Landscape and Lawn Care Services
SIC 0782 | NAICS 561730
The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.
Select from the following sections or scroll below for a complete listing of available resources:
▪ Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
▪ Financial Information and Financial Ratios
▪ Compensation and Salary Surveys
▪ Business Valuation Resources
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Lawn & Landscape Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for landscaping and lawn care professionals, with special supplement issues including "Top 100 Companies in the Landscape Industry" (May issue), "State of the Industry" (October issue), and "Benchmarking Your Business" (November issue). Digital editions of the magazine are available free online, with free subscriptions available to qualified parties.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
North Coast Media LLC
Monthly trade journal features news and information for full-service landscape contractors, with content sections featured in each issue including "News and How-To's" which covers the latest industry news, trends, reader tips, and best practices; "Business Insider" which provides practical advice on running a profitable business; and "Profit Centers" which focuses on ideas and strategies by service segment.
Cygnus Business Media
Green Industry Pros
Monthly trade magazine provides the latest information on news, trends, products, and technology for landscape contractors, with sections included in every issue including "Green Industry Insider" which covers the latest news and trends, "Business Management Toolbox" which provides business tips for business owners, and "Contractor Profile" which takes a look at how firms thrive in today's market.
Tree Care Industry Association
Monthly trade publication features news and information for commercial tree care providers, with topics covered in various issues of the magazine including business operations, new products and services, safety best practices, machinery and equipment, and tools and supplies. Digital archived editions of the publication are available free online, with free print subscriptions available to U.S.-based companies.
Financial Benchmarking Data
Landscaping and Lawn Care Services
http://www.bizminer.com Search for "561730"
Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed financial benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Lawn & Landscaping Magazine
Benchmarking Your Business Report
Online interactive tool provides provides industry average and optimal range benchmarks for direct costs (cost of goods sold) and indirect costs (general and administrative expenses) as a percentage of net sales, with benchmarks reported by geographic region (e.g., East/Midwest, South/Southeast, and West/Southwest) and primary line of business (e.g., maintenance, lawn care, and design/build).
National Association of Landscape Professionals, Inc.
Operating Cost Study
http://www.landcarenetworkstore.org/ Select "Business" topic section
Operating cost survey provides financial and operating performance measures by revenue segment, with financial data provided in the survey including income statements, balance sheets, and financial, productivity, and return on investment ratios, and revenue segments covered by the survey including contractors, design/build, exterior installation, exterior maintenance, lawn care, and mixed revenue.
Operating Cost Benchmark Report
Annual financial benchmarking report provides detailed financial performance measures for tree care companies based on data submitted by TCIA member companies, with financial data provided in the survey including income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios, and participant profile data provided including annual net sales, revenue sources, customer mix, and staffing levels.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
Lawn & Landscaping Magazine
Benchmarking Your Business Report
Online interactive tool provides provides average salary and hourly rates for job positions on a national and regional basis, with salaried job positions covered in the survey including crew foreman, designer, architect, account manager, and owner/president, and entry level/experienced hourly positions covered in the survey including mower operator, spray technician, construction worker, and irrigation technician.
Wage & Benefit Survey
Annual wage and benefit survey provides salary and hourly wage data for personnel employed by tree care companies, with salary data broken out by job position on a national basis, and with hourly wage data broken out by job position (e.g., foreman, climber, technician, laborer) on a national and regional basis. Wage surveys are available to members only; contact trade association for more information.
Business Valuation Resources
Landscape and Lawncare Companies
Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses that provide services such as landscaping installation and maintenance; lawn mowing, trimming, and leaf removal; fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide applications; and tree planting, trimming, and removal.