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Oregon, Anyone?

Discussion in 'Network: West' started by who123, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. SouthValleyLandscapeMaint

    SouthValleyLandscapeMaint LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    This year was terrible to be quite honest. went from running 2 trucks to running by myself and not even being able to stay busy a 40 hour week. Oh well, theres always next year or if I had it my way getting out of this business would be great too but there arent too many other options out there. I didn't lose a single account due to work quality it was all due to price, people losing their jobs, moving away etc..... oh and one ******* that owned a bunch of my commercial properties that fired me because he was mad at my mom:dizzy:
     
  2. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

    Snow removal in Salem? I didn't think they even got any snow besides that 1-2 days a year?
     
  3. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

    Oh that sucks man, I hate to hear that, but its happened to all of us, the pricing has been getting so competitive its getting ridiculous, I myself have had to lower my labor rate to obtain some accounts, but still a little profitable but not like it was 3-5 years ago for sure. Yeah its always best to not mix family/friends/acquaintances with business...
     
  4. Gilbert503

    Gilbert503 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Yeah we already have contracts set for snow removal or ice control.
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  5. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

    Oh that's cool, you never know when its needed, I grew up in Keizer....
     
  6. Gilbert503

    Gilbert503 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    I live in Salem
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  7. Gilbert503

    Gilbert503 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    But we service from Corvallis up to Vancouver Wa for landscape maintenance
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  8. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

    That's a pretty big span, how's the market & competition up there? How big are you?
     
  9. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

    I went through this in 2010, I went from having 2 part time employees to working by myself again, and even to this day I do everything by myself, but I've been slowly building up the business again and have been considering an employee again, things sure aren't as profitable as they once were, but any work is adding to the gross revenue, etc...
     
  10. Gilbert503

    Gilbert503 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    A lot of competition. I ran 3 full times and 1 part time this year for the maintenance. Im hoping to add more employees next year since we just became license.
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