Lawn Care Providers Very Optimistic About 2016

LawnStarter survey suggests that 86% of contractors expect revenue increase this year.

As their busy season approaches, lawn care providers are bullish about their business prospects for 2016.

An online survey conducted by LawnStarter, www.lawnstarter.com, found that 86% of the more than 330 providers who responded expect their revenue to go up in 2016 compared with 2015. Roughly 8% of those surveyed predict their revenue will remain the same, while 6% think their revenue will decline.

“LawnStarter’s recent survey findings are consistent with the growth that many members of the National Association of Landscape Professionals have experienced in recent years,” Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Association of Landscape Professionals, tells the LawnStarter blog. “The findings demonstrate that consumers increasingly recognize the many benefits of working with a qualified landscape or lawn care professional and also point to the growing demand for workers to support our industry’s future growth.”

In the survey, 47% of lawn care providers say their No. 1 business concern in 2016 is gaining more customers, while 31% cite the hiring of qualified employees as their biggest concern.

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