Attention Rhode Island Landscapers/LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: North' started by FerrisDiesel, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    Not yet, gonna wait til after the first of the year and meet up someplace, any thoughts?
     
  2. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    I'm curious to see how you guys come up with a price in regards to curbside leaf pick ups. I haven't done alot of them, but want to do more of them this year, but I want the pricing to be spot on. I have a couple places I can dump for free, and the rest up in the northern part of the state I dump at the landfill for $20.00 a load.
    I'm not looking for your prices, just a formula to make sure I have everything covered, ex:

    time to suck up pile x dumping fee x mileage = price?
     
  3. atb1137

    atb1137 LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Posts: 22


    im also curious.i almost bought a leafvac this year. will definitely
    have one next fall.
     
  4. lawnsbysteveRI

    lawnsbysteveRI LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    Does anybody from Rhode Island still use this thread?
     
  5. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Posts: 1,041

    Does Charlestown count!
     
  6. lawnsbysteveRI

    lawnsbysteveRI LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    haha of course! I just moved out of Charlestown. I lived on Biscuit City Rd. for a while. Just moved to West Greenwich. I own Lawns by Steve. Yourself, Ralph?
     
  7. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Posts: 1,041

    Well, I just added organic to my name, so its Ralph's Organic Yard Care. I have lived here for 32 years - have been working for 2 years full time and 5 parttime.
     
  8. lawnsbysteveRI

    lawnsbysteveRI LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    awesome. I myself started the business 4 years ago. Only spread my business through word of mouth, so I haven't grown too big and I'm pretty spread out everywhere in RI. This winter and next year however I want to focus on growing.
     
  9. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Posts: 1,041

    My personal email is rboragine@msn.com. I just dumped a dozen customers this past spring and summer to really focus on my core business which is total yard care.
     
  10. lawnsbysteveRI

    lawnsbysteveRI LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    so were the accounts that you dumped too far away? Or were they customers that didn't want a complete package and only wanted yard mowed?
     

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