This is what I just dealt with. I was in touch with a larger Landscape company in my area at the beginning of the year. They are moving toward big landscape jobs and chemical apps are just something they do for the heck of it. Mowing is only done to keep $$ coming in. Anyway, he told me to contact him at the end of the season to discuss the matter. (I mow but want to get out of it and grow as a application company). I figured purchasing accounts would be a great idea. He also like the idea of offering them to me vs. a TruGreen or the like in an effort to help a smaller operation. So I sent him an email about a week or two ago, haven't heard from him. So I called this morning and touched base with him. Right off the bat, he said he was entertaining the thought of selling to a fert company vs. someone like me to avoid maintenance competition. I said ok, and we left it at that. Should I continue to pursue the opportunity and offer to sign a no-compete clause and assure him that by purchasing the accounts, my goal is to get out of mowing.