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Old 03-21-2013, 12:38 AM
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This season is shaping up to be a possible banner year for us..... Except for the D*mn weather! 7 day forecast shows more snow coming and no temps over 32 degrees. Its driving me nuts! As if my season isnt short enough here in WI and now were looking at starting 2-3 weeks late.
Just needed to vent, and no, I dont feel any better now.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:50 AM
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I feel you there. Last year we were mowing on this date but not this year. I'm getting ready to go out now and sling salt. Seems like have to go do snow removal 3-4 times a week this year. Next ten days look like poop days too. It's only supposed to be 27 degrees today
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:59 AM
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What landscaper doesn't think in the spring that they will have a kick a$$ year?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:09 PM
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What landscaper doesn't think in the spring that they will have a kick a$$ year?
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I'm just the opposite... We get a couple nice hardscape jobs lined up, and I still think "well maybe those are the only calls for the year" and stress myself out.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:45 AM
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I'm just the opposite... We get a couple nice hardscape jobs lined up, and I still think "well maybe those are the only calls for the year" and stress myself out.
I worry constsntly.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:13 AM
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Ive got the torpedo heater cranking and mixing mortar with accelerant. Push through!
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:43 PM
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We were just getting started at this time last year and now it will be for sure 2-3 weeks before we can get started since the ground it frozen solid. End of January-beginning of Feburary it looked like it was going to be a early year just like last. I have people asking me when can I get there projects started and keep saying it depends on when we can get started.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:13 PM
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I'm with jbailey. I'm backed up due to weather etc and at the same time I'm looking forward like, wheres the next one coming from?
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:15 PM
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what happens is during the summer the calls start to slow down. Fall is hit or miss. The phones will hardly ring Dec - Feb. So in March the calls start coming in. In April the phone ring all day long.

So a contractor will think "wow, we're really setting the world on fire". Not realizing that most likely nothing new is occuring. And they go out and buy new equipment and trucks because their phone is ringing. Then come November - they're scurrying to make the payments.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:37 AM
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This year is different, were having work carried over from last year which is unusual for me. In addition we are going to start working with another builder and we were refered to him by the builder we currently work for. This builder does quite a few more projects then the other. So yea, looks to be a good year. If you cant stay busy all summer I would re evaluate the business plan and see where your going wrong. Any company thats been in the business for awhile and has employees depending on them should stay busy all season.
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