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$100,000 plus a year

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MWE, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. MWE

    MWE LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 48

    This is for the companies out there that do over $100k a year.

    How many accounts do you have to bring in $100k?

    How many guys do you have working for you?

    What type of equipment do you use? what size and how many walkbehinds,
    what size and number of ztr mowers etc. (don't care about the name brand)

    How many years were you in business before you hit the $100k mark?

  2. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    honestly, you should be able to do $100k by yourself, that seems to be the threshold. That equates out to $50/hr 40 hrs. wk in revenue.
  3. Five Diamond Lawns

    Five Diamond Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    I come close to agreeing with brentsawyer except in most parts of the country this is not a year around business.
    BUT, if your talking net :blob3: than that's a good question.
  4. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,116

    Been busting my hump all year with one employee and so far have grossed about $50K. After uncollectables, $16K has dropped to the bottom line. Not a single week under 40 hours this year (for me). Probably not one under 50 hours. My employee has stayed under 40 hours one week this season. He was hired full time in early March.

    Gross and profit are very different numbers.

    DFW Area Landscaper
  5. Mycannon

    Mycannon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    I mow about 90 and 110 yards a week and we average more $30 a yard basically I gross 3 and 4 thousand a week and we have between 40 and 44 weeks of mowing. I have one worker and we work between 32 and 40 hrs a week. My equipment 1-21" mower, 1-32" wb, 1-44"ZTR, 1-60"ZTR all Exmark, 2-linetrimmers, 2-stick edgers, 2-backpack blowers, 1-shafthedger, 1-regularhedger, 1-chainsaw all echo.
    Acute Cut likes this.
  6. Dwan

    Dwan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    Gross about 6.5K average a week with 1 helper, and my wife helps with the plowing.

    10 yd dumptruck
    975 bobcat
    TB070 excavator
    1 ton dump truck
    500 gal. hydroseeder
    vibretory plow
    Air Cub parking lot sweeper
    3, parkinglot line stripers
    4ea. 1 ton snow plows
    3ea. 2 yd sanders
    misc hand power tools
    maybe a few things I missed

    unlike most of you I kind of take it easy in the summer and put in my long hours in the winter. I may have worked 2 hours this week and my helper has put in 15. He gets paid same weather he works or not.
  7. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    gonna vary to the area n so

    I like to see a full time employee contribute to $70k gross per year
  8. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    We are doing over 300 k per year with 5 man crew.One truck, one ZTR, one W/B, and 2 to 4 push mowers. Only use 3 employees during the mowing week. Myself and my partner handle everything else. But not just mowing. Mowing,Fert. & Spray,Prunning, Sprinkler blowouts, Snow removal. Lawn mowing week is average of 34 hours per week, and 28 week season. 60 accounts.
  9. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    2 full time guys

    $150-$200K year includes snow, but full time guys are seasonal.
  10. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    "How many accounts do you have to bring in $100k?"

    I guess that would depend on the size of the accounts.. I have +/-35 residential

    "How many guys do you have working for you?"

    Me, Myself & I

    "What type of equipment do you use? what size and how many walkbehinds,
    what size and number of ztr mowers etc. (don't care about the name brand)"

    (2) 72" Dixie Choppers (but can only use one at a time) & 22" Toro

    "How many years were you in business before you hit the $100k mark?"

    Too many... :(

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