Profit Margins

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wints76, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. wints76

    wints76 LawnSite Member
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    What are peolpe's profit margins? Just curious.
     
  2. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
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    With a helper bout 50-70 percent.
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  3. badgerfan

    badgerfan LawnSite Member
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    net profit before taxes is about 55% with two crews my first year
     
  4. lotsagrass

    lotsagrass LawnSite Senior Member
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    Curious...with this type of business, is your tax rate for the money made mowing, etc about 50%??? I do some occasional side work where I basically work as a contractor and the IRS hits me at about 50% :( I was wondering if this is about what you get hit with? So your net profit may be about 55% before taxes but after taxes is it more like 27% or so?
     
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Exactly, most guys on here shoot for @30% or so.
     
  6. JCPM

    JCPM LawnSite Member
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    About 40% after taxes.
     
  7. MOHUSTLER

    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Any business should be able to make it with a 30% margin. Then shoot for a 10-15% increase a year. That alows you to grow steady and not get to big to fast.
     
  8. ADVANCEDOHIO

    ADVANCEDOHIO LawnSite Member
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    Thats awesome!!! For every dollar you bill, you profit .70 cents over and above all expenses???? I wish the margins were that good in Ohio. I gotta move!!! ALCGreg says he gets $60/hr to rake leaves in PA. I dont know where to relocate... My profit margins vary from the maint (mowing) to the outdoor kitchens ($40,000-$50,000 jobs) I will know how this year ended up soon, but I dont think I will avg 50-70%. Keep up the good work!!! :clapping:
     
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's even better in my neck of the woods, I can normally squeeze out 475%
     
  10. MOWNITDOWN

    MOWNITDOWN LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 60

    i make 500% profit. about 200,000 a year. Oh yeah, I'm also only 12 years old and I mow full time already, and I bought all my equipment, daddy didn't buy any of it.
     

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