he hasn't raised my price IN 7 YEARS

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    my wife sells real estate. she was driving a client to a house, and mentioned we have a lawn service. the man said he's been using the same service for 7 years, and has not had a price increase, ever :dizzy: . one gem on here admitted to not raising them in 5 years. what's the longest you've gone without increasing fees?
     
  2. What pound test line do you use.
     
  3. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    spiderwire is the best
     
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    depends what i'm fishin for
     
  5. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    troling for scuppa
     
  6. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Posts: 184

    I've went 2 years without raising prices. This year prices will be raised 10%. So how should I go about raising prices? What should I include in my letter as for the reason that I'm raising prices?
     
  7. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,410

    I have a couple that I havent raised for 5 or 6 years. They were easier than I first thought and I make good money and they are good people to work for. I got several of their neighbors as well now.
     
  8. JustMowIt

    JustMowIt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 367

    We never raise rates an existing customers, we reserve any changes in our terms for new customers. I have customers from 1997 when I first began mowing myself that nothing has changed since day one. I think a customer who stays around, does not complain, and pays well deserves the perk of staying at the same rate. :waving:
     
  9. Easy Bobby, give them a little more line before you set the hook.
     
  10. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,578

    I have not raised my grandma's rates for about 10 years.
     

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