What is your profit margin goals?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walker-talker, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Factoring in all your overhead, labor cost and materials,....what are some of your profit margin goals. I assume that they are different for various tasks.....i.e. mowing, aerating, overseeding. From what I gather, mowing would be the least and landscaping and snow plowing would probably yiled the highest.

    Here lately I have been really working on some nuumbers and would like to hear what some of you do.

    Thanks
    MATT
     
  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Does anybody have these goals or do you just bid and hope that you make money? Maybe this belong in the "Elements of Business" forum. Is this information too top secret to share?



    Anyone?
    MATT
     
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    bout 30-35% for maintenance
     
  4. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    About a million a day is my goal!:D
    The rest.....Well........;)
     
  5. Pro Prop Care

    Pro Prop Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    you should put 50% in your pocket if you work and don't just pay others to work for you
     
  6. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 900

    whats profit margin?;) ;) ;)
     
  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    percentage of profit after ALL expenses
     
  8. doublesharp

    doublesharp LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 314

    In retail I worked on the old 1% method
    Buy for a dollar
    and sell for two
     

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