Michigan LCO's

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

  1. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I might regret my decision to call my guy in tomorrow.. if nothing else I'll have him scrape the mower decks or something.. lol.
     
  2. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks eric, i'll give u a call tmmrow
    alex
     
  3. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    mowerboy, you sure have a lot of mowers now! ;);)
     
  4. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im sitting here cutting checks for some large bills. I realy really hope i have 10 contracts when I go check the mailbox today! Ive already lost some larger residential maintenance accounts that they called and said they will just be taking care of it their selves this year....I am feeling the heat of the fire this year and im alittle nervous :cry:
     
  5. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    QUOTE=terrapro;2856066]Im sitting here cutting checks for some large bills. I realy really hope i have 10 contracts when I go check the mailbox today! Ive already lost some larger residential maintenance accounts that they called and said they will just be taking care of it their selves this year....I am feeling the heat of the fire this year and im alittle nervous :cry:[/QUOTE]

    i feel your pain, i called 90% of my customers on saterday and out of the 80 people i called i got a hold of maybe 35 and out of those customers i had about 10 drop:dizzy:, most are saying they are going to do it themselves this year or are trying to get me to drop my prices. its going to be a fun year :hammerhead:
     
  6. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    mike you know why i have so much equipment now, so how about not giveing me a hard time about it. :nono:
     
  7. YoungGun

    YoungGun LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys wondering if any of you could help. I have aerated for 2 years now but only about 20 lawns a year i have lined up 6-10 to do each day because i have always rented a machien, i almost have fixed a new unit in my budjet but i must wait till fall.
    my rental shop closed down!
    Dose anyone no of a good rental unit around, or want to sub there unit out in commerce, west bloom< milford area?
    thanks
     
  8. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    is anybody else struggling to get new work this year?
    or even to get the phone to ring for that matter...

    ive put out some fylers so far this year to try to spark some interest bt nothing is really helping.

    i feel like im almost at a stand still....i dont want to keep dumping money into advertising when money is allready tight gong into spring....doesnt help that one client still owes $17k from winter...

    anybody else feeling very stessed right now or is it just me?
     
  9. LawncareAmericaLLC

    LawncareAmericaLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea tell me about it five star. We already put out 7,000 flyers and i havent even got 1 call, Just last year customers asking for new things. End of this week i have 2,000 postcards going out, that cost a small fortune and im worry i wont get anything off those. I have 3,000 flyers left and im going to wait and hand pick the house we put them at. Good luck this season.
     
  10. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You know I was feeling pretty optimistic untill recently. Here is qucik overview of conversations with customers toady:

    Small Residential - going to keep and got a $5.00 per cut price increase (Long story)

    Another small residential, said everything always looked good, but they are going to try it themselves this year.

    Vacant residential lot in a upsacle subdivision, going to keep at same price as last year.

    A mid-sized commercial, losing half of it, becasuse its rented and the tennant is going to maintain it to save money. Still keeping one side, but obviously not getting the same price (still losing work).

    Now overall, this isn't as bad as it could of been, but the worst of it is, its a beautiful spring day out, and not once all day has the phone rang with any inquires about new work. I'm trying to stay optimistic, as I have quite a few bids out there, and am just waiting to hear back. Also spoke with a guy late last week on a commercial landscape job that sounds rather promising. However, none of this stuff is a done deal yet.

    Now, as far as I'm concerned it's still a little early. In past expiriences, I almost have this happen every year, where I start slow and start to panic, then things pick up once we get into April and May and everything turns out okay. This was the case last year, and it ended up being my best year yet.

    While, I basically know this probably isn't going to be a record breaking year where I'm swamped with work, but I havn't given up hope yet. This is probably going to be a year where people really procrastinate and put things off to the last minute.
     

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