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what % growth

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CLARK LAWN, Dec 10, 2008.


    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    just wondering what eveyones growth (or loss) was for this past year. right now im at 43% increase in revenue and still have enough out that i should be at 48% by the end of the year.
    Topsites this is money recieved so dont start running your mouth about what you dont know!!!

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    Revenue was(is) flat to -10%, largely due to only one snow event last winter
    compared to average of 5. Otherwise we would have been up 7-10% if it had been an average winter.
    Margins were noticeably down with the fuel and fert costs for me but we still managed a decent year as we tightened up the ship and trimmed waste wherever possible. With fuel and other costs coming down(fertilizer for one) 2009 looks to be promising. We can only hope.

    2009 will be number 20 for us.
  3. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 993

    We're young and pretty small so the numbers don't mean much, but revenue more than doubled over the past year (100% plus growth). If I can keep the company growing for 3 to 4 years at 50% plus I'll be very happy. We'll see...
  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    We had a 400% Growth this year. Not a bad year i must say.
  5. T&J Landscaping

    T&J Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    What you getting us all for xmas santa ?

    Nice Year bro,, keep it up

    Have not done my books yet, i wait until jan 2nd to look at it all ,,

    I like to enjoy my holidays lol :usflag:

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    the snow this year really helped out bigtime for us. It seemed that we were out plowing at least once a week from mid december till mid march and salting 3-4 times a week. We also got a couple early snow falls in this year already,plowed 3 times and salted 4 times.
  7. pasto_guy

    pasto_guy LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 119

    Wish we had the snow last year. Only plowed once and salted once. That being said, our growth this year was 22.35%. Not too bad, but hope to do better into 2009
  8. ford550

    ford550 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 221

    I have been in business for 19 years. I have had a growth year, every year for those 19 years between 5%-50%. Except this year. We will be down probably around 21%, no complaints though, just need to get back up on that horse. Snow removal will be down 50% and that is what is dragging our other numbers down. We just don't get snow anymore.
  9. nnj18

    nnj18 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,860

    I'm up 150% this year.....but this was the first year I really went after work.
  10. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    My gross #s are above 2007 by 3%. Started aout 2008 being up Jan 28% over Jan 2007, Feb up 52%, Mar up 59%. We had a great snow season, best one I ever seen since doing snow. Snows (non plowable snows) and snow piles lasted into mid June, putting lawn cleanup way behind, causing a major downturn. Early cold and frost hurt big time with cutting back on the mowing season and shortened the season even more. On paper Gross looks fine all thing considring, but net for YTD is only at 82% of 2007 now. My 2007 income takes were quite a bit more than in 2006, nearly double and my quarterly taxes were more than double in 2008 vs 2007, which is why my net is only at 82% of 2007 #s. Last December I plowed 97 drives, this year I plowed 0 drives, not helping my #s at all.

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