how many customers do you hope to land for next mowing season?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fentonlawncare, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. fentonlawncare

    fentonlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    I know many of us are in different stages in our companies, I'm curious how many customers each of you hope to have at the beginning of our next mowing season.
     
  2. hi_speedreed

    hi_speedreed LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 534

    I want to stay at the same level I was at last year. I lost 3 over the winter do to moving out of state. I hope to replace those 3. If I can pick up neighbors of current accounts I will consider it but I am not adding seat time to pick up single accounts.
     
  3. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    I don't want anymore and may get rid of some.
     
  4. jrs.landscaping

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

    I hope to hit 15 this year. :weightlifter:
     
  5. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,229

    I'm only at about 45 accounts, I'd really like to add 10 if not 15 more to the number. I'm only working 4 days as it is. I'll gladly work 6
     
  6. bobbycat02

    bobbycat02 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    we just bought out our 3 rd company 2010 took on 22 by years end kept about 16. 2 of them out or our service area 1 said yes then a month or two later left then another 3 left shortly after that.2011 got 12 more then by years end had only 6 left,End of 2012 got 28 more 12 were clean ups did them 1 left 2 one i let go because son in law made us come back after two weeks for a redo i always take pictures after clean ups long story pita.then showed up for clean up another landscaper was doing them( this guy was my iragiation guy,He took 2 accounts from me after i got him service job 2011 and now last year 2012 another one he's done,3 rd one theirs a local friend stating out landscaping we will go with him i will call if things go bad with them no thanks that was all with verbal conformations i called 2 weeks ahead before starting 2012 clean ups,o well i will sending out my contracts in mid Feb We will see how many are left come the end 2013. We usally pay 50 to 100 dollars per lead thats all their worth IM THE ONE TAKING THE RISK but in the long run we do get some good customers the bad ones never hang around long anyways we always do exit call back to see what the problem was us them or whatever its a good tool it makes you better a what you do never take it personal its just business i ve been in it for 19 yrs would'nt want to do anything else:usflag:
     
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  7. bobbycat02

    bobbycat02 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    Back to original question i think 100 is good were at about 80 now with a 3 man crew and one part time any more than that would be not worth it in the long run trying to hold down cost keep profits up a daily struggle when totally self employed:usflag:
     
  8. THORNTON SERVICES LLC

    THORNTON SERVICES LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 405

    I would like to pick up an additional 10 accounts or so depending on size , we currently hover around 50 clients with some clients having multiple lawns and services. Every year we drop a couple clients 1 or 2 will move , die etc. so this year we will probally lose around 5 clients all small , except for one , so I would be very happy to pick up 10 GOOD clients , the more commercial clients the better.
     
  9. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,134

    Be nice to add 100, but realistically 10. Depending on how much advertising I do and if I pass my applicators exam.
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  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    Im hoping to add 20 weekly accnts. Three batches of postcards went out yesterday/today. Landed a new accnt monday. So 19 to go. Lol. But ill take as many as i can to build a solid mowing schedule.
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