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Most NET profit in one day

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by rclawn, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What’s everyone’s (pre tax) most net profit they’ve made in 1 day? What was the total gross before expenses and what kind of job?

    Mine was approx $3000 on a $5k job. I spent about $1700 on the rock, another $300 on misc expenses and the bits and pieces. I’ve found installing materials to be my highest profit margin service, although tree jobs are comparable. I get more competition on my tree pricing though as there’s a lot of guys who aren’t insured that work real cheap.
     
  2. No gloves

    No gloves LawnSite Senior Member
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    Curious what you mean by tree jobs?
     
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    rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Tree removal, trimming etc.
     
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  4. Mowing monkey.

    Mowing monkey. LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Tree removal is big bucks if you’ve got the skills and equipment. And most of the guys doing it in my area are meth heads. A straight up crew could make a killing.
     
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    rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I do really well with my mini skid. Grapple for the branches and pallet forks for the logs. Problem is the stump grinding. That’s the only service I have ever gotten complaints on. I guess I don’t go low enough and saplings start growing. I’ve had 3 or 4 people say something. But if you don’t offer stump removal, a lot of people find a service that does both. If I had a good guy I could sub it to I would be set!
     
  6. Mowing monkey.

    Mowing monkey. LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How do you get the trees on the ground especially big hazardous ones? I do quite a bit of hauling for tree guys but I don’t cut them.
     
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    rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don’t do the big hazardous ones, lol. I only take on jobs I’m comfortable with. Most of our trees aren’t too big in the residential areas where a lot of my work is. If it’s a large tree and I can safely do it with my winch to direct the fall, that’s my bread and butter. I do really well with brush removal too.
     
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  8. Mark Stark

    Mark Stark LawnSite Fanatic
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    We've had some $3,000 net days with gutter cover systems. It's our highest margin work. We don't always get jobs like that that though. It's good work when we do. 2 guys can do anywhere from $2,000-$4,000 in a day. We're targeting more of those types of jobs this year. Fierce competition here for it.
     
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    rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You mean like installing gutter guards?
     
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  10. Mark Stark

    Mark Stark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yep
     
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