I need some opinions. I have probably mentioned this before, but here goes again. I used to mow a 19 acre church in my hometown, which took me two years of pestering to acquire. I really cleaned the entire 19 acres up and had it looking great. The place was perfect for every Sunday because I always mow my churches on Friday or Saturday. I had the neighbor tell me that it had looked better than it had ever looked in the history of the church. I also loved mowing it because I could kick back on cruise control on my 72" and sail. I finally paid my mower off and had been maintaining the church for 4 years and then I got the dreaded letter. It stated that I had done a great job but they wanted to give it to a member of the church. He picked at it for a couple of years and then they hired a guy to mow and clean the church, as a package deal. He was all gung-ho last year mowing with two mowers every week but didn't do much with the shrubs. This year, he's doing less and less and it's starting to look like sh@#!!!!! It's really pissing me off that I had it looking good and he's fu@#ing it up. I told my wife just last year that he wouldn't be able to handle it, even with two mowers and here we are.Here's my question:How do you get a contract back that is being done inhouse now? Do I say, "Man, this looks like sh@# and you need a professional to make it look good again!!!" It's obviously about money and it's hard to compete with that and I need to make money, but people are more money savvy than they were 10 years ago. They are starting to forego the 12 month contracts down here. I seem to only lose the good ones where I'm actually making money and get to keep the PITA customers where I'm losing my arse-go figure!!!!