just curious

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by rb3771, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. rb3771

    rb3771 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    what is a more profitable business- irrigation installs, landscaping or fertilizer application? I was going to include lawn care but i'm pretty sure that can't compare. any input would be helpful.
  2. DGI

    DGI LawnSite Member
    from SE Mich
    Messages: 173

    If you're not already an above-average irrigator, you're not going to make good money installing in Michigan unless you have a WICKED crew of Mexis, or leave a legacy of hopeless systems.
  3. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    What is more profitable is really relative. If you have 40 well managed mowing crews you are more profitable than three designers charging $200 an hour.

    Is the five star restaurant more profitable than Mickey D's?

    It depends on how many people you can train and manage to do the task, how much of a market there is for your service, how well you can control costs to be as competitive as necessary, and how well you can sell.

    fast food vs. five star
    volume vs. price
    skilled work vs. lower skilled work

    They all work for different companies.
  4. rb3771

    rb3771 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    some very good points. thanks.

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