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Old 08-05-2000, 05:00 PM
Eric ELM Eric ELM is offline
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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Chicago, IL USA
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1. How many years in the industry? 15.5 years mowing 24 years plowing snow
2. How many employees? 1
3. Are you licensed? Yes
4. Are you insured for liability? Yes, $1,000,000
5. Is you equipment insured? Yes
6. Is your truck covered by a commercial or personal policy? Commercial
7. Do you charge by-the-cut or monthly all year? Cut
8. Do you have a minimum? Yes, if not Free
9. What is your cheapest lawn? $25 if not Free
10. What is you largest $$ lawn? $160
11. Are you a member of any professional associations? No, but I associate with members of the Best Group Of Professional Lawn Guys here on Lawnsite
12. Are you certified in any grounds management programs? No
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Old 08-06-2000, 02:38 AM
yardsmith yardsmith is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Ohio
Posts: 626
7yrs.
1
of course
1 million/2 million aggregate
of course
commercial
by the cut/some weekly/ others monthly
$25 minimum- otherwise I don't bother
$15 for older lady I've had for years
$175 for lawn & back field at one place
no; never helped me get any biz, so dropped it. If I want info I look it up on the net or get a book- I do consider this forum a professional association
not yet







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Old 08-06-2000, 07:08 AM
jrblawncare jrblawncare is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 445
1. 13 years part time - 1 full time.
2. Me and a part timer for installs.
3. Yes
4. Yes 500,000
5. No
6. Personal for now,this will change soon.
7. By-the-cut...billed monthly..for now.
8. Yes..it was 25.00,but now is 20.00..too many low-ballers.
9. 20.00
10.50.00
11.No
12.NO
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Old 08-06-2000, 07:17 AM
thelawnguy thelawnguy is offline
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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Central CT
Posts: 2,412
Im surprised at the number who have personal insurance on their trucks-this is almost the same as having no insurance at all, when going from route to route. For myself, the commercial policy was also less money when I started up.
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Old 08-08-2000, 12:48 PM
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KirbysLawn KirbysLawn is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Just east of Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,486
Wow, Bill I agree. Having personal insurance on your truck is a no-no, if your trailer were to break loose and you loose all your equipment your SOL. Also, if it or something fall off your trailer or truck and strikes another car/truck you again are SOL. Having your truck under a commercial policy is not much more $$ and is a write off.

I may not have made it clear on the first post above, I was not really looking to take the survey here, now, I was looking for ideas and suggestions on what to put on the survey. I posted some of the questions I had thought up, but I was looking for your ideas also.

So, if you have any ideas to put on a survey please share them here, I will do the survey later.

Thanks,

Ray
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Old 08-09-2000, 04:49 PM
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gusbuster gusbuster is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Sunny Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 1,557
How many years in the industry?
Since age 8, except for 2 years, so over 27 years
2. How many employees?
1 full 1 part
3. Are you licensed?
Yes
4. Are you insured for liability?
yes
5. Is you equipment insured?
no
6. Is your truck covered by a commercial or personal policy?
commercial
7. Do you charge by-the-cut or monthly all year?
By the month
8. Do you have a minimum?
yes
9. What is your cheapest lawn?
$12
10. What is you largest $$ lawn?
$400
11. Are you a member of any professional associations?
yes
12. Are you certified in any grounds management programs?
no
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Old 08-09-2000, 05:17 PM
Poplen Poplen is offline
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Join Date: May 2000
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 34
Ray, would commercial vehicle insurance be written by your insurance(vehicle) or your liability ins. carrier?
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