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New Years Resolutions?......For Your Company

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by born2farm, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Anybody making big changes for 2016 within your company? We have been revamping our systems and looking forward to smoother operation within the company and better sustained growth going forward.
  2. icebreaker

    icebreaker Member
    Messages: 80

    Looking to have company design website,and do advertising for first time in long time. Never had to since first couple years I got started always had lots of work from word of mouth, but some customers have lasted away, and commercial properties got bought out , and alot switched to maintenance companies.
  3. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    All my work is word of mouth. I don't even have a website. This year I'm having someone design one. I would also like to find a foreman and get me out of the field more. I thought I'd have my helper step up, but he's not really the leader type. I'm tired of working 8+ hrs rushing home to shower and then doing bids all evening.
  4. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    I want to use more technology for both selling and for job tracking
  5. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    I would also like to find an office with a shop and quit working from home. Feel like such a hack when a customer wants to meet me in the office and I have to tell them I work from home and will meet at their place.
  6. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    Find yourself a garage/building as a shop and put an office in it....
  7. KildonanSnowRem

    KildonanSnowRem Member
    Messages: 72

    Yup. It is pretty awkward having that talk.
  8. KildonanSnowRem

    KildonanSnowRem Member
    Messages: 72

    Going through a full blown re-branding period, effective yesterday (Jan 1). Re-branding to something that is not location specific and can scale. Adding a new crew effective next week when the truck is available to pick up from the dealership. Buying all new lawn equipment and trailers. Hoping to do 6 figures in revenue in my first full year.
  9. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    Getting better management in place(which can be a little tougher when most employees are college aged) and eclipsing the million mark
  10. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 750

    Have enough work this spring that I only need to be out in the field when we are getting behind on jobs and mowing. Find land with a small building of some sort and sell like 350,000 this spring so we can start growing a little better.

    And start growing my relationship with my customers

    I agree it sucks working from home. I really hope this is the year we can afford a place
  11. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    Crunching #'s,might sell off all my excavating equipment,get rid of 3000sq ft shop.Buy an enclosed trailer and go back to my roots and bring my business back to 100% remodeling contracting. Less overhead,less hassle.Keep a small plow route,just enough to keep me,my brother in law and nephew busy for 6-8 hrs.
  12. snowcrazy

    snowcrazy Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 402

    While everyone else is talking about growing, I'm downsizing in accounts. Money isn't everything. Time with family and friends is to me. Tired of saying "I can't make it" to family functions etc. just want to make enough to be financially stable. I'll find that happy medium. That's my goal
  13. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    I want to revamp my contracts as well
  14. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,157

    Planning to raise the beer price in the soda machine in my shop to $50 a piece. Loosing to much money at free. :eek:Thumbs Up