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Old 05-02-2006, 10:50 PM
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i gave her $35. she said "if you get down to $30, you have it"....i would hate to take the ultravac 3 times and dispose of it. i agree...too much hassle.
I'd tell her $30 to cut $10 more to bag & $10 more if I had to haul it away.
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:56 PM
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Business is great this season, people calling everyday wanting wanting wanting !!! I hope everyone else is getting the same. If this keeps up I'll have to start hiring.
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:56 AM
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Business is great this season, people calling everyday wanting wanting wanting !!! I hope everyone else is getting the same. If this keeps up I'll have to start hiring.
Im finally picking up a few new weekly mows. Got off to a real slow start as far as mowing customers were concerned, but I have been very busy with aerations and the like. I would like to pick up at least 10 more new accounts this year. Usually get a few roll in durring the next couple weeks as they realize the guy they hired is not what they expected.

Overall, my gross compared to this time last year is 60% improved over last year, so thats a very good sign.

Kevin
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:51 PM
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Where are you advertising Kevin? Or are you just getting cold calls for LC
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:45 PM
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Where are you advertising Kevin? Or are you just getting cold calls for LC
I have ad's running in the Warren and Sterling Heights local papers, plus we frequently pass out door hangers when work slows. I have gotten a pretty good response from our website too. Have been getting about 2-3 leads per week average from there. The advertising seems to be getting a good response overall, and plenty of calls, just not many intested in cutting it seems. I'm enjoying selling the higher margin services, but think Im pretty much at the end of Aerating and Dethatching season.

I've signed 3 new mowing accounts this week already though, so like I said things seem to be slowly picking up. As I expressed awhile back, alot of estimates I gave early in the season where just up against rediculously low rates that I couldnt even compete with. I was getting calls, just not signing anybody up. Now it seems alot of the super-cheaps are filled up and have withdrew their ads from the papers.

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Old 05-04-2006, 12:14 PM
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It seems like every week when I go to a job another person walks up and asks for a estimate, which is great because they already seen my work which helps. As far as advertising I have my # in the ph. book and word of mouth. Both have been good this year, many calls for work.
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Old 05-06-2006, 07:50 PM
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I'm looking for info on Macomb Lawn and Snow. Has anyone had any contact with him in the past two weeks?

Your looking for me? Do I know you? Send me an email or PM. Thanks.
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Old 05-06-2006, 07:54 PM
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Indeed. As well as writing bad checks, and semding people on wild goose chases. The question goes for anyone else out there who may have info on him.
Well that's an interesting claim. Ever heard of 411? We're not hard to find. What info. can I help you with?
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Old 05-06-2006, 08:25 PM
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hey guys anyone know of any nice used 60in ztrs? i'm up to like 36 lawns and am looking to get a another ztr for cheap
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Mower boy,
I have a 60 " Jacobsen w/b i want to unload to get 48" w/b. Let me know if you are interested
Wes 248-444-5759
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Old 05-06-2006, 09:36 PM
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anyone know where I could rent a 36" machine. I only need to rent one for about 2 hours every 7-10 days for one account I have that is huge and I cant fit my 60 on.

also anyone know where I can rent a big huge like 12' or so mower/tractor?

Thanks
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