Hello all, I've been doing mostly lurking on here and making good use of the search tool but I have a question I couldn't find an answer for I was hoping someone could help me out with. I went out on my own this year for the first year ever. Most of my experience is as a high end construction and later maintenance manager for big company's here in Chicago. I want to eventually break back into the maintenance game but this year I focused on residential design build with a patio emphasis. Next spring will be my first season with public marketing, I have a big yellow page ad "CD Size" and an optimized website in the works. Most of the season I was working alone and had a guy or two help me out with the labor intensive hardscape work but had some work droughts here and there. For the most part I'm happy with the season and the bills will get paid through the winter. My only marketing this year was word of mouth and flyering on slow days. (I distributed 4,000 flyers in April and May.) I completed 24 projects so far and expect to wrap up another 6 before Thanksgiving, 2 are in progress. So here's my question. My gross income percentage up until now and projected through this season are listed below by month. I'm big into data and feel like I had a slow mid season and wanted to know what everyone else's design build season looks like compared to this apples to apples. Average light and heavy months for design build enhancement work? March 1% April 17% May 18% June 15% July 11% August 13% September 12% October 9% (Projected) November 7.5% (Projected) Thanks everyone for whatever thought you may have on this subject.