This thread is targeted at people who run crews. I'm not saying others can't chime in, but let's try to stay somewhat on topic. I'm curious if people would be willing to discuss, perhaps without bottom line numbers, what kind of targets they have for profit margin, specifically on mowing crews, but really across landscaping crews, tree crews, whoever happens to be lurking around. Those numbers are fairly easy when you run your own company and maybe employ an assistant, but when you start getting into running a crew with 2-3+ people, they get a lot more complicated. For instance, what are your total costs per day for a crew? What is your target for income per day for that crew? NOTE: For all of these questions, feel free to answer something like: "If my crew's total cost is $X per day, my target income is $1.2X. By the time I clear taxes, I hope my profit is 10% of the crew's productive income." I know people are very secretive about their exact costs with good reason, so feel free to use percentages in this thread. Additionally, I think it might be helpful to note what kind of crew you're talking about. Specifically, things like: -How many people are on the crew? -What kind of work does the crew do? etc, etc, etc. You might also want to include a breakdown of your costs per hour. Feel free to "total" some categories - i.e. the total cost of labor, with unemployment insurance, taxes, etc. And finally, what sort of things do you do to try to minimize your highest costs? For instance, have you made greater investments in equipment to try to minimize your labor costs? And have those measures worked?