How is your year?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnsRUsInc., Apr 8, 2005.

  1. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 916

    How is everyones year starting out. I think i have more lawn maint. jobs than i can handle. Normal employee problems we have a flat tire. Oh we are doing the patio at that house i thought we were starting the retaing wall at the other house blah blah blah. Just wanted to see if everyones doing ok.
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    We have more than we can probably handle so this weekend I think I will do some selective customer "weeding" out.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I've been doing that since winter. Except I eliminated 1/2 of my customers and picked up a couple that will make me more. :drinkup:
  4. LALawnboy

    LALawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    down in the south, my job is going great. i've been able to cut since the middle of february and the grass hasn't stopped growing (a good thing for me).
  5. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 916

    For the past 2 weeks we have been recieving 30-40 calls a day. I went from a business maint. mix of 75% residential 25% commercial to 50%-50% This year i landed 5 larger apt complexes 6 office buildings and 3 big a$$ condo projects. Wow does that make a big difference in revenue.
  6. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    Man, throw some my way, Our snow finally melted off and anticipate starting in the next couple of weeks. Our mowing sucks got the rug pulled out from under us by a huge lawn care company we subbed from. :realmad: :cry:
    But when one door shuts two more open, we were called about subbing out some work from a fertalizing co. well we will see how this one goes. Going to be very picky on what lawns and commercial accounts we get from him. But I'm glad to hear things are going well for others. :waving:
  7. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    I'll take 'em. :) Landed 2 more accounts and one of my previous accounts is thinking about going to the "I'll cut everything for $20" guy. :realmad:
  8. blankenshiplawncare

    blankenshiplawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    I have pressed to get large accounts and have landed a couple of them. I have landed more residential though. I have a fear of putting too much time into commercial because of the turn over factor. If you turn over a few residential customers per year you don't really notice the change. If you turn over a couple of $3000.00 per month customers per year and don't pick new ones right back up that would hurt. I'm sure this fear has to do a lot with the size of my business and the ultimate cash flow factor, but it has been a concern of mine starting out my second full time year. Its good to hear your picking up these large accounts. Best of luck to you this year.

  9. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    I wish every one would not want everything done right now.
    Every year from march to june I am so swamped I don't know what to do. Then July hits and every one is going on vacation. All I have are the routine year round accounts. I hate going from 7-10 thou a month to 4000 in sales.
    But then again come October and November when leaves start to fall we are back at it again.
  10. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    First quarter results were up just over 18% from same time last year. Q2 is off to a good start too. Hope it continues.

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