Organizing your landscape trailers can reduce the time hunting around for tools and materials, but even more importantly, jobs get done faster because you can drastically cut down on unnecessary trips to vendors to pickup parts, tools, equipment, etc.
Landscaping is a highly competitive market. Super-profit is not about selling work at prices above the norm. Super-profit is generated through efficiency and productivity. Super-profit happens by making the most of every hour, eliminating waste and generating more total revenue per man hour.
Consumers need to be protected. Heck, when we’re not working as landscape contractors we’re consumers ourselves. I’m sure you want your consumer rights protected as well. While it’s great that homeowners are protected, I just want to know one thing, who protects us?
The most common excuse for missed paperwork, missed information, poor communication, or forgotten planning is that ‘we were too busy’. Foremen time for planning is essential to maximizing productivity and minimizing mistakes/rework.. but where do they get the time? Read on to see the agenda for “the perfect day”.
In many cases these problems were blamed on being ‘too busy’ or ‘trying to get the job finished on time’. But we all realize that in many cases this is not true – problems creep in when we’re too busy doing the wrong things. In this meeting, the foremen discussed how they could better manage their time (and responsibilities) with better priorities and better delegation.
Is your landscape company showing your employees how they are being measured, or you all out there playing in the dirt as a way to pass the time while making some money? If you’re not jobcosting and reporting results regularly, then you’re not measuring. If you’re not measuring, I can guarantee your company, and your people aren’t trying hard enough.
Ever printed a .pdf drawing of a landscape project just to get out the ruler and hand-measure everything? If that’s you, check out this tip about a free tool that allows you to measure, markup and make comments directly on .pdf drawings.
The spring rush gets the landscape industry every year, but don’t get caught with your head in the dirt. Take time to make sure you’re doing the right things at the right times. Its a lot easier to do less work, but profitably, then to do lots of unprofitable, unorganized work.
A new report was launched for Landscape Management Network’s estimating tool that will improve the way you plan and manage labor, equipment, materials, and subcontractors.
The average landscape contractor only bills 60% of their actual capacity for sales. Although this is bad news for most landscape contractors, it’s good news for those who have the desire and the will to get more efficient. There’s enormous potential right there within your business. In this video, we’ll discuss how to measure your capacity, your efficiency, and a few of the best ways we found to reduce waste, improve sales, and improve profits.