Tips? (gratuity)

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by greenpepper, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. greenpepper

    greenpepper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    How many of you Lawn care guys have received tips for a job well done? I'm new to the green industry as this is my second year. I had two of my three clients tip me last year. Is this pretty typical for this industry?

    Thanks for any replys in advance!

    Brett
     
  2. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 940

    I said this before in another post, the $10 or $20 you slip the crew goes a long way in the attention you get from them for the next several visits. Tipping is not typical.
     
  3. DaveinSWFL

    DaveinSWFL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    I have only received a few tips as well. Christmas time We had a few customers give a little extra cash which was split between myself and my fulltime employee.
     
  4. AlleganyLawnCare

    AlleganyLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 180

    I have a couple of clients that tip on a regular basis. One evens goes so far, as giving $20 gift cards, plus cash. Another gives a couple of dollars every month to buy the crew some drinks.
     
  5. greenpepper

    greenpepper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Interesting replys....I hope it's a direct reflection of my hard work and attention to detail. Maybe this will separate me from the other competition...

    I still need to update my profile to show off my equip...I'll try for this weekend.

    Thanks to all who help on this site it has been very educational.
     
  6. DaveinSWFL

    DaveinSWFL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    Not really sure if you are insinuating that due to the lack of tips received that myself or others that have replied to your thread, don't work hard or pay attention to detail. What will seperate you from the competiton?
     
  7. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,152

    yea, I always turn down tips. uh huh.
     
  8. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,152

    possibly...
    or~
    you just have some really 'cool' customers.
     
  9. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,316

    I must not have very 'cool' customers then, unless you count two tips in seven years as 'cool' lol. :)
     
  10. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,224

    I have received quite a few tips. :drinkup:
     

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