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Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by cbservicesllc, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. cbservicesllc

    cbservicesllc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    My backyard is a pond... this sucks... anybody have customers that are getting out of control yet?
     
  2. skorum03

    skorum03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    I'm sure I will have some that will be pissy by thursday or friday
     
  3. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 500

    Have a had few calls wondering when they we scheduled for their cleanup, in a nice manner not angry. Most understand this weather.

    Once it gets nice again im sure well have a few new ones that call angry.

    As to the low balling people. Oh well, there will always be people that would rather be unhappy and pay less then happy and pay slightly more. I did 3 proposals for people that were unhappy with there current company. All were from the same company. We were $300 more/ season for scu/mow/fcu on all of them. These people forget this company charges extra for ALL cleanups done after nov 1, we havent even started our 2nd round of cleanups by then. SO in reality they area saving $150 per season but are OK with calling to complain and being unhappy with crappy service. Rediculous. Then they ask if we can match their price and act all pissy when you explain why we are more expensive. To some people they just want their lawn cut. Some people actually want a GOOD looking lawn. Those are the customers you want.

    Had an older lady that has nearly 3 acres call and say we did an estimate for her and would like a SCU. I talked to her 2 years ago when I still did foremaned the maintenance crew. Told her $175 for weekly mow and some low numbers for SCU/FCU. I wasnt the best at bidding then. She said "Way to expensive".
    Fast forward to today this lady SWEARS we came out for an estimate last week. We didn't, an are full for SCU. OK well ill probly use you for mowing. Most likely she wont when I go to give her a new estimate and sees the price.

    I think she has some memory issues.



    Then theres the lady that calls EVERY year for the last 5 years. First Year, too expensive. Next year I didnt know we already did an esto for her and went out to look, still too expensive. Every year since, too expensive. Shes the type that calls every company in the yellow pages looking for the cheapest price.

    Vent over
     
  4. polarismalibu

    polarismalibu LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    I had a few call today asking why we haven't been there. Blows my mind how little common sense some people have. :hammerhead:
     
  5. Justinknipp

    Justinknipp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    Hi Guys, I'm fairly new to the forum, but have been reading it for quite some time. I am wondering where I can get good quality fertilizer (granular) at a good price. I used our local farm supply last year but wasn't happy with the results. I'm not a hack, but I don't know much about this side of things! (I am way out in Albertville by the way) Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks!
     
  6. polarismalibu

    polarismalibu LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    I got mine from JDL in Ham Lake. My brother lives in albertville we hit up willy McCoys a lot :drinkup:
     
  7. Justinknipp

    Justinknipp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    Thank you polarismalibu! I have just been looking at there catalog online, it looks great.

    Plenty of time for :drinkup: lately! Definitely ready to get going.
     
  8. spronk1

    spronk1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Reinders in Plymouth or Dougs Power Equipment in Blaine(work with Jeff) are both good suppliers. I don't purchase anything from JDL as the few times I stopped at the one in Edina in the past, the dude at the counter was a total ****** and could care less if I was even in his door. The majority of my product comes from Greenlife Supply in Burnsville, but that is quite a hike from Albertville.
     
  9. spronk1

    spronk1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Seriously? The word d*uche got edited?
     
  10. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,171

    Central irrigation and turf in coon rapids has good service product and price.
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