Bathroom Facilities, and Naming the Business

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by pomcguir, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. pomcguir

    pomcguir LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Hello!

    We are just starting a lawn care business, and my first question seems to be quite trivial, but where do you people go to the bathroom out there in the residential jungle?
    Also, should we call it "Lawn Care", if we intend to start out just with a basic mowing/clean up service?
    Thanks very much in advance
    pomcguir
     
  2. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    I usually go to the bathroom at home before I leave or in the middle of the day. Sometimes the occasional gas tank on a car looks tempting but I resist. Call your business whatever you want!
     
  3. FFMED74

    FFMED74 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 242

    You can stop at the gas stations or McDonalds and such, that is usually what I do, but hydrate your self, it is very easy to get over heated in the summer. Heat cramps and heat exhaustion very common and easy to fix, get cool and drink water/gator/power ade, stay away from carbonated bevs and of course adult bevs. The most serious is heat stroke. I see those every once and a while, very serious life threatening situation. Need EMS for that on.
     
  4. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    I drink like crazy all day. And I have to use the bathroom often. I've got a nice collection of restaurant and park bathrooms I stop off at scattered throughout town. I never go outside, in a customer's yard, etc.
     
  5. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    Ask your customers for a house key for bathroom purposes:D
     
  6. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    just go into a woods behind someone's house if you have to man, it's not a big deal
     
  7. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    I am a man. The world is my urinal.
    Those blue tater chip cans, the ones that are kinda like Pringles, they make nifty emergency urinals, just stand in the door of the truck, mumbling into your cellphone.
    Crawdad
     
  8. sodzilla

    sodzilla LawnSite Member
    Posts: 219

    Buy an enclosed trailer and put a small portapotty in it. Like the ones that are in campers.
     
  9. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    It amazes me the LCOs that spend $ on logos, vehicle lettering, uniforms, insurance, advertising, marketing would take a chance in throwing away all that money by being seen urinating in public or in a customer's yard. That has got to be the #1 most unprofessional thing I can think of being caught doing, yet so many folks think that it's "not a big deal."

    :rolleyes:
     
  10. pomcguir

    pomcguir LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Thank you all for the advice on bathroom facilities, and naming the business posted a few days ago.
    This is my first time to start, finance, market, etc., a business of my own.
    I want to especially thank the post that expanded on the fundamental rules of public behaviour, and the financial aspect, and far as asking the customer for a key to the house for bathroom use, keep your mowing job, Comedy Central is not hiring at this time.
     

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