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How many accounts

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

  1. cranbourne

    cranbourne LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I have around 85 clients with 3 commercial
    around my work area residential lawns are very small compared to what most of you guys seem to do.
  2. ELS LLC

    ELS LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    We run approx 120 res accounts per truck with two guys. They can do more but then we go over 40 hours. Keep the route very tight. Our average travel time between jobs is 2-5 minutes with some blocks having 4-6 houses in a row. Like my pops used to tell me tighter is better!
  3. aarons lawn

    aarons lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    about 6 grand worth
  4. aarons lawn

    aarons lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    you all cant base it on jobs what do they pay is what it comes down to i could have 10 jobs at 35 bucks or 1 at 350 bucks
  5. Baytownlawncare

    Baytownlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    I am here in the Houston area. All my cuts are biweekly. Works good for me because I work nights week on week off. All my yards are during my off week. So I collect lawn checks and a check from the hospital.
  6. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    49 weekly and 30 bi weekly, So 64 a week with a part time helper. also doing 70 ferts and everything in between. Once spring gets going we'll pick up 5 or 10 more accts.
  7. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 44,458

    Only 13 residential and 3 commercial, hoping to double that this year...
  8. greenacres2010

    greenacres2010 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    last season we had 88 accounts mostly commercial running 2 crews but due to lack of decent workers thinking about dropping about 20 and quit putting up with the dopeheads
  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,359

    106 residential, 24 of them are duplex-triplex-quadplex. I also service 38 pools. Hoping to get 150 yards and another 30 pools this year and hire a full time employee. Just me and the wife right now, occasional her nephew when we do big sod jobs. No commercial and no desire to change that.:usflag:
  10. Southern Pride

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

    Well I'm back. Still retained 90% of my 20 accounts from last year but still have 2 huge customers who haven't called me back yet.

    How do you guys go about retaining your customers? Call? Letters? Just show up?

    I am about to do my flyer campaign first in a target market for spring cleanups (heavy leaf neighborhood) about 250 flyers and then consistant lawn care flyers. I have been picking up a couple yards in the past week with my craigslist postings so hopefully that will pan out. I also hope to retain the 6 accounts I cut for my LCO friend. Those helped tremendously last year. I hate all these bi-weekly accounts but it's a must in my area.

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