WTB Lawns FT. Worth, TX & Denton County

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JDavisTexas, May 29, 2004.

  1. JDavisTexas

    JDavisTexas LawnSite Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 42

    I am interested in buying some lawns in the Fort Worth, TX Metro and/or Denton County area. Anyone interested please contact me by e-mail at jdavistexas@aol.com. I will provide phone number afterwards and we can set a meeting.Thanks for your interest.
    Jim
     
  2. Top Notch

    Top Notch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Just be patient.

    As soon as the temp hits 100 or so, your phone will start ringing. Every year, I get calls from folks complaining of disappearing lawn guys when it gets real hot.
     
  3. JDavisTexas

    JDavisTexas LawnSite Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 42

    Thanks for the reply. I am just getting anxious. Business is starting to pick up. I am just ready to do more. Would like to be at 15-20 yards a day. Would purchase some commercial to fill that in faster.
     
  4. thapco4

    thapco4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    how many you got on your crew? here in Keller, we're doing good to get in more than about 15 with a 3 man crew. if you're looking to get 20 per day in this area you're gonna be hating yourself in august unless you have 5 people on a crew.
     
  5. JDavisTexas

    JDavisTexas LawnSite Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 42

    Right now I am solo. I will add personnel as the business comes in. A guy can do 8-10 average size residetial yards a day solo, with the right equipment. It's not how many you have, it's what you do with them.
     
  6. thapco4

    thapco4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    I agree with the 8-10 (our area) actually more like 10-13. However I think you will find that getting 20 yards in a day is tough unless they are packed right next to each other.
     
  7. JDavisTexas

    JDavisTexas LawnSite Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 42

    I spent about eight years in route sales development with a tire supply company. It is all about planning, But I have to pick up the business close enough together. Right now it's not to bad, I don't have any days where my customers are over ten minutes apart. I have one day where I go to Ft. Worth for a couple, but they are family/ friends so I don't mind. I am going to try to fill that day with just Ft. Worth business.
     

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