Good thred. Everyones business model is different, Im solo and the 1.5 million dollar houses are what keeps me going over the winter. I have found mow and blow on average yards to be more profitable, but theres never anything to do in the winter. One thing that will help everyone is to have alot of good equiptment and backups. I like the idea of using a cheap riding mower, I may do that when I get real old.