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bigw
03-26-2008, 07:47 PM
I was doing a 4.5 yd mulch job this morning when my phone rings and its one of the bigger hotel chains in my area and ask me to come give them a quote for lawn mowing. I got their and before i left i had the job so i was really excited. The guy said they didnt want any big company sending in different guys every week and that they would give me the oppertunity.
Its a little under 2 acres and hardly no trimming at all,also little if any edging. I flat out asked the property manager where i needed to be and he said the last company was charging 160.00 a week so i said that would be ok but gas has gone up since then and he agreed and said lets call it 180.00...now thats what i call a good catch dont you think? Any way it made my day and my week!!

flattoplawncare
03-26-2008, 07:50 PM
Hey Big,
Good for you!!

KrayzKajun
03-26-2008, 07:59 PM
Congrats Man!!

bigw
03-26-2008, 08:00 PM
Hey Big,
Good for you!!

thanks buddy and i also got a 75.00 bi weekly one today also, it will probably turn to weekly though. I did lose 2 jobs this week but they were both small 30-35 and problamatic customers so i didnt really mind losing them. Today more then made up for it.

Ric3077
03-26-2008, 08:01 PM
Good job! Sounds like a fair price!

flattoplawncare
03-26-2008, 08:40 PM
Man i wish i could be out mowing and doing cleanups and such.

Carolina Cuts
03-26-2008, 08:46 PM
Right on BIG!
those last minute 'calls' are always great when they end in your favor!

THRIFTY
03-26-2008, 08:49 PM
Sounds like your on your start to a great year! How many accounts do you have set up for this year if you don't mind me asking?

Grits
03-26-2008, 09:20 PM
Good job! Have yourself a beer!

born2farm
03-26-2008, 09:25 PM
good job BigW. im kinda disapointed because i havnt got a single call this year,

A to Z lawn care
03-26-2008, 09:31 PM
good job man and good luck

DA Quality Lawn & YS
03-26-2008, 09:38 PM
born2farm - you hang in there little buddy, if you are a hard worker people will notice:) I will be pulling for you to get some good business this season.

good job BigW. im kinda disapointed because i havnt got a single call this year,

born2farm
03-26-2008, 09:44 PM
born2farm - you hang in there little buddy, if you are a hard worker people will notice:) I will be pulling for you to get some good business this season.

thanks im hoping once the lawns actually start growing they will call. i sent u a pm.

bigw
03-26-2008, 10:04 PM
Sounds like your on your start to a great year! How many accounts do you have set up for this year if you don't mind me asking?

Well so far i have 29 residentials and 4 commercials and i just signed up my first 2 fert accounts on a yearly contract. Oh and clean ups and mulch jobs out my butt..im trying!!

lawncutterupper
03-26-2008, 10:36 PM
Good job big!
How are landing most of your biz? Newspaper, flyers , word of mouth?

jiggz
03-26-2008, 11:09 PM
great news cuz!! its the best when stuff like that happens.. good luck this season

nemow
03-26-2008, 11:16 PM
I was doing a 4.5 yd mulch job this morning when my phone rings and its one of the bigger hotel chains in my area and ask me to come give them a quote for lawn mowing. I got their and before i left i had the job so i was really excited. The guy said they didnt want any big company sending in different guys every week and that they would give me the oppertunity.
Its a little under 2 acres and hardly no trimming at all,also little if any edging. I flat out asked the property manager where i needed to be and he said the last company was charging 160.00 a week so i said that would be ok but gas has gone up since then and he agreed and said lets call it 180.00...now thats what i call a good catch dont you think? Any way it made my day and my week!!


Congrats!! Wanna sub it to me for $70 per week:laugh: At the rate your going seems like you will be one of the big dawgs by July!! :usflag:

kleankutslawn
03-26-2008, 11:21 PM
great work big

bigw
03-26-2008, 11:42 PM
Good job big!
How are landing most of your biz? Newspaper, flyers , word of mouth?

I have one newspaper add and i sent out post cards but now im starting to get little things here and their by different ways.
I mean i had one guy call and say hey i seen the wall you built outside your house..can you build me one.
My sign in my yard has gotten me a few also. Truthfully when i get a call for a clean up or anything else i just try to sell any and every one of my services and a clean up ends up being a mulch job and etc..thanks for all the nice comments guys!!

ACA L&L
03-26-2008, 11:51 PM
good job!! Your work did all the talking for ya on that one. keep it up.