Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout December on the Grounds Maintenance Web site,

In your estimation, what is the net profit margin (accounting for ALL expenses, including administrative and overhead costs) you earn on a typical job?
0-5% 11%
6-10% 22%
11-15% 23%
16-20% 12%
25-30% 9%
More than 30% 12%

Look for this new reader poll question at

For landscape contractors: Do you provide insecticide services to your customers?

A. Yes, but I contract with someone else to perform the service.

B. Yes, and I perform the service myself or have someone on my crew qualified to do it.

C. No, I do not currently offer this service, but I'm considering offering it.

D. No, I do not currently offer this service, and have no plans to offer it.

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