How much do you personally make a year?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by MJK, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    After you pay your suppliers, workers, insurance, payments and taxes, how much do you take home at the end of the year?

  2. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    I am not familiar with that term "take home"
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Asking for a little too personal info and what makes you believe anyone would post the true amounts.

    Also it would vary and could vary widly from yr to yr.
    If you do snow and have a good yr it can add over 6 figures for some, If you only do hardscape it will vary from solo to employees to the # of commercial vrs. residential.
  4. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    whats the minimum wage again? :hammerhead:
  5. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    Enough, a tad better then minimum wage .As MAC suggested, many variables exist year to year, different biz structures etc. And our complete picture is plowing, maintenance, landscaping and hardscapes.Many variables.
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Yes a bit too personal for me to answer.
  7. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 946

    Hey Marc,

    That is a pretty personal question. As many have said there are to many variables, and it is not so cut and dry.

    If the question that you are really looking to have answered is: Can you make a living doing this? Then the answer would be yes.

    Does it usually happen within the first couple of years in business? No, not usually. It is possible but not probable.

    Lipinski and Josephs, two very large companies in our area, started off very small. Lipinski is like number 5 in the nation (I think) in snow removal. Stephen Joseph went to high school with my brother- in- law. He started with a push mower in the back of his pick up. He now runs a multi-million dollar biz.

    I know that this isn't exactly what you asked, but I hope that it helps.:)

    Just take the time to learn from people like: Mac, Bill, She, Rod, etc., and that will help you to get where you want to be in a timely fashion.
  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Last year I took home a hair over 9 million.

    Then the bank called and asked me to stop writing bad checks.
  9. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Pick a # 1-3 and add _00,000:weightlifter: Your in the ballpark
  10. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    i only cover my normal and credit card really

    the rest i invest in the company

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