Originally Posted by cpllawncare
Spitfire I wasn't in business back in the day either but I talk to a lot of guys that were and still are, and they all say the same thing " I don't know how these guys are doing it" we can lowball the crap out of a bid and there is always somebody there going even lower, some of these guys aren't even paying there guys minimum wage.
We say the same thing on both the plowing and mowing sides. We have walked in with a bid we figured to make around 5% just to get our foot in the door and we will be in the middle of the pack. How can anyone work for less than 5%? I don't mind breaking even on some accounts to get more work from the customer, but when you are paying to go to work I'd rather stay home or work for someone else.