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How much money

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by ajslands, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    hey quick few questions I have. Oh and I'm not. Looking fir actual dollars, I was hoping I could get percentages.

    How much money should go to the company?
    Also how much money should go to laborers?
    How much money should go to the owner of the compnay?
    And how much should go towards wear and tear on equipment?

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  2. easycareacres

    easycareacres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 367

    18 and want all the ground work provided for oneself, go do it then calculate before you dream my friend.
  3. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238


    I was hoping the person giving the numbers would be sober and has passed 4th grade English! Guess that leaves you out!
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  4. betterlawnsandlandscaping

    betterlawnsandlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,134

    u must be 100% underpriced, cause my magic geenie says you need 200% ...

    Seriously, it will vary an extreme amount from business to business. You're gonna have to figure out your own expenses and costs.
  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    our labor runs around 20%
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,921

    I'm impressed, an intelligent question.

    Wow, labor costs are really low down there.

    FCPWLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    I don't mow grass.... But that isn't nessisarily true. Based on percentage, 20% really does not tell you how much he's paying. My example is 10%. While that seems low, it is not actually when finding that we shoot for $250/man hr billed. Now it is revealing that labor is making $25/hr.

    So it really depends on what the guy is charging to determine if 20% is low or high.

    Just wanted to point this out. Because, without ALL the numbers, these percentages are not really going to help original poster.
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    our start pay is 10.00 an hour. our Crew leaders start at 15.00 per hour.

    the highest paid crew leader is paid 18.75 per hour.

    this is around 20% we call Monday. employee day. because most all of mondays take home, goes to the employees for the week.

    FCP's numbers are simaular to ours. a 3 man crew, should make 250 to 300 Per hour this is NET.
    granted you will loose from this number due to BSing.
    as you know. Firdays are Obummer days. uncle sambo takes 1 day of the week.

    fuel/utilitys/insurance, ect ect ect. takes tuesdays. Wednesday and thursdays are for the company.

    here in Texas in Aug, it's hot. we loose about 2 hrs a day for breaks

    when you sit down and figure YOUR company. you may find the numbers the same.


    how much should go to the owner.
    well it depends on how the company is structured.
    if your operating under a DBA, he all the money is his.
    if your under an inc.
    he draws a pay check just like everyone else.

    if you dont have the structure right, you can find your self in prision. or paying a hefty fine. and loose the company.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2010

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