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Old 03-20-2013, 10:54 PM
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Recurring Cleanup

So last year, we tackled this god awful cleanup job for one of our current pest control customers. The bulk of it involved brush cutting the entire backyard that was over 2 feet tall throughout the entire yard. With my brother and I both on the job, it took us about 6 and a half hours to get everything done. Since then, the residents of that house have completely neglected the yard, so it's back to being way overgrown again.

I got a call yesterday from my brother saying that lady called, and wants us to do the cleanup again. What would you guys do? Go at it again, or walk away?
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:07 PM
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If your making the money go hit it again!
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:27 PM
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I used to have a customer like that. All day job once every spring. As long as youre making money and want the work, go for it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:56 PM
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Heck yeah! Go for it! Money is money right? And this year you will know the best way to attack it! Hey ZechStoker, do you skateboard?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:18 AM
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Heck yeah! Go for it! Money is money right? And this year you will know the best way to attack it! Hey ZechStoker, do you skateboard?
I use to back in my teenage years. Had a lot of fun skateboarding downhill in the mountains during the summer back then.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:06 AM
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From the last call I got earlier, it sounds like we're gonna do the job, but only under the condition that they sign up for regular lawn service this time. At least it won't be a nightmare job later on as long as it's maintained properly.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:49 AM
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From the last call I got earlier, it sounds like we're gonna do the job, but only under the condition that they sign up for regular lawn service this time. At least it won't be a nightmare job later on as long as it's maintained properly.
Does not matter to me whether they sign up for weekly service.

If they are paying me well to show up once a year. Then I'll show up once a year.

You and your brother full day that is 16 billable hours.
That is 16 x $$ = A lot of money for one days work.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:21 AM
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Does not matter to me whether they sign up for weekly service.

If they are paying me well to show up once a year. Then I'll show up once a year.

You and your brother full day that is 16 billable hours.
That is 16 x $$ = A lot of money for one days work.
I agree 100%. Why should it matter that you go weekly or 1 time per year. Charge for your time and the hassle and get paid. I have a customer that we do 1-2 times per year. It's always 1-3 days of work for 2 guys and pays well. Money is money, make it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:35 AM
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After a couple of times you might want to do it when it makes the most sense.

I went from Spring to the previous Fall for the lawns that wanted grass...
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:36 PM
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IMO it just makes sense to have someone like this on regular service to avoid that annual headache. I probably wouldn't mind the annual cleanup too much if we had something like a brush mower or bush hog. Since we don't have either of those, we have to cut the whole thing down with a couple string trimmers, which is why it takes so long. Not to be a whiner, but that kinda work for that duration just wears me out bad.
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