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slow year!!!??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by eliahwoodcutter, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. eliahwoodcutter

    eliahwoodcutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    is it me , or everybody have the same problem.
    this year it is unusual . last year about this time i used to be slammed by phone calls.
    i talked with few other L C O , they said that the economy this year " sucks",
    what are you guys thinking.
    when i say slow i am not talking about the old costumers, i am talking about new phone calls.
    or it could be another reason --more LCO out there..??!!

  2. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,441

    i wish it was that way i have been turning down lawns right and left.
  3. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 946

    We are still picking up customers, but I would have to agree. Last year the phone was going nuts. This year not so much. I would expect a hot weather wave to spark some calls later.
  4. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 721

    picking up new lawns, but not as many as i normaly see...
  5. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    Mowing is flat to up 5%. Chemical division is up 115%
  6. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,071

    Starting to warm up. That means the phone will start ringing again
  7. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    season started crazy and has slowed in the last week or so
  8. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,432

    Im much busier than i usually am but a lot of that is just from all the rain we keep getting. I have a few larger jobs still on hold.
  9. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    we've found the longer we have been in business, the more calls we get not only from advertising, but definitely from referral. it hasn't been slow here.
  10. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Posts: 7,077

    Trying to keep our heads above water over here! Were booked solid. No end in sight.

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