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Old 02-04-2014, 04:15 PM
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even in the wexford area were people are (lets just say not struggling to pay bills), out of 10 customers 1 might even entertain that cost from me. what are peoples opinions on mulching are they making this a profitable job or are they just doing it because its a paying job. Yes I get that big mulch jobs 20+ yards can be profitable. just would like to here others people opinions
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:35 PM
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You gotta be $80/yd minimum, IMO to be worthwhile. Don't give them the breakdown, just the final price.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:36 PM
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even in the wexford area were people are (lets just say not struggling to pay bills), out of 10 customers 1 might even entertain that cost from me. what are peoples opinions on mulching are they making this a profitable job or are they just doing it because its a paying job. Yes I get that big mulch jobs 20+ yards can be profitable. just would like to here others people opinions
Every one of my mulch jobs are profitable, why do them if they aren't? I do most of my work in the Wexford/Allison Park/Gibsonia area and people have no problem paying $100 per yard installed. I think you'll find if you can give a quality product (lots of companies do mediocre work) that people will pay for it. I stay away from the "cheap" customers as they always want to haggle, I won't do a job if I can't do the best work possible. My name is on everything I do, it's all about the type of clientele you're servicing.

Of course I do a lot of estimates that don't pan out because they go with the cheaper guy, good for them. I just know that I can provide great service at a somewhat reasonable price.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:36 PM
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^^^^^^^^^ what he said.

You gotta be at least $80/yd, IMO to be remotely worthwhile. Give them 1 price and if they take it great, if not, move on to the next. While its not hard to figure out, 1 price for everything youre doing sounds much better than the breakdown.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:37 PM
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Annnnnd we're getting absolutely crushed this winter, unbelievable how many events we've had this year.

I'm ready for spring, too much snow and too many crazy hours.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:39 PM
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You gotta be $80/yd minimum, IMO to be worthwhile. Don't give them the breakdown, just the final price. I realize its not difficult to figure out, however, it certainly sounds better and is accepted more with just 1 price.
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I meant to add that too, if they see the estimate as $1000 for 10 yards of mulch I believe they're less apt to go with it. Do $1000 with edging/shrub pruning/weeding/installation/delivery/disposal and you'll be better off. Describe the product just don't give them too much.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:17 PM
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So I'm not out yet, will be as soon as the snow stops. With Salt supplies dwindling, what are you guys doing?
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:32 AM
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Hey, Guy's I'm trying to sell the back-up equipment to make room for new. Let me know if any of you are interested. I'll cut my fellow Pa Brethren a brake...http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...67#post4980167
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:59 AM
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FYI I'm not dead and I didn't quit.

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Old 03-11-2014, 11:03 AM
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Hey, Guy's I'm trying to sell the back-up equipment to make room for new. Let me know if any of you are interested. I'll cut my fellow Pa Brethren a brake...http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...67#post4980167

If I can swing it, I'm interested in the HC-150.

I was recently hit with about $1,500 in vet bills so my "new equipment" fundage took a severe hit. I was able to manage to pick up a new FS90R, and had planned on getting a commercial hedge trimmer to replace my Craftsman (gasp) trimmer, but don't have that kind of money now.

If I can afford your used unit, that will help. I'll check back with you later and let you know for sure.
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