Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #31  
Old 01-08-2013, 12:35 AM
yardguy28 yardguy28 is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,465
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpllawncare View Post
you don't call up the electrical company and try and get a cheaper price.

And how many power companies are in town? ONE! BIG DIFFERENCE!
one??? really are you serious???

we have like 3 or 4.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 01-08-2013, 01:11 AM
cpllawncare's Avatar
cpllawncare cpllawncare is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 2,647
Quote:
Originally Posted by yardguy28 View Post
one??? really are you serious???

we have like 3 or 4.
OK! I'll give you 3 or 4, that vs how many LCO's? And yet still how many utility companies can you choose to do business with at your house? Probably ONE! there are three or four here also ONE for each city in the county! My point is, you can't pick and choose utility companies like you can LCO companies so that is not a fair comparison. There are hundreds of LCO's, vs three or four Utilities, try again.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-08-2013, 08:29 AM
yardguy28 yardguy28 is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,465
well you can try again as well because your still NOT convincing me to allow people to dicker with my prices.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 01-08-2013, 10:42 AM
cpllawncare's Avatar
cpllawncare cpllawncare is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 2,647
Quote:
Originally Posted by yardguy28 View Post
well you can try again as well because your still NOT convincing me to allow people to dicker with my prices.
All I'm saying is build in some flexibilty it doesn't have to be a lot but a little. If you show people that your willing to work with them it helps a lot.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 01-08-2013, 11:43 AM
Turf Dawg's Avatar
Turf Dawg Turf Dawg is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Gainesville Texas
Posts: 3,651
It is not "lowballers" that get to me. It is the fact that these "lowballers" are not legit that gets to me. I just wish we had an even playing field. Our state, counties and cities or always saying they need money. Well, why do they not go after these people? Our State, Texas, has us collect tax for landscaping so why do they not go after these people? My county charges me the same tax rate as my residence on the value of the equipment I use for my business, so why do they not go after these people? By the time I pay my commercial vehicle insurance, commercial general liability insurance, county taxes, Uncle Sam, pesticide license with ceu's, irrigation license with ceu's and ect........ I am way behind the 8 ball. They can do the job cheaper and still make more profit and that is what drives me crazy.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 01-08-2013, 01:52 PM
Sean Adams Sean Adams is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,622
What are the potential disadvantages/liabilities of a home owner hiring an illegal or an illegitimate business?
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01-08-2013, 02:06 PM
Turf Dawg's Avatar
Turf Dawg Turf Dawg is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Gainesville Texas
Posts: 3,651
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Adams View Post
What are the potential disadvantages/liabilities of a home owner hiring an illegal or an illegitimate business?
Depends. Probably nothing but let's play the "what if game"

Equipment catches fire and burns house, surrounding crops or other homes

Someone gets injured by flying debris

Expensive vehicle or home damage [owners or neighbors]

and the list goes on

If something happens who is the person going after the illegitimate business or the property owner that hired them?
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 01-08-2013, 02:23 PM
Turf Dawg's Avatar
Turf Dawg Turf Dawg is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Gainesville Texas
Posts: 3,651
Sorry, I forgot the part that really gets under my skin.

Your area is probably different than mine, but in my small Texas town that has about as many housing authority type homes as the regular homes the Mexican population is going crazy. Now Hose A, Hose B and Hose C gets them a mower and mows for cash at a cheaper price. Now since they are mowing for cash they say they do not have any income and go down and get home and utilities for almost nothing along with food and medical while the legit guy is not only getting under cut but is also making up the difference in taxes to pay the home, utilities, food and medical for the guy that is lowballing/illegitimate.

Burns my arse as bad as a two foot flame
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-08-2013, 02:27 PM
yardguy28 yardguy28 is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,465
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpllawncare View Post
All I'm saying is build in some flexibilty it doesn't have to be a lot but a little. If you show people that your willing to work with them it helps a lot.
why would I want to show people I'm willing to work with them when I'm NOT.

my price is what it is. you either pay it or find someone else. pretty simple if you ask me.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 01-08-2013, 02:28 PM
ELS Landscape's Avatar
ELS Landscape ELS Landscape is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas
Posts: 694
One or Two percent of their home value depending in their homeowners policy deductable.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Adams View Post
What are the potential disadvantages/liabilities of a home owner hiring an illegal or an illegitimate business?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:08 AM.

Page generated in 0.07259 seconds with 9 queries