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am i slow???

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jds720, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    so im a solo operater, and it takes me around 8hours to get 9 accounts done. some are full service, some just basic. all residental. desent size houses. im just trying to pick up the pace a little! not sure if thats normal:confused:
     
  2. Rcgm

    Rcgm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 326

    Ask yourself a few questions. Are you making money after it is all said and done and everything is payed for? Do the properties look good? Are you happy? If you answered yes to these questions then who cares if you are slow.



    RCGM
    Brad
     
  3. J.A.G LAWNCARE

    J.A.G LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    no way 2 know, I am solo and one day I CAN do 23 in 10 hours the next day maybe 8
     
  4. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    The important part is to make sure (1. you are doing a good job, and (2. making enough money.

    If yes to both of those, then I wouldn't worry about it too much.
     
  5. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    isnt the reason your out on your own to work at your own pace????? make the money you want take your time do it right and try not to retrace steps.
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    No, that's actually super fast, I'm still working on getting UP to 5 yards a day.
    Then again I'm 41 and age and wear and tear from abuses years ago...

    But it takes time, to get up to speed.
    I mean TIME, weeks, maybe a month or two.
    Even in my 7th year, it just don't come like crack-boom-bang in real life.

    You just gotta take your time, concentrate on quality, let speed come along on its own.
    Which, if you're wondering if you're slow I would have to say you're doing it right.
     
  7. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,120

    Thats about what I would be doing with your equipment list (with my clients, not sure what sizes, ect, you have. I am solo right now also.
     
  8. thesodfather

    thesodfather LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    are you kidding?
     
  9. Paulup

    Paulup LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    Yes, he is.
     
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    How many sq ft are the lawns? I can do 3-4 25K lawns in an evening if I really bust my a$$.
     

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