Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

i need help


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-17-2011, 10:27 AM
dell dell is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 5
dell is on a distinguished road
Default i need help

OK i just bought 100 clients run i know i need to get at least 2 more people for that run .but i don't know what to pay the to guys 1 driver and on helper . i all so got a run of 72 clients that is mine but it takes me 2to for 3 days a week to do.and on that run we are 3.the run that i have now are pretty far apart .but the other run is pretty close should i keep the guys that i have and try to do them all.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 12-17-2011, 10:51 AM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by dell View Post
OK i just bought 100 clients run i know i need to get at least 2 more people for that run .but i don't know what to pay the to guys 1 driver and on helper . i all so got a run of 72 clients that is mine but it takes me 2to for 3 days a week to do.and on that run we are 3.the run that i have now are pretty far apart .but the other run is pretty close should i keep the guys that i have and try to do them all.
Is this for lawn maintenance or snow removal? I'm assuming lawn maintenance.

Any sort of set pay, or commission per lawn. Paying hourly will cause problems, as they will slack.

From experience, two people should be able to do 100 lawns per week, starting their first lawn at 8AM and finishing around 2:30PM.

3 people will make a perfect crew, the time you save with trimming and having two mowers running is rather impressive.

Depending on what you charge per lawn matters most, and will define how much you can spend on employees. It wouldn't hurt to start them at let's say $4/per job and then raise it up from there depending on their productivity.

For the average lawn;
1 Man: 20-30 minutes
2 Man: 8-15 minutes
3 Man: God Mode Activated
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-17-2011, 03:06 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,951
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Also, will these employees be working with you and be supervised by you or are they going to be running their own crew?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-18-2011, 10:17 AM
dell dell is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 5
dell is on a distinguished road
Default need help

no they would have there own truck? or should i get 3guy crew with me and just to them all?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-18-2011, 06:36 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

The more the better, give or take. Too big a crew will have people in each others way.

It really depends how much you can afford to spend on crew.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-20-2011, 08:57 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,951
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Are these going to be all new employees? I would think it would be better to be working with them for a while before you spin them off on their own truck or it might turn out to be a disaster.

How will they know what you expect of them or how will they know how to interact with your customers in the way you want them too, etc?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
Today 08:48 PM
by Cpadgett
4 71
Your Time Lawn Care
yourtimelawncare
Today 01:12 PM
Today 01:12 PM
by yourtimelawncare
0 17
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
Today 11:36 AM
by Steve
5 101
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
Today 11:32 AM
by Steve
8 9,718
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
05-27-2016 12:20 PM
by Wolf4dk
3 9,436
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
05-26-2016 04:45 PM
by lawngawd7
9 369
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
05-26-2016 04:34 PM
by Crossett73
91 33,754
Hello from Alabama
pruzilla
05-25-2016 01:20 PM
05-26-2016 08:14 AM
by pruzilla
2 71
Hello from Centreville!
Daveylawns
05-23-2016 09:04 AM
05-24-2016 04:08 PM
by Steve
1 90
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
05-23-2016 08:41 PM
by Steve
1 83
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
05-23-2016 09:06 AM
by Daveylawns
10 3,804
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
05-21-2016 06:36 PM
by rmccutchan
2 101
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
05-20-2016 07:08 PM
by Stevenor92
8 241
Intro
LaraRahmani
05-18-2016 02:54 PM
05-19-2016 02:43 PM
by Steve
2 132
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
05-18-2016 07:34 PM
by Stevenor92
4 211
New mower!!!!
Stevenor92
05-18-2016 03:46 AM
05-18-2016 06:39 PM
by Stevenor92
2 136
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-18-2016 02:59 PM
by LaraRahmani
1,249 435,280
Stupid idea?
hopolb33
05-13-2016 11:25 AM
05-16-2016 11:22 AM
by Steve
1 180
Planting SKYBOUND CEDARS
FrankieeLawnz
05-13-2016 03:59 PM
05-16-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 165
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
05-15-2016 11:12 PM
by Tree geek
2 212
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-13-2016 11:15 AM
by Steve
11 425
Hello from great state...
Cel1980
05-11-2016 09:00 AM
05-13-2016 11:07 AM
by Steve
2 184
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
05-02-2016 02:33 PM
05-11-2016 03:54 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
10 464
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
05-09-2016 07:08 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
16 5,558
Echo SRM 230 trouble.
Jack Rabbit
05-08-2016 06:16 PM
05-08-2016 11:22 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 171
Toro ZTR Issues
rsanchez1203
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-07-2016 10:26 AM
by Steve
2 193
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-02-2016 11:52 AM
05-03-2016 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 319
» Popular Tags
advertising become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss break business education business help business management contractor hacks deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimates free lawn care fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade hydro increase customers jjandm lawncare landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawncare lawn mowing lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch new business planting plowing raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care roundup safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel solo solo backpack sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up swzt toro timecutter tree tree pics tree service video walk behind what to charge work from home
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:57 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:57 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy