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- For landscape companies who provide winter services, on average snow and ice management makes up less than 10 percent of their total annual revenue.
- A third (33 percent) of companies offering snow and ice management services reported an increase in gross sales revenue last winter (2013-14). However, only 22 percent of contractors project an increase in gross sales revenue for this coming winter, and the majority (64 percent) expect this revenue to be flat.
- In preparation for Winter 2014-15, 17 percent of respondents will be purchasing plows; 15 percent will be purchasing snowthrowers/blowers; and 17 percent will be purchasing salt spreaders. The average contractor plans to spend about $18,000 on new equipment prior to the start of Winter 2015-15.
- Nearly 40 percent of respondents indicated they’ll be offering
snow and ice management services for the first time this winter (2014-15). And
of that number, more than half (61 percent) report more than $200,000 in total