"I DID IT" lives on...

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Royallawncare, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Royallawncare

    Royallawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    During Recent weeks i have been very intrigued by the thread started by PTP who as many know started with a very strange business plan last season and has since been very successful. In a way he has shoved it right back in the faces of all the doubters. I too this year am planning on doing something very similar. I started my life in the lawncare business 5 years ago at the age of 12 when my uncle purchased 2 used aerators from a local dealer. He used these aerators one month out of the year as a side business and was able to make a few thousand each year off of them I was assigned to knock on doors pass out flyers and mark the sprinklers of the potential customers. I did this for a few years until he allowed me to run one of them full swing to help ease his load I was able to pick up a few maintenance contracts around my neighborhood at this time. The next summer my same uncle was able to pick up a few sprinkler repair jobs that he would often have me come along to earn more money. I am very mature both physically and mentally for my age. When i turned 16 and was able to drive my uncle expressed interest in getting rid of his aerators I immediately purchased them from him and paid them off 3 days they have since been a wonderful investment bringing in loads of money. With this increased interest in the industry i began an advertising campaign passing out flyers each day after school sadly enough i printed up over 2000 and only was able to pass out 900 of them because i became to swamped in my work to quickly with these 900 flyers i was able to aerate just a little over 600 properties and pick up 18 new mowing accounts i am now at 23 total weekly accounts i only aerate during the spring as i dont have time with my mowing to accomadate this service. I am a very busy person my family is very prominant in this area which has helped with my business. During this coming year i plan on adding 180 + full time accounts and hiring out my work I will become more efficient this way because of scheduling etc... I plan on purchasing a new truck stihl or redmax back pack blower and a new trimmer i have everything else for the new crews i will be hiring a crew leader and helper late january and begin advertising middle of February. I know this may be a little early to be planning for next year but i want to get a jump start so i will be prepared. I plan on running 2-3 man crews using minimal equipment and a high rate of customer satisfaction i believe i will be very successful this coming year please help me with my goals and bring on the criticism!
     
  2. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    Didn't you already start a thread like this?
     
  3. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    so how many millions did you make before your mom woke you up for school?

    make sure you spend all your money on nice new equipment to keep your crews happy and look high class to the customers. then pay guys 6 bucks an hour to maximize your profitts. 200 yards... for us thats 2 two man crews. you gross $7000 a week... pay out $1000 a week... you sould make $200,000 a year.

    have fun and try not to spend it all in one place.
     

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