How Many Techs

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Rob Spread & Spray, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Rob Spread & Spray

    Rob Spread & Spray LawnSite Member
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    Do you have working for you? Looks like most everyone here is a small 1 to 2 man operation.:)
     
  2. profigala

    profigala LawnSite Member
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    2 HERE fINNALY. FOR MOST OF THE YEAR IT WAS JUST ME, NOW I CAN ACTUALLY GET THINGS DONE, YEAAA
     
  3. I am a one man show, although I do hire a helper to help me with my work on each lawn.
     
  4. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
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    What revenue number or customer count did you hit before adding a person?

    I'm trying to figure out what$ I need to make it worthwhile.
     
  5. Rob Spread & Spray

    Rob Spread & Spray LawnSite Member
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    There are some variables to figuring that out, and you have to start with knowing your numbers. As a one man show you should be able to hit at least $175,000 a year in Gross Revenue and still run the business. To get to the next level you have to then sell enough to justify the additional overhead of another vehicle, more equipment and additional labor!
     
  6. Forever Green Lawn

    Forever Green Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Including myself, we have 6 and 2 people in the office. On of the office women is licensed and does mole control and tree spraying.
     
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Shauger 175,000 seems too high . I sold about 50,000 my first year and went up to about 100,000 as a one man show.
     
  8. Rob Spread & Spray

    Rob Spread & Spray LawnSite Member
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    Riggle,

    Depends on Route density, average job size and mix of services.

    Average client around $600

    $175,000/$600 per client = 292 or call it an even 300 clients

    300 clients/6 weeks per round (5 rounds)= 50 clients per week

    50 clients per week/5 working days = 10 stops per day

    I offer Lawn Care, PHC, Perimeter Pest Control, Aeration and Overseeding.

    Industrial Vegetation COntrol with a Permagreen is a killer too!!!:drinkup:
     

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