Gross income per day????

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by joelslawncare, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. joelslawncare

    joelslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I'm wondering what a 2 man crew should be grossing each day?
    If you could let me know what your crew or crews try and make a day would be helpful. Gross income. I'm trying to figure out how many cleints I need to make a living? I currently offer weekly mowing>residential @ commercial.
    tree trimming, bed maintenance, shrub trimming, snow removal, fertilizing, etc
    Any comments would be appreciated.
  2. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,718

    When I have 2 guys out mowing I like to make $550 gross for them 2. Mowing rates are pretty beat up around here. I'm happy making that. I know other lco's think they need to make double that I'm sure for mowing grass.
  3. wz2p7j

    wz2p7j LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    That sounds about right for a couple guys with walk behind's and smaller riders doing residential and light commercial. If you can move up to larger properties and 60-72" riders you're probably looking at $1000/day or so. Graduate to wide area mowers and the sky is the limit.

    We have a site we do in about half a day with two crews that grosses about $4500. But there's a 16' and 11' Jac involved and a fleet of 72" riders.

  4. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    I gross anywhere from $400-$600 depending on the day by myself. Two guys and you should be close to$800 a day.
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  5. mowerman41

    mowerman41 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    I average about $550 a day by myself, just bought a toro z500 to speed things up this year. So that number should improve!
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  6. FLC2000

    FLC2000 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,986

    How much do you guys net though?
  7. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    I run about 300-400 by myself 6-7 hours a day. I figure about 550-700 with a helper 8-10 hour day.
  8. wz2p7j

    wz2p7j LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    "Net" will be different for everyone as everyone has different fixed cost structures - office, lease, G&A, etc.

  9. Guzzo856

    Guzzo856 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    $1,300 for a 4 man crew doing commercial
  10. wz2p7j

    wz2p7j LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    4 guys - say, 10 hours a day - $35 per man hour bill rate = $1400

    Your right in there and I made no allowance for road time.


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