Weekly Income for 3-man operation

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lohse's Lawn Service, Jul 8, 2007.

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Weekly Earnings for 3-man crew

  1. $500-$1,000

    4.2%
  2. $1,000-$2,000

    15.1%
  3. $2,000-$3,500

    35.3%
  4. $3,500+

    45.4%
  1. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
    Posts: 213

    I was curious what some of you guys earn in a week. I'm looking for responses from owners who have a 3-man crew. I'm trying to see if it's possible to have a $3,000 week. The most we've made in a week (my two employees and myself) is about $2300, this past week. I pay my two employees $10/hr, and I would like to gross a minimum $2,000/week. Our specialty is mowing, but we do trim hedges when needed. That's about it. I will expand further in the future, but for the time being, I will stick to the normal mowing and trimming. I'm curious to what other 3-man crews are earning on a 5-6 day work week. Thanks.
     
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    In all reality, you should be making 2 grand by yourself in a week. If you are working every day & normal business hours.
     
  3. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,993


    Agreed. You wont have much left over for yourself after expenses with even $3000.00 a week.
     
  4. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
    Posts: 213

    Carcrz, that's what I'm looking for. Thanks for the input.
     
  5. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
    Posts: 213

    I believe it's all a matter of adjusting my prices. I admit, a few of my yards probably are a little cheaper than they should be.
     
  6. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,993

    How many accounts do you have? Average price? Any additional add ons for your company? Mulching? Hedge trimming? etc?
     
  7. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,669

    One of my 3 men cews doing just 4 days residential and one day commercial
    grosses well over $4500 + any extra work for the 6th day
     
  8. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    Myself and one worker gross over $2400 in 3 days of mowing only. I would say a 3 man crew should easily be able to gross $4000/ week with the proper equipment and a tight route.
     
  9. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
    Posts: 213

    I have about 70-75 accounts, and I've probably gained about 35 new ones this year alone. Last year I probably wasn't even making $1,000/week. This year has been the best by far for us. Out of all of those accounts, I'd say about 20-30 are weeklies, and the rest are about every 8-14 days. I have some yards that are $15, which yes, I do realize is extremely cheap and I have some that are as high as $200. I came to the realization on a previous thread I posted a few months ago that most guys won't even drop their gates for less than $30+. I have taken that into practice ever since and I am making more money than what I would have bid it for last year (when I was stupid!).

    We do hedge trimming occasionally, but that's also something I've just began to dive into and trying to understand a pricing guide for trimming hedges. How do your price yours?
     
  10. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
    Posts: 213

    Wow. I'd say I need to bump of my prices. My accounts are all over the place, even though, that probably won't make a $1,500+/week difference. I appreciate the help.
     

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