If you’ve just started a landscaping business then I’m sure you have a lot on your plate. From hiring workers to registering your business as an LLC, LP or C-corp, starting a business of any kind takes a lot of work. Sometimes in all the hustle business owners can overlook simple things, like getting the right tools for the job.
Today, with that in mind we are going to discuss five tools that will make your landscaping business thrive in 2020.
A Dump Body For Your Truck
If the workers at your gardening business are making multiple trips to the local garbage dump daily, it may be time to consider buying a dump body for your truck. Dump bodies allow you to carry more and easily unload thousands of pounds of waste, saving you valuable time at the dump.
Dump bodies utilize aluminum tarps that can be raised at the touch of a button to dump out the debris in the back of a truck. If you can’t afford an entire dump body, you might consider buying the tarp al a carte and then attaching it to your current work trucks to save time unloading. Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to making a profit in a new business.
A Pressure Washer
Adding new high-value services to your landscaping business is another great way to increase revenue and profitability. That’s why I recommend buying a professional pressure washer.
Pressure washing companies charge over $100/per wash on average to simply spray down a driveway, making it look like new. Adding this service to your landscaping business is the perfect way to give your workers something new to do to keep them entertained while also increasing new business and revenue per customer.
Power washers aren’t all that expensive either. A quality commercial grade power washer from Home Depot costs just $699 and comes with a 3-year warranty.
A Quality Ladder Rack
If you’re having your workers stuff ladders on the top of your trucks, damaging bodywork and scratching paint, then it’s time to upgrade with a quality ladder rack.
Ladder racks are cheap, easy to install and will help make your company look more professional. The last thing you need is for all your trucks to be scratched and dented by ladders. Especially when you consider the average price of a high-quality paint job alone is over $3000.
Concrete cutters are another tool that will allow you to add a new profitable service to your landscaping business. When homeowners want a new path installed you’ll be able to cut out the old concrete and then put in a new path using pavers, stones, etc.
Adding high-dollar services like this to your business is ideal for increasing revenue. On top of that using a concrete cutter isn’t as difficult as it sounds. In just a day you can easily teach your employees how to operate the machine. Concrete cutters can be a little expensive at over $800 on average, but the initial investment will be well worth it in the long run.
Truck Tool Boxes
Finally, after spending thousands on all these tools, you’re going to need somewhere to keep them. Buying quality truck tool boxes for your business is a great way to protect your investments.
Toolboxes are lockable, securely attach to your vehicle, and can carry a lot more than regular tool boxes making them ideal for landscapers. If you’ve ever had tools stolen from a job you know how frustrating it can be. With a quality truck toolbox and the proper training for your employees, you can make sure your tools are safe at any job.
Starting a landscaping business can be a stressful venture, hopefully this short list of tools helps make things easier for you. Remember, if you want to improve revenue and profitability, you need the right tools for the job.