Per Cut, Monthly, Yearly...What's your take on it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MDLawn, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    U can have a nicer truck and be an ******* and rub it in but bein my second year in business I. Think its a great truck and does the job
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  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds like you're just pretending that you have a choice in the matter. :laugh::laugh:
     
  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Like I said looks like your doing just fine.
     
  4. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    You are exactly right. I don't get it either. Why would a person leave money on the table? Because they don't have as much overhead? That's about the dumbest thing ever said. Lets see. If someone gave me a 5k mower for free (low overhead) and I didn't need it. Do you think I'm going to just give it to someone else since I didn't have anything invested? People that think this way have NO business sense at all.
     
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why? Because it's easier to land accounts at a lower price. It works for them for a while......
     
  6. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Then the "Uh oh" moment happens..........
     
  7. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much do u guys gross a year if u don't mine me asking and net ?
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  8. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't share my gross with anyone but my wife, my insurance agent and the tax man, but my net is consitently over 50% of my gross. That's without taking out my salary. Last year I managed 76% but usually it's in the high 50s. Most of my revenue is from labor.
     
  9. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    good stufff thats a great %, do you have alotta guys workin for you? and what would you say your main work portion is? (installs, hardscape, maintenance, etc)
     
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mostly maintenance and snow plowing. I do lawn renovations and some landscape tractor work too. One or the other of my 2 sons, 15 and 18 will do the trimmer/blower routine with me for 3 or so days a week 4 or 5 hours a day in the summer, but I can do it without them. It just makes for a much easier day when I have help. They both know my whole route but usually only help with part of it in any given week. My books are on the other computer, but usually landscaping is less than 10% of my gross, so that keeps my percentage higher...it would be less if I were consuming a lot of materials. I didn't have any major repairs or purchases in 2011 which helped too...bought a new backpack blower and that's about it.
     

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