How many of you keep a firearm in the truck or on you?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by MooseMan89, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
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    They have not got ahold of me on that one yet, well maybe they did last summer. I tried the micken construction thing, it was good till they got way to picky for the prices. Jackson is kinda easy to pick up work in because our only real competition is emerald, the rest don't have that great of reputation. Most have horrible customer service. I work with a local property management company in Jackson and that's gone well for the last couple of years. My work area is 94 from battle creek, to ann arbor, then 12 from ann arbor to coldwater. Also a tip in grass lake you can charge ann arbor prices without the drive and besides me I think there are one other contactor out there that works.
     
  2. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
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    We have better local property management companies than working for national ones, the amount of paperwork involved does not make it worth it from what I have seen. There are a few exceptions though.
     
  3. DirtyPlastic

    DirtyPlastic LawnSite Member
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    Yea, i was trying to give a flat rate because most of the lawns were most likely small, and the volume was big enough to keep me busy all summer, 100+ lawns a week plus the 30 i already have would have me maxxed out.
     
  4. DirtyPlastic

    DirtyPlastic LawnSite Member
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    After you get the paperwork out of the way on the first time at a property all you need to do is take pictures (before, during, and after). At least thats my expierence with it. The property preservation part is a huge pain in the dick tho (unless you employ an army of minimum wage slaves)
     
  5. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
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    I had to take 6 before during and after, take pics making sure the shrubs were 12 inches away from the house, if not I had to trim them. No extra money. Then I had to do a walk around of the property with a sheet and check off a bunch of crap, then at the end of the day I had to copy and load everything into the pc send it, and do online meetings and if one piece of foreign debris was in the pic it resulted in a no pay. Were talking a leaf, and all grass had to be bagged.
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  6. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    The funny part is almost none of that is required by the bank. It's how they try and get out of paying you for work completed and of course they still get paid.
     
  7. DirtyPlastic

    DirtyPlastic LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like we had it easy. Dont think i have the time to deal with all that bs.
     
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Dude, that is a huge area to cover. I know we've been on about every single road within that triangle at least once, and many of them hundreds of times. We were down there last weekend driving all around. We plan to move that way sooner or later. You'd be shocked at just how many actual miles we've driven on all those roads over the last decade + looking at property etc, and just getting away from here for the day. It's north of 100K now. We've kept track of it.
     
  9. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    what am I doing wrong?
     
  10. DirtyPlastic

    DirtyPlastic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    What do you mean ?
     

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