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Old 11-25-2012, 09:01 PM
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This year was terrible to be quite honest. went from running 2 trucks to running by myself and not even being able to stay busy a 40 hour week. Oh well, theres always next year or if I had it my way getting out of this business would be great too but there arent too many other options out there. I didn't lose a single account due to work quality it was all due to price, people losing their jobs, moving away etc..... oh and one ******* that owned a bunch of my commercial properties that fired me because he was mad at my mom
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:09 PM
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Picked up some good commercial accounts now waiting on some snow to start doing our snow removal services.
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Snow removal in Salem? I didn't think they even got any snow besides that 1-2 days a year?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:13 PM
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This year was terrible to be quite honest. went from running 2 trucks to running by myself and not even being able to stay busy a 40 hour week. Oh well, theres always next year or if I had it my way getting out of this business would be great too but there arent too many other options out there. I didn't lose a single account due to work quality it was all due to price, people losing their jobs, moving away etc..... oh and one ******* that owned a bunch of my commercial properties that fired me because he was mad at my mom
Oh that sucks man, I hate to hear that, but its happened to all of us, the pricing has been getting so competitive its getting ridiculous, I myself have had to lower my labor rate to obtain some accounts, but still a little profitable but not like it was 3-5 years ago for sure. Yeah its always best to not mix family/friends/acquaintances with business...
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:14 PM
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Yeah we already have contracts set for snow removal or ice control.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:15 PM
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Yeah we already have contracts set for snow removal or ice control.
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Oh that's cool, you never know when its needed, I grew up in Keizer....
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:16 PM
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I live in Salem
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:17 PM
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But we service from Corvallis up to Vancouver Wa for landscape maintenance
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:19 PM
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But we service from Corvallis up to Vancouver Wa for landscape maintenance
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That's a pretty big span, how's the market & competition up there? How big are you?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:27 PM
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This year was terrible to be quite honest. went from running 2 trucks to running by myself and not even being able to stay busy a 40 hour week. Oh well, theres always next year or if I had it my way getting out of this business would be great too but there arent too many other options out there. I didn't lose a single account due to work quality it was all due to price, people losing their jobs, moving away etc..... oh and one ******* that owned a bunch of my commercial properties that fired me because he was mad at my mom
I went through this in 2010, I went from having 2 part time employees to working by myself again, and even to this day I do everything by myself, but I've been slowly building up the business again and have been considering an employee again, things sure aren't as profitable as they once were, but any work is adding to the gross revenue, etc...
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:29 PM
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A lot of competition. I ran 3 full times and 1 part time this year for the maintenance. Im hoping to add more employees next year since we just became license.
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