Can you do it in 3 weeks?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by TURFLORD, Jul 17, 2006.


    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 834

    Old guy cold calls me for a quote on trimming. 5 hours, half day, no problem. Wants it done by July 4. It's the first week of june. I tell him if the weather isn't too bad and all goes well I can squeeze it in. I get the job. A week goes by. He calls. " It's been 2 weeks and you haven't shown up yet. please call". So I call and explain that it's only been 1 week and I'm on schedule. He's pressing me for a definite answer if I can show up in time. I tell him I can't control the weather and I have regular customers to worry about. He tells me he'll find someone else. Without missing a breath, OK Bye!
  2. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    No problem. He didn't just need someone to do it. He needed someone to commit and get it done quick. You couldn't because you're very busy. That's not a bad thing. :)
  3. Envi-Lawn

    Envi-Lawn LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 86

    Regular customers ALWAYS come first.
  4. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

    Yes this is correct, you may squeeze some one in during the week but one of your regs may miss out later in the week :hammerhead:

    The worst are neighbours can you do this and that while you are here.
  5. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    I have to agree with the both of you. Regulars come first!!!

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