Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
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    i hear ya tiedman. thanks for that post dude. right now i am workign out the wording in my contract, revising my service guide, and figuring the best way to sell new services, maximize profit, but keep everyone happy. it's getting difficult.
     
  2. bizkit04

    bizkit04 LawnSite Member
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    Who mows in West Bloomfield/Waterford/Commerce/White lake area?
     
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Speaking of Boomfield, my barber up here in Clare tells me of a supplier down there called "Sullivan." Have you heard or used them before and what are the prices and results like if you have used them?
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    by the way, welcome to the site
     
  5. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    What kind of extra services are you going to push for? Are you going to do more landscaping? I am mostly just mow and go as well, and I'm not interested in doing ferts anytime in the future. But I've been wondering if offering some landscaping and other maintenance would be worth it. I'm also undecided on bringing back bush trimming this year, as much as I hate it.

    :D
     
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mtd,
    I am thinking of doing away with landscaping installation. I know that everybody tells me that is where the money is at, but I look around every year and ask, "WHERE?"
    It puts a strain on my crews because I have to constantly pull one or two guys from lawn care and have them help out with the installation. I always get backed up when it comes to landscaping projects, because so few happen during the year I can't see hiring on people for about a total of only 2 months of work, and then letting them go. Plus, I noticed that there is more down time in installation than mowing. Like the guys could be standing around 15 to 30 mins waiting for something, while mowing they are working more.
     
  7. bizkit04

    bizkit04 LawnSite Member
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    Nope, havent used them or heard of them before... Although, the actual JThomas brick-and-mortar store is less than a mile from my house :)

    thanks!
     
  8. bizkit04

    bizkit04 LawnSite Member
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    I love Mr. B's!
     
  9. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I mow the Waterford/White Lake/Clarkston area. Pretty close to what cha is askin about.

    EDIT: My supplier is Weingartz (www.weingartz.com) who gets their parts from X-SELL. Also get a few parts from "the cutters edge" less than 1/2 a mile away from Weingartz on Dixie Hwy.
     
  10. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
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    Loren - I like Weingartz as well. Good prices and helpful staff.

    MTD - My added services this year will include hedge trimming, aerating, dethatching, seeding, and edging. I have done edging in the past but havent' charged for it. I will be pushing it a bit more this year and charging accordingly.

    Bizkit - welcome to the site man. yea, Mr. B's rocks
     

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