Ideal Landscaping

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by idealscape, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. idealscape

    idealscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    Sorry its a little messy...but hey, we run a business outta here...cant always be perfect...








  2. idealscape

    idealscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    haha, you gotta love the random picture of an employee washing dishes...haha this one might wind up on next years Christmas slide show!
  3. idealscape

    idealscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    Some days you win, some days you lose...truck aint that bad, but the '93 Ford Taurus it hit is totaled...cost of doing business though I guess. When you put multiple trucks on the road go ahead and plan on having a few accidents...

  4. RPM90

    RPM90 LawnSite Member
    from Philly
    Messages: 134

    so how many employees do you have?
  5. idealscape

    idealscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    Between Install, maintenance, irrigation and office staff we have anywhere from 90-100 in season and keep about 45-50 off season. Depends on install jobs. Last summer when we were building a rec. facility we had 111 employees on payroll for about 3 weeks.
  6. Elks

    Elks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    nice setup! Im impressed
  7. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    What do you use/do for scheudling and billing? Advertising?
  8. idealscape

    idealscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    Scheduling is done the old fashion way...We have that big dry erase board in the foremans conference room that has 2 weeks worth of schedules on it. Everything is hand written up on a work order. Currently...and thank god...we are scheduled out through 2014 for large install jobs and only accepting small local jobs as "fill in" work. Our billing is done through Quickbooks, but without our Office Manager working 50 hours a week it would never get done. She is a life saver! Advertising has never been something we have done. We have never run an ad in any publication or used signs. Our trucks obviously have our name and number on them, but until a few weeks ago we didnt even have our website up and running. We have sponsored a few golf tournaments in the area, but most of our marketing is word of mouth and through long lasting relationships with the right people. I try and have lunch with a different person each day, whether it be a property manager, developer or even a homeowner.
  9. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,284

    WOW you guys are Huge.
  10. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    Thats quite the ditch witch trencher you got. Is that for large irrigation installs like athletic fields?

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