Your Biz Size, Sales, Services, & Yearly $$ Goals

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by PlantscapeSolutions, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,980

    This may have already been done before but I thought I'd give it a try. I thought it would be interesting to start a little business biography thread. You never really know who does what on here. Here's my example.

    1. Experience- 11 years in business as a corporation
    2. Annual Sales- $275 - $325K
    3. Employee's- I have two crew members and a foremen not including myself in the count.
    4. Services- Maintenance, landscape design & install, landscape & holiday lighting, and arborist work.
    5. Education-Fours of year college including AutoCAD
    6. Languages- My Spanish stinks but I'm trying!
    7. Yearly Take Home Goal (including benefits like company truck, fuel, insurance, ect.)- $80K
    8. Biz Base- Buda, TX
    9. State of origin- Maine
    10. Licenses & Biz Memberships- CDL, BBB, & TNLA
    11. Customer Base- Mostly residential high end accounts.
    12. Biz Software- QuickBooks

    Let's try to stick with these dozen categories so the thread doesn't get hijacked or run off on a tangent.
     
  2. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male
    Posts: 1,692

    1) 7 years in buisness lawncare, landscaping maint and install snow removal
    2) sole proprietar myself and 2 workers
    3) $200,000 a year gross
    4) high school grad with no college education
    5) goals are to be a debt free company in 2 years and to go 100 percent landscaping next year.
     
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

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  4. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    2 years in lawncare
    9 years snowplowing
    making money in the winter
    breaking even in the summer
    sole proprietorship
    goal is to make more money in the winter and make money in the summer

    I like to keep things simple.
     
  5. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,418

    1) 2 years in lawn care and design/build
    2) 145k-165k annual sales
    3) 2 crew members(i am the foreman and everything else)
    4) Maintenance, Irrigation, Brick Pavers, (Basically a design/build company) everything but fertilization and arbor work
    5) Sophmore in College(one year of Horticulture, now working on my finance degree)
    6) English only (took french and spanish throughout early education)
    7) Yearly Take home goal: 45,000(still on my parents health care plan thank god)
    8) Birmingham,MI
    9) Michigan
    10) Shoffers, BBB, SIMA, MLCA
    11) Residential (medium to high end) Condo Complex's and apartment buildings
    12) Quickbooks and AutoCad
    13) By the time i graduate college: Goals are to be debt free, have a college education, run 2 crews, Be able to buy a house with no mortgage, find a finance job goodpaying with benifits or either go full time with my business if the economics are right
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  6. GroundControlLandscapes

    GroundControlLandscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Hey guys new here, just finished our first mowing season in business! ready for winter!
    1. 5 years experience, 1st year in business
    2. Grossed $75k this summer and still climbing into fall and winter
    3. Myself and my business partner
    4. Landscape Maintenance, Install, Low voltage lighting
    5. HS
    6. We speak English.. This is America!! :usflag:
    7. Yearly Take Home Goal (including benefits like company truck, fuel, insurance, ect.)- $80K
    8. Central Oregon
    9. Oregon
    10. State of Oregon Landscapers Board, Bonded
    10. Mostly residential high end accounts.
    11. Lawn Pro 4
     
  7. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,980

    I've changed my signature to better reflect what type of business I am. Lots of guys put kind of silly stuff like string trimmers, blowers, and everything but the kitchen sink in their signatures. It'd be nice if there was a format used for signatures to allow people to see what credentials the people posting material have.
     
  8. cooperthumb

    cooperthumb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    1. Experience- 6 years in business as a LLC.
    2. Annual Sales- $625,000 UP 24% YEAR OVER YEAR
    3. Employee's- 2 FOREMAN 6 CREW MEMBERS & I SELL WORK AND EMPTY THE TRASH
    4. Services- Maintenance, landscape design & install, landscape & holiday lighting, TREE AN SHRUB, SNOW, DIRECTIONAL DRILLING(NEW THING).
    5. Education-HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE & ALL THE CLASSES A LARGE LAWNCARE COMPANY COULD SEND ME TOO
    6. Languages- ENGLISH
    7. Yearly Take Home Goal (including benefits like company truck, fuel, insurance, ect.)- $135K
    8. Biz Base- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
    9. State of origin- MISSOURI
    10. Licenses & Biz Memberships- CDL, BBB, & ANGIE'S LIST, ELOCAL, GOUPON, SERVICE MAGIC,
    11. Customer Base- NOT PICKY IF YOUR IN OUR COVERAGE AREA AND YOU PAY WE WORK
    12. Biz Software- REAL GREEN SYSTEMS, QUICK BOOKS, LANDSCAPE AUTO CAD, MAP POINT
     
  9. idealscape

    idealscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    Experience: 25+ years
    Employees: 10 Foreman, 75 Labor
    Services: Design, Installation, Irrigation, Site Management and Snow Removal
    Education: Some College
    License/Certs: RLC, RIC, pesticide applicator and BMP cert.
    Sales: $4-5M

    www.idealscapenc.com
     
  10. goose

    goose LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    Began full time in 1999 , 35 employees , maintenance ,landscaping , lighting , pools and hardscapes. $3 million
     

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