Since the begining of the season I have been servicing a large service station, 1 1/2 acre of lawn, of that a 1/2 acre is a rough field with tank traps requiring a trimmer to cut, 3000 linear feet of trimming, 2500 sq ft of beds narrow but long, and to top off the property a bpm for drainage. To service this location requires 6 total manhours each visit to service, the property was on a 10 day service cycle, I have been charging $160.00 a service visit. Last week the owner called informing me that he has given the property to another company, later I stopped at the station and had a long discussion with him, during which time he told me that the new company will be servicing the station for $160.00 a MONTH , $1920.00 a year. With weekly visits during the growing season, which comes out to about 35 visits a year. That is about $55.00 a visit. Now I haven't been in this business as long as some of you, but for the life of me I can't see where the other company can even pay wages at $55.00 a visit. Even if there are numerous add ons over the year, I can't figure where or how the expenses of the service visits could be re-couped. Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas on this situation. Thanks.