Who is doing well this year?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Full throttle lawn care, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Full throttle lawn care

    Full throttle lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 151

    All you guys talking about it being slow this year makes me wonder if there are ANY LCO in central Florida that feel the same? This is my first year and I'm already slammed with more then I can handle. I'm at the point were I tell them on the phone that my min is 40.00 no matter how small there yard is just to save me from bidding price shoppers and soon I will just have to tell them that I'm booked. Is there anyone from the Groveland,clermont Florida area? I need help!:dizzy:
     
  2. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,557

    This is my first year also. I have yet to advertise and already have 7 customers. Keep in mind, I'm 15, So I'm not doing to bad!
     
  3. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 603

    I'm doin good, I got 70 yds and I'm solo. I used to maintain over 150 yds a week with 2 crews, but last summer I moved north and sold off all those accounts and some equipment. I'm up to 95 accounts but of course u got those biweekly's in the mix so it comes out to mowing 70 a week. I dont wanna go back to hiring and firing people, puts too much stress on me. All I gotta worry about now is me. SOOOOOOOOO, I'm HAPPY
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    lol I'm gearing up for a lean year here in virginia, we've had a 4-hour drizzle and a 1-hour thunderstorm in the past 8 weeks. But I'm glad to hear it's not like this everywhere.
     
  5. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Posts: 680

    ehh....doing ok here, just tired of seeing minivans with trailers and old mowers out there....my area is full of them...but other than that im doing ok, more bids on the dumpest things than ever this year but ehh moneys money right
     
  6. Neil M

    Neil M LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    My first year and only 2 cut accounts. Did some spring cleans (Lots of work). I have an ad in some local papers. hoping for the late calls.
     
  7. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    mowing 40 hours a week, plus mulch jobs and all....much as i want for now....
     
  8. TripleTsLawnCare

    TripleTsLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    We have been picking up at a good pace. Being in central Florida. I don't see where LCO's are slow. Business is good.
     
  9. Adam3669

    Adam3669 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 311

    i have a mini van and a trailer...

    but im pulling an 06' 36" stander RH.
     
  10. A1A Lawn Care

    A1A Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    I am having a lot of trouble, but in this area the grass is just now growing good and we are starting to get some decent rain. I am new to the biz and i have 4 contracts, and ive had afew mulching and cleanup jobs. Im hoping that it will pick up soon, i know its going to take some time. Ive invested 10k into this to get started, and im going to think confident and keep attacking the market and make sure that i do the best job around so that word of mouth and recommendations pay off.
     

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