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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JKOOPERS, Oct 19, 2008.


    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    Just curious to see if anyone else has any contracts with a nation wide day care.
  2. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 694

    Did'nt know there was a nation wide daycare. So NO! I do a large local daycare though.
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,388

    I thought this thread was going to be about employees.
  4. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

  5. No national chain day cares, but a couple of local ones. The chance of liability scares the crap out of me. Plus they're always underfunded. I've been leveraged into servicing the two I have but I'd prefer to have none.

    Why do you ask?

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    well i landed 24 of them and just wanted to see what all the nightmares were. they are no where near under funded. they regional manager told me they have $10,000 in the budget for each store a year for lawn care and landscaping.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    is there a lot of trimming around crap and that kind of stuff?
  8. Wittapp

    Wittapp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 195

    I am with Mr. Haggerty. The liability scares me. I turned down a couple of locals for that reason
    Dave in Dayton
  9. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    I did a couple of CW's a few years ago and had trouble getting paid. They always paid at 90 days. Then, one day, one of my guys left a gate open. A motorist brought a kid back they found in the highway median. Every daycare worker got fired and me, Needless to say, I didn't get paid for 3 months of work.

    Oh ya, we could only mow the fenced in area during lunch/nap time.

    I'll NEVER mow a daycare again!!!

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