What Is your Most Profitable Job In your Business?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Daner, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    Lets hear It...would It be Aeration...Fert...Reno...sod...Mowing... Tell Me what makes you the most buck for the bang.
     
  2. J&T Kiev

    J&T Kiev LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.W In.
    Posts: 416

    Installs--my overhead for installs is less verses Maintenance. .. Lower overhead with a higher "net" return. I gross about 3x's as much doing installs over maintenance.
     
  3. shane mapes

    shane mapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 537

    installs as well. been in bus. for a few years and have not done to many ..., but i did a few this year and made good money .. i will do more next year..much better profit then just mowing.. plus you can pay workers a few dollars more per hour....
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Bed care (weed, insect, and disease control).
     
  5. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    We have a mix of renovations and some installs.
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Snow plowing then aerating
     
  7. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Plantings, then hardscaping.
     
  8. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    I too Find Aerating to be a good add on for the lawn care biz.

    With the Installs you have your mark up on materials etc
     
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    aeration is real profitable, but so is sprinkler winterization. if i could do this all year i would be rich!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    Leaf cleanup. Especially this year, leaves are dropping real late, it hasn't stopped raining/ snowing for 2 wks., and it gets dark so early, homeowners dont have the time in the evening to do it and it rains or snows on the weekends, so they call me. They know how much work it is, and I stress the fact that the wet leaves are much harder to work with, usually they are willing to pay a little more, if not they can call someone else.
     

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