These are the days on our lawns 2014

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 35DollarLawns, Mar 22, 2014.

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  1. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    What? You think the Franklin crew can do everything?
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  2. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    aaronmg - I am certian we(old company) was as large in most aspects of the industry as the big guys but we had it spread out and managed per truck so it appears we are small.

    On average every crew handles only small amounts of gly and 2,4d say 5 gallons of each per crew a year
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  3. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    That is a yes and no type of deal.
    I am up at 6:30 am to prep for my day
    At 7:00 am we would open the offices and start faxing work change orders etc.
    At 8:30 crews would arrive and be on job at 9:00am and work until dark

    My town crews do the same
    I get them out the door and I am done for the day, I leave and go sell jobs .
    Me and a guy take a rig and go sell if we get a client , we do the jobs no" we will be out tomorrow if it don't rain"

    Me and the guy does direct selling
    we make a drive into a town and try and fish for clients in the areas we want to work.

    Once every crews full and the season rush is over I go fish, travel etc. I usually work the spring rush( late this year) Easter memorial day 4th July week, LaborDay, Thanksgiving and Christmas....... Se mothers and fathers day.

    My average Monday- Friday mowing schedule consist of the new clients we pick up so it's got a solid base for the crews to work from. We get the account where the client wants it and the crews maintain it.
    We average 2 jobs a day in some towns to 5-6 in small tight projects when we look for them.

    I love taking a eye sore of a lawn and turning it into the nicest lot on the block.
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  4. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    aaronmg - the only Internet presence we have is when our name comes up from post on this site.
    I don't advertise off the Internet , it causes a lot of calls outside of our work areas .

    The Internet is over hyped for its purpose I did a Craig's list ad and got more calls wanting us to advertise their wrap then work related stuff, as a fact in one month it's yet to land 1 job 12 calls and 0 in revenue, I won't post there again.

    If I have a possible client who asks about us on the net I simply explain to save them money we opt away from that kind of advertising and if they want to see our work in scale
    The can visit our facebook photo album and look around
    And it will give them all kinds of ideas of projects we have completed without sub contractors
    Lawn renovations, general maintenance,tree work, hardscape installation, water features, stone & masonry work.
    List goes on and on just dont like bragging, besides I am now smaller.

    I just don't advertise as I like the skill of hunting for the right customer over them wanting you as most that want you, only want your price, if it's cheapest.

    The sales teams we have in place finds enough new and add on work to win over the net.
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  5. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    There is a lot of work we get into that never gets talked about on this site as its bragging but we roll through the add on work. Wednesday in Franklin one ofthe mowing crews was asked about $10'000.00 budget for add on work price may go closer to 7k.

    In 15 minutes 1 client was sold, wants her front lawn renovated $15-$1800.00 (9000sqft) and she want a natural flagstone party patio across her back lawn(450 sqft )
    When it's done if there is no underground I sticks should be completed in a day
    Then the same client Informed them to mow the neighbor, check for 250.00 a month is in the same place as hers, 12'000 sqft ,done deal.
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  6. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just for the fun .........

    Do you not still work in your business, doesn't everyone? As the revenue increases so does the responsibilities of every man involved in a company, unless they are lazy or lying they won't ever say the work gets easier and mowing this time of year is real easy compaired to alot of tasks that needs done in this industry.
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  7. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well the Easter week end is upon us ! Hope everyone has a eventful, family fun week end.
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  8. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    To answer your question............

    They do it all........ :clapping: :drinkup:

    That's why they're my favorite :cool2:
  9. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
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    Ok well since it's for fun......assuming your salary is AT LEAST 5m (based on the fact that your alimony was 2.4m) I'd guess your company has got to be grossing over 100m pretty easily.

    I find it very odd that the owner of a 100m company does field work, yeah. I would think your time would be better spent managing it rather than running a trimmer.
  10. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Redsox read it again it's not alamony it was my personal investment to insure I could see my child.

    I had 8 mil in the bank so it was change

    I love how you guys assume I make 5,10 100 million I love it . Not anywhere near that big
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