churches

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jsfrk, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 126

    Does anyone have that much success with churches?
     
  2. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 592

    Twice bitten from 2 different churchs on non payment. Never again. Filthy thiefs that's all they are.
     
  3. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    I gave up soliciting them. They always have a "church member" willing to cut it for free or next to free. Several churches I know have member on a sign up sheet taking turns. Stupid thing is, I know they have paid BIG BUCKS for a tractor that none of them take care of. They ending up paying BIG BUCKS for new equipment every couple of years. Could pay a LCO to do a QUALITY JOB and not have to mess with the equipment!!!

    MIKE
     
  4. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    Chances are every church has a member that owns an LCO, if you arent a member there...good luck getting a foot in the door. Some people do pretty well with churches. I got my first call from one, very early this year...(Deacons decided to maintain it), got a call last week...Bid still pending.

    In my church alone there are 4 of us that i know of that own LCO's. Only have about 600 people that attend.

    Trevor
     
  5. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    I secured a $200,000 contract with a church to landscape the entire property. The project will be completed in $50,000 phases. We completed the first phase last year.
     
  6. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    congrats.....you prolly got one of the catholic ones, before they had to start settling lawsuits because their priests are gay, and love little boys.

    Trevor
     
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I haven't had any problem with churches. I'd rather do them than most any other type of property.
     
  8. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    I do a church that takes me about 7-8 hrs to mow. They are late on the payment once in a while but other then that I like doing it. I'm a member, so I was first pick over non-members. I should post some picks I have some nice stripes coming in there.
     
  9. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    I love it when they call...yea we want this this this this this and oh yea this....sure we can do that.....oh one other thing we have a really tight budget oh yea what that, well ever hear of a donation.

    Jeff
     
  10. Sooners

    Sooners LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    I mow the church property where I am a member. I mow it on Friday get paid on Sunday and the money's in the bank on Monday!
     

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