How's your year starting out?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by ProCuts Lawn Care, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    so far so good. Up 210 on the year after cancels. Now its just a matter of replacing the bad seeds I picked up with 2 for every 1 that I lose or fire
  2. nlmct

    nlmct LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 423

    im finally gonna start may 8 up to 8 lawns not alot but its good for me
  3. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,878

    Is that with plowing? How many crews/employees?
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  4. Sponsor
    Messages: 804

    ^^ Crazy great start to the year by those numbers! I won't hit 100k gross until August lol.
  5. Sponsor
    Messages: 804

    Likewise here in MI. Still wrapping up Cleanups this week and checking the lawns 50/50. Will be starting our first full run next week probably. Tons of rain this week too!
  6. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,853

    Really slow start to mowing, but have been busy with clean ups, mulch, and the occasional cut.

    Email and phone has been slow so far, only picked up a handful of new customers, and turned down some stuff I wasn't into.

    Today has picked up, two emails from customers asking for estimates for services they did themselves last year and a mowing estimate request.
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  7. JeremyKuhn

    JeremyKuhn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 517

    Just finished off my first full mowing run last week, I'm up 5 customers from last season. Only had 6 last year and this is my first year actually being licensed so I'm rather happy so far.
  8. Fwilamosky

    Fwilamosky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Season is starting pretty good, lost a couple accounts but up about 11 new ones. Booked up until the end of May for mulching and cleanups. Can't complain, might add a guy or a new truck. Good luck to everyone.
  9. jonnyz37

    jonnyz37 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Some of you guys are talking about picking up a bunch of new customers already this year. One even said with Zero advertising dollars my question Im brand new, with only 7 regular customers. And i spent several hundred dollars to get them. So far im making more from mulch jobs from bandit signs than i am regular grass customers. So guys......what is the key to getting customers? Ive tried door hangers.....craigslist......bandit open to any ideas. And i have a website, but i havent done anything to get it brought up by web searches. Maybe i need to focus there?
    thanks guys
  10. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 43,551

    Going pretty well here, just shy of 100 yards of mulch installed over about 10 places and up around 75 mowing accounts, up about 15 percent over last year. No advertising, all just word of mouth or people seeing my 3 lettered trucks.

    First full week of mowing last week, poopy rain this week.
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