Just curious where you are at.

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Southern Heritage, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,274

    hey chilehead, thats really great to gross 100k solo.
    what do you do mostly?
  2. WorldsStrongestLandscaper

    WorldsStrongestLandscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    3-4 crews in spring/early summer. 2 in summer / fall. 7 crews in winter plowing. 450k. This yr. but say o1-07 we were doing same crews at 750k. Big hit when u must now work twice as hard for 40% less. Not as much landscaping/hardscaping & more maintenance. Most crews are 2-3 men No snow this year hurt my bottom line too.
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  3. clcare2

    clcare2 LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 224

    A nice guideline is 125k gross per truck. Not concrete by any means but pretty close in most instances.
  4. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,099

    our maintenance is very weak, because it's been neglected. We also have a very large, but sparsely populated geographical area.

    Concentrating on building route density next year, there are a lot of do it yourselfers in the lawn cutting world out there i need to break of that habit.

    so we did 50k with one truck this year, the payroll for that crew hit 18 grand.

    We have two construction/installation crews which grossed 308k this year (also incredibly weak due to some intra company issues---ie logistical crap I need to hammer out) Payroll for those crews was right around 90k.

    Company is rife with hideous overhead like a two headed dragon, all things Ill be working on this winter.
  5. Fwilamosky

    Fwilamosky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    All seem like pretty impressive numbers, if you're trying to gross 125k per crew, that is a lot of mowing per week for a crew. How many properties are you handing to each crew to mow a week? For a 2 man crew or a 3 man crew?
  6. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Messages: 1,968

    As far as maintenance, my niche is high-end residential. I also do several hardscapes per year, usually in the winter.

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