My 1st year and Goals for next

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Poncho25, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Poncho25

    Poncho25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Well all its been a good year to start, even though I started in July which was kind of late I did ok.

    21 residential clients (yearly)

    $27k before taxes and the rest :)

    Goal for next season:
    add another 20 or so residetial accounts
    and try for 1 or 2 Commerical.

    Thanks everyone for the help they gave to me when I 1st started and continue to give when I have questions. This 1st year was pretty nice to me, and next year I will double my client base maybe more!

    :drinkup: :drinkup:
  2. BQLC

    BQLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    :cool: way to go
    good luck next year but i would try for 30 + next year
  3. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    That's great. Try not to get more than you can handle though. Remember to focus on quality for the first few years to get your name out. The numbers will take care of themselves. Goodluck in 07.
  4. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    If your going to add 20 or so more next year you my want to add hirer a helper to tha list. good luck in 07!!
  5. Poncho25

    Poncho25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    yeah, i been thinking that, but will hire as I get the work....I have no idea how to even look for help. I figure once i get over 30 something yards adding someone even if its part time work, will keep my days nice and short and allow me to get more work as getting a house completed will be alot faster.
  6. kentuckylawns

    kentuckylawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    any advice on how you picked up those 21 residential clients? I need all the help and advice i can get!
  7. Poncho25

    Poncho25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    I did door hangers to start, the rest came from word of mouth. And I created a webpage and listed it on line so when people do a search they will see me.
  8. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    Awesome job poncho haven't seen ya in a while, now I see why all that work ya got great 1st year hoping my 07 start will be as successful.
  9. GardenDoorNW

    GardenDoorNW LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    What kind of response did you get on the door hangers?
    How many did you put out to get that response
  10. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Know that most guys will want full time work. If you have 30 yards, you will hire the guy and need 60 the next day,1st guy is the hardest to hire.
    If you are working now, hire two guys, one to replace you and a helper. Helper is cheap, spend your time building the business, Fill that truck and than you work #2 till you can replace you again.

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