We provide excellence in our work, down to the very last detail.
1. A property or portfolio has 1,000 bushes that get hedge trimmed six times per year.
2. Wages are on the rise so we are going to use two wages to illistrate our point. This example only factors in wages and not the cost of gas and oil to run a hedge trimmer and blower or other expenses including workmans comp, disposal fees, etc
3. At $10 an hour for labor the annual cost is roughly $4,000
4. At $15 an hour for labor the annual cost is roughly $7,200
Now add in the cost of gas, oil, insurance, disposal fees, etc and multiply it by the numer of years a property owner owns a property. There is no need for these expenses.
"When prices rise... consumers often trade down in the types of menu items they order, choosing a sandwich instead of an entree, or…leave off beverages or dessert… (Bonnie Riggs, restaurant analyst for NPD Group).”
The quick service restaurant industry is seeing implementation of technology to reduce reoccurring costs and improve order accuracy. Some restaurants have or are installing kiosks for customers to order at and some are installing robots in their kitchens to reduce their exposure to labor cost increases. There are some robots on the market that can trim bushes but there are issues with them outside of a controlled environment like a nursery like theft or being run over by a vehicle.
On Time Landscaping is watching for technology to help us improve efficiency and reduce costs. If customers have ideas to help us and them save money, we would appreciate hearing from them.
a customer called us frantic because one of their hedge trimmed bushes caught on fire at the entrance to their drive through, maybe from a cigarette. Typically hedge trimmed bushes have a reasonable amount of dead wood just below the outer layer of leaves. They had to shut down their building and the shopping center while the fire department dealt with it. Thankfully no one got hurt. We want to minimize the chance of this happening for other customers and why many times removing the improperly placed plant and installing one of appropriate size for the area saves customers money and does not mean looking at an untrimmed bush.
We look forward to hearing from you.