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Where is the most profit in your business?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by dmc456, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. dmc456

    dmc456 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    What service do you provide that has the highest consistant profit margin.
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,279

    Mowing and Aerating
  3. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Mowing has the lowest profit margin. Fertilization has probably the highest. Among other high ones are aeartion, overseeding, dethatching, landscaping and scalping.
  4. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    1. Plowing
    2. Pond Excavation
    3. Mowing
    4. Paver/ Retaining wall installs
    5. Landscape Installs

    In order..
  5. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Mowing for sure....atleast to me it is
  6. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    If you make more money mowing then doing hardscaping, you ain't pricing your hardscaping jobs right!

  7. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    Depends what you mean, % wise or just the cold hard $$$$$. % wise fertilizer or light bulbs but that doesn't put much real cash in your pocket unless you are fertilizing all the sports stadiums in town. My top 4 would be
    1. Christmas Decorations- No equipment expenses
    2. Seasonal flowers-No equipment expenses
    3. Large tree replacements/additions -Subbed out nothing but phone calls and potential warranty issues
    4. Plant replacements

      Best Question I have seen, Thanks, I look foreward to the replys.
  8. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    Gross or Net?
  9. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    Landscape installs and renovations are the meat of our operation. Though not as profitable as the landscaping, Mowing and maintenance is profitable and is a steady cash flow, and often gives us a chance to sell other projects.
  10. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    #1new lawn install
    #2 mulch
    #3 new irrigation
    #4 trees, bushes
    #5 hardscape
    Thats is based on man hrs spent & material cost, to net profit returned

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