net profit=$ per lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    the trend here is becomming this: buy $120,000 worth of equipment. get as many lawns as you can, an easy way to do $20 on lawns that should easily be $30. this guy , has 300 lawns, he said after all is said and done, he makes $4 per lawn profit. is it just me, or is this insane?
  2. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Sounds nuts to me.Also sounds like he won't be in business for to long either.
  3. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Don't see how he could keep up and running for long.
  4. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    $4 times 300 = 1200 per week and you have 30 weeks up there. So he is netting $36,000. Those are some pretty razor thin margins. One 52" mower takes a crap and you are down to $29K.

    Perhaps you should get to know his so you can get some cheap equipment when he goes belly up.

    Or if all he is doing is sitting at home and making sure the bozos mow, then it isn't so bad. But if he has to do any work other than paper work. Too Scary.
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    he does very little himself as far as the actual work goes. he's been in busy as a small timer for many years, and just went "big" 2 yrs ago. i know what he's doing, he's living on cash flow, not actual profits

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