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Need some expert advice

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by spat, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    :D :D :D
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Posts: 8,745

    I like that quote, I am going to have to remember that one:D
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956

    Yep you might be right, But let us add Can you make a profit and manage that business. Every businessman I know is crying for good help. Why would Sprat be any different. Look at True Care (TG/CL mowing division) They have the cash and low balled every one. They are now loosing Accounts in my area left and right. Fast growth is not always a good thing. To Quote and now defunct Fortune 500 company "It is not what you make. It is what you keep"


    Winter is a coming. Season is over. Cheap low ball customer love to stop service in winter and cut every 6 to 8 weeks because they don't run their sprinklers. Let see if you are still bragging in the Spring.
  4. hustler1

    hustler1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    I only have one quick thing to say about this....running a lawnmower like a factory in the big three gives you the same thing....poor quality from employees that are pushed too hard. You will pay for that poor quality....customers love to be coddled and have all their needs taken care of ....plus throwing in a few freebies like occasional vegitation killer on bad cracks in their driveway if it only takes you two minutes....if they feel they're being treated "like a number" they will find someone else to tell them what they want to hear about what YOU did wrong.....and someone else WILL be replacing you next season. Hire enough low wage schumcks that don't speak english and hack up a customer's lawn...and you'll be changing your name for next season. I take pride in how my customer's lawns look...as most of us do. Once you turn in into a numbers game with the aforementioned problems you're trying to come up from behind just like at a card table...good luck with your ace sir!!!!!
  5. PoliLand

    PoliLand LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I have this landscaping that I started 2 years ago, and it's going great. I just want some advice on what I should do to get more customers.

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