Originally Posted by Nj shade
I hear you and feel your pain on the non sign, non tax, non insured etc guys...they have killed the lawn business, close to killing the paver and landscape install business. I'm not as big as you, however I tell potential customers right up front if price is how you determine who your hiring I am not the guy for you, then follow that up with laminated copies of my licenses and insurance certificates to show EXACTALY why I am more than the cheap guys. Personally I don't give out pricing unless I am bidding a job.
I support and am trying to get a statewide landscaper license, decal on truck(s), that can be enforced by local PD to make the business competitive for all. Not to be a complainer but just griping and trying to build support for the statewide license.
I have meeting with my local Mayor this week. The thing is there are laws already on the books that the local PD can ticket and enforce. HIC registration, Pesticide Lic., commercial tags on truck and etc. Every local government is looking for revenue and enforcing these laws could provide some money with the fines and protect residents from people doing work on their property without safe equipment and insurance.
2006 Ford F350 4x4 8FT bed Crew Cab Diesel
2003 Ford F350 4x4 8FT bed Crew Cab Diesel
1995 Ford F150 6FT bed
2 Ferris 61' Deck
1 Ferris 52' Deck
1 Ferris Walk Behind 36' Deck
1 15 Yard Tow Dump Trailer
2 16FT Landscaping Trailer