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Old 04-30-2011, 09:15 PM
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Yeah I'm probably into mid to late June already, each rainy day pushes it farther back! More sunny days please!
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ya I know if I dont get any jobs which I know I will did 3 estimates today alone, I will still have june booked because of hedge trimming, alot will need done then
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:06 PM
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I cant believe how busy I have been this year. I have picked up 4 new yards and keep getting asked for estimates. I lost the big mulch job I bid. I bid it at $2200 for 26 yards of mulch and edging and the other bids were $1700 and $2700. Needless to say the $1700 one won but the homeowner only wanted to pay $1100. Oh well, on to the next one!
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:32 PM
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I cant believe how busy I have been this year. I have picked up 4 new yards and keep getting asked for estimates. I lost the big mulch job I bid. I bid it at $2200 for 26 yards of mulch and edging and the other bids were $1700 and $2700. Needless to say the $1700 one won but the homeowner only wanted to pay $1100. Oh well, on to the next one!
Eh you don't want those types of people anyway... $1100 to do 26 yards of mulch? That barely covers the mulch cost! I'd say even $1700 is low!
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:43 PM
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Eh you don't want those types of people anyway... $1100 to do 26 yards of mulch? That barely covers the mulch cost! I'd say even $1700 is low!
yeah i couldnt believe thats how much she wanted to pay. And the 1700 was very little profit to the point of where it wouldnt be worth doing. I guess when you live in a 1,000,000 + house in North Park you have to be cheap.
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yeah i couldnt believe thats how much she wanted to pay. And the 1700 was very little profit to the point of where it wouldnt be worth doing. I guess when you live in a 1,000,000 + house in North Park you have to be cheap.
Yep, I have a house on Olde Villa Drive off of Babcock, they're pretty cheap. Don't really want to spend more than they have to!
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:53 PM
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Yep, I have a house on Olde Villa Drive off of Babcock, they're pretty cheap. Don't really want to spend more than they have to!
I have a few customers like that but most of them just have me do work and are fine paying what ever I ask them for. I am always leery of doing this though. And speaking of Babcock, I had a bin fly out of my truck after it was improperly secured after leaving a yard. It luckily bounced into a parking lot off of babcock and not into oncoming traffic. It gave me the worst scare of my life! Needless to say I triple checked EVERYTHING before leaving each yard. That was always my worst fear and it happened.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:57 PM
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I have a few customers like that but most of them just have me do work and are fine paying what ever I ask them for. I am always leery of doing this though. And speaking of Babcock, I had a bin fly out of my truck after it was improperly secured after leaving a yard. It luckily bounced into a parking lot off of babcock and not into oncoming traffic. It gave me the worst scare of my life! Needless to say I triple checked EVERYTHING before leaving each yard. That was always my worst fear and it happened.
Oh I hear you man, some clients will complain about $1 extra for something and others don't care what it costs, just do it!

I've had barrels fly off my truck at my old job in NY on the highway at least a handful of times - it's really not fun... I make sure everything is good to go before taking off, definitely my worst fear.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:52 PM
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I have a few customers like that but most of them just have me do work and are fine paying what ever I ask them for. I am always leery of doing this though. And speaking of Babcock, I had a bin fly out of my truck after it was improperly secured after leaving a yard. It luckily bounced into a parking lot off of babcock and not into oncoming traffic. It gave me the worst scare of my life! Needless to say I triple checked EVERYTHING before leaving each yard. That was always my worst fear and it happened.
ehh it happens, I have lost a barrel or 2 before I worry about them on the highways and usually have to stay under 50.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:45 PM
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ehh it happens, I have lost a barrel or 2 before I worry about them on the highways and usually have to stay under 50.
Yeah it was my first time and probably wont be my last but it sure was scary!
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:22 PM
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Getting rained out is starting to become a regular thing around these parts. Looks like I will be running a day behind this week also. I have a large new account that I got a couple days ago, but I can't get to it with all of this rain. It has some drainage issues and will require a couple of dry days in a row for it to be cut with a larger mower.
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