Originally Posted by GOATMAN GEORGE
Wait, been in business 30 years and cant even cover your mortage?? Its because you lowball and work for pennies just because you cant sell yourself properly all you can offer is low price that is business pitch for a product business not for a service business.
Seriouslyif you have owned a business for 30+ still mow residentials gmfor dirt cheap and cant even cover a mortage your a joke and I hope no one takes you seriously.
Go **** yourself. You have no clue how it is in other areas. Don't forget you live in ultra cheap N.C. compared to where I live in one of the most expensive areas in the entire country to live. Our mortgage is just shy of $4,000 a month BTW. To cover all our bills I would have to CLEAR $6500 a month. Not happening in the lawn business. Not around here anyway. And for your information we have tried many times to come in at higher prices and we have never once been able to pick anybody up at those higher prices. All we ever hear is "The other company quoted $20 so I am going with them". My father has been able to pay his bills by doing this work because there mortgage is a whopping $1,400 a month. If mine was $3000 a month or less then yes I would be able to cover it but its not. I wanted a large property and my wife wanted a very nice house. Combine the two in this expensive area and you are paying $600,000 to 1.5 million for a home.
Here you go. Here is the homes for sale in my zip code. Scroll down on the right and find the one for $925,000 on roxmill CT. That is my neighbor 2 houses over. I am in the dead center of the court.
People don't care. 95% of the people only get somebody because they dont feel like doing it themselves for various reasons. Everybody here thinks it is because they want a professional quality job. For a few that is the case. For the majority it is not. We don't lose out on bids due to poor work. Every lawn we take care of we make it a game to try and make our lawns look better than any around them. It makes no difference around here. Most people go strictly on price. Even our own customers we have had for 20 years have told us they get guys coming up to them in the spring and telling them $20 even though they didn't ask for a price. Our prices were higher 20 years ago than they are now. That is how ruthless it has gotten around here. One day I am going to record our route so you guys can watch the video and witness how many lawn care trucks we pass on the road every day. Many days it if 15 to 20+ in a couple mile route.
So don't go bashing me about something you clearly have no clue about.