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Old 12-26-2012, 07:01 PM
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No, it's not an "expense". It's an investment.




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Old 12-27-2012, 12:23 AM
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Do you have any sales tips or books to suggest etc? Working towards the big boy jobs i want to sell and close like one.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:04 AM
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[QUOTE=tthomass;4599246]It has given us some opportunities definitely. I started out design/build and swore I'd never get into maintenance but we had more and more people requesting it...........

We're making this same move next season. I also swore we would never get into mow n blow, but we have lost too many fert and irrigation clients who are looking for a full service provider who can provide everything with one phonecall and only need to write one check a month. We have already built a route from our existing customers that will cover our costs, any new clients we pick up will be icing on the cake. And should give us a foot in the door for future work.



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No, it's not an "expense". It's an investment.
Exactly my outlook on keeping good guys on during the winter. How many posts are on here about finding good employees and keeping them, how many threads along the lines of "i've gone through xx guys this year". Keeping good quality guys on over the winter greatly increases the likelyhood they will be with you the fallowing season. Laying them off seasonally greatly increases the likelyhood of them finding work elsewhere. The investment of keeping a quality guy on over the winter is better than investing in a new guy in the spring and loosing your investment when he doesn't work out.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:25 PM
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Great thread
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:23 AM
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Thumbs up

Todd,

Great thread and outstanding company! Anything new lining up so far this year?
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:17 PM
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Wanted to get your thoughts on your cutaway van set up for a mowing crew, any problems and how many mowers can you fit in it? Thanks
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:43 PM
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Well, I tried uploading pictures once again but get errors. Nothing special about their size but I don't have much time to dig into it. We are really rolling this year and I just hired a second sales person because we simply can't cover the leads. A majority of it is all maintenance but we have had a ton of referrals. I guess we're doing something right after all!? Last year we had about 8 guys at this time and all together we're running about 25 right now. We've definitely been blessed and it's also the spring rush, so things will back off a bit in a couple months. The hard part now is managing it but we're making it happen. I hope everyone is having a great spring!

*The box trucks are great. We have four of them now and they're all wrapped. Look up K&K Manufacturing in Georgia for dovetails and ask for Denise. They're great people, very friendly. If you buy one, ask for the 2' dovetail with longer ramps. We have two at 2' and two at 4'. The 4' swings more and I might be removing them, selling them and buying 2' dovetails so they're all the same.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:42 AM
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Just use photobucket man, you can get the app on your phone too, its almost too easy.
Glad to hear maintenance is taking off.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:24 PM
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Good to see this thread come back to life.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:45 PM
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Back from the dead! Here's a project we did back in the spring. I need to get some completed shots.
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