When will the market become saturated?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by all ferris, May 4, 2005.

  1. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,309

    How long is it going to take before the market will not support new LCO's?
    It seems like I see 5-10 new LCO's every year and I think they are hungry for work. Hungry enough to be a lowballer? I am proud to say that I have never lowballed anyone because I wouldn't want it to happen to me (even though it has).
  2. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    The market has been saturated with competition since the early 1980's. Prices have not increased very much since that time. In fact, in many areas of the country the price has actually fallen to levels that are lower than they were in the early 80's.

    I was cutting 10k SF lawns in Michigan in 1982 when the price hit $20...wow I was in hog heaven!

    There are guys cutting lawns in the same area for less than $20 today.
  3. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    So dead on. We were getting $80 a acre back in the early 80's!! Today people charge half. Not to mention how cost of business is so much higher than then.

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