn tech. Of course, you need a couple office people to answer the phones and post the charges and credit the checks, and perhaps a mechanic or assistant manager.
  5. klsgc

    klsgc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 248

    Yes. Way out of wack. We r 200k per employee. I couldnt pay overhead plus employee expenses plus product off of 100k per I know of guys that gross even more than that.
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  6. yard_smart

    yard_smart LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Let me clarify we do a wide range of services. Not just apps.

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