Thinking more about this. Do you guarantee 32-40 hours for your crew or are they seasonal and work whatever is available? I think that’s where my question stemmed from. What does the average employee expect/get from a landscaping job? I wonder if an owner sometimes has idle time in crews because maybe a contract ended or something.Another account like what?
$15,000 a year?
Contracts come and go.
So you bid everything that you are interested in or is “up your alley” (I don’t bid on mow only hoas and I don’t do snow in residential for example)
Then you balance out which ones you lost and which ones you win
typically if you do not underbid youre never “too full” because someone underbid you on something you always did before.
if you find that you have more wins than you can handle
That’s what over time is for.
If you have way too much you probably screwed up on bidding.
What do you do?
Well I’d just buy more equipment
Hire more people
And find the contracts I underbid and find ways to upsell to make up for the underbidding.
I’m not trying to brag, but I’ve been doing this for 30 years, so these scenarios just really don’t happen to me.
I’ve got lots of practice.