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Hows next year looking for you landscapers

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by newleaflandscape, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. newleaflandscape

    newleaflandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 348

    Just wondering how next year is starting to look like for you guys in landscaping only. I looked up this time last year to see how much I had lined up for march and wasnt very happy when I compared it to how much I have coming this march. Just wondering about everyones thoughts for next year. Usually I spend November deciding on buying or selling any equipment for tax purposes. Doesnt look like I am going to be buying much for next year cause the numbers have me a little scared. I blame Bush and our economy but who knows.
  2. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    This was a banner year for me. Last year was not great. Next year looks real good. I do mostly hardscaping and there is such a demand for it that I am not really concerned. I am hoping to hire one additional man next year and run 2 crews. (each crew with 3 men)
  3. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

    Expecting a record year hopefully. But we will see how it turns out when it gets here.
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Too much work!
  5. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    Continually growing!!!!!! Next year is starting to take shape as well, but hate to jinx it! Guess I need to thank Bush for the economy.
  6. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 980

    being as i dont landscape now, and i have a landscape crew merging into my company, i think next year with be 100% better.
  7. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    A number of articles I've read about our Green Industry, have predicted strong growth the next 10 years. Baby boomers are getting older and dont have the time to do their own work, people work longer and longer hours, people travel less and fix up their house/landscape more...etc etc. We had a great year this year and next year should be as good or better. And with the economy improving, people will be less concerned about losing their job and will be more prone to spend money on their home...just my opinion
  8. nuchdig

    nuchdig LawnSite Member
    from oh
    Posts: 43

    Next year looks better than this year.....same story as the previous three years. sure glad Gore didn't win ( p.s., thank Greenspan for the economy)
  9. newleaflandscape

    newleaflandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 348

    Probly only guys in michigan are feeling it then. With Jenny granholm trying to fix michigans economy there is layoffs and budget cuts every which way. Think people might be scared of spending money. Suppost to have like another 900 million in cuts again come spring. Michigan is probly one of the worst places to be right now.
  10. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    '04 is looking great for us. We added two new services this fall that are really catching on here(Kichler lighting and Hydroseeding). Commercial prospects are overwhelming in the area due to a building boom and influx of students(WVU)into our town. Hoping to do 30-45 % growth next year and hang up the snow removal after this season.Remember,work smarter, not harder...

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