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Who is making less money

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by siklid1066, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. siklid1066

    siklid1066 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 148

    How is the 2008 season for most.I had the work,but my income is less.The cost to operate this year was very high.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    So, what else is new?
  3. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,128

    I didn't grow as much as I wanted to this year, but I have already made more money than I did last year with a couple months left to go.
  4. AdamChrap

    AdamChrap LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    Our best year ever!
  5. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    My lawn maintenance numbers are up, my install numbers were horrible this year, very slow on that end. Fuel was a big killer this year, almost double what it was for the same period 2007. Still a decent year, I'm pretty happy. I'm running with very little debt right now, I own everything outright so that has helped me put money elsewhere. I plan to keep it that way.
  6. Green Finger

    Green Finger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 839

    Overall we are having a good year. Can't complain.

    I thank the Good Lord for the Business.

    Ready to take a winter break and Reload for NEXT YEAR!!!!!*trucewhiteflag*
  7. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,390

    I have reached all of my goals for the 2008 mowing season. Still have a few more mowings and clean-ups. I will start next week on trying to pick up some more commercial accounts for 09. And start a goal list for 09 also. :waving:
  8. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    Well, I didn't get as many accounts as I wanted to gain, I think I gained about 6 more though. Did alot of one time jobs for people though. I did have a substantial amount of income compared to years past. I think it's because I tried my hardest to manage money and stayed up to date on quick books. I already have the business plan drawn up for the 09' Season. But don't forget about snow removal, it aint over yet
  9. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Most of our business is fert and spray, we took a huge hit with fertilizer costs doubling, but other than that, it's been about the same as last year.
  10. hillbilly_lawnboy

    hillbilly_lawnboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    i haven't seen much change. i picked up one new commercial contract that helped offset the rising operating cost.

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