How many accounts

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by ChevHayes, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. RandallM

    RandallM LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 122

    24 accounts in my second year doing this part time. 75% weekly, 25% bi-weekly with an occasional call or to do one-time cuts. It's been a good year.
  2. DitchDr

    DitchDr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Total single family home accounts is 211, Have 2 condo complexes that are all flats totaling 250 units. 27 commercial accounts, 1 big industrial account , 198 fert accounts, as far as tree accounts, we are on retainer for 5 apt complexes and 2 HOA's
  3. Juan91

    Juan91 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    we're at 27, all residential, we gained about 17 this year and lost 1, but that's because we don't care for scalping a lawn. Next season we r trying commercial and hope to make some more $$, plenty of opportunities
  4. Gary Campbell

    Gary Campbell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I carry between 70 and 80 commercial and residential...I also contract with my city for the two cemeteries here, about 12 acres total...this number is almost too much for one man to do, I plan to reduce it gradually until I retire.....Ive been doing this for 30 years
  5. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
    Messages: 1,382

    First season working for myself finally. Not some A-hole :D anyway, right at 20 residential. (Started in April with 3). I also am handling 6 accounts for a friend all season, so around 26. My problem is, with the economy, everyones wanting Bi-weekly cuts :/ which is no problem but that means I'm really only cutting 15 a week. I want to be doing 50-60/week consistantly. Then I'll pump the brakes and see where I'm at.

    Do any of you guys in the mid south have customers constantly requesting Bi-weekly cuts also?
  6. mikeslawnlandscapeohio

    mikeslawnlandscapeohio LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    We are mowing around 350 per week. Some weeks more, some alittle less, just depends on this dry weather.
  7. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
    Messages: 1,382

    How many crews? And would you say your profit margins made a big increase or very little with doing THAT many accounts vs. say 200

    I ask because I have a friend who went from 70 with 1 crew to 100 with 2 crews and said his profit margins didn't really get that much better? I'm wondering if the more and more you go up, the less profit you will see.
  8. mikeslawnlandscapeohio

    mikeslawnlandscapeohio LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    I run 2 crews, with 3 guys per crew.

    The profit margin has stayed pretty close to the same. We mow around 200 bank homes per week and around 150 regular clients. As long as your profit margain stays the same and does not go down, you are doing good. We stay around 35%-42% profit
  9. calligreenthumb

    calligreenthumb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Started in 2007 with 17 accounts and have 86 residential accounts, work with a property management company and a couple real estate companies. I actually don't mind the bi weeklys so i have a light week every other week to do installs and cleanups.
  10. GreenmanCT

    GreenmanCT LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 557

    i have 25 mowing accounts which equals 40 acres. Ideally i would like to have 10 accounts and 100 acres. Plan on stayin solo.

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