TJ Justice-Just Mowing

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by newguy123, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
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    I always hear you talking about justmowing so I checked out the thread linked above. Interesting stuff as he tells you his system which isn't much, but runs like a well oiled machine.

    Looks like he started young and busted ass like everyone else and had 125 accounts. He wasn't bringing in enough to run things from a computer at this point. His father became his partner and he bought another business which doubled his size.

    His company name is fitting. They don't hold the customer's hand providing 'top customer service'. In fact, it sounds like they avoid the customer after an initial brief phone call.

    They advertise price and only price. No flashy direct mail boasting superior quality and customer service.

    They found a segment of the population that don't mind working to death and implement an 'employee controlling their own destiny" payment plan which lights a fire under these guy's assess. Don't do a good job, the whole crew of 3 is fired.

    I have worked side by side with these types of Mexicans. 5 guys rent a trailer in a trailer park, and they save all their money to send home. They don't care how many hours they work as they are in the USA to make money and only make money. Coming to the USA and working their asses off is how they take care of their family.
     
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  2. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah like you said a well oiled machine...
     
  3. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey Will have you thought about trying this justmowing style? Like PTP did?
     
  4. robbiep

    robbiep LawnSite Member
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    were are the pictures of there mowing fleet some of you were talking about?
     
  5. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    this is the original thread I believe http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=78838&highlight=tj+justice. a lot of pages but somewhere in there is a pic of his fleet back in 2004 I believe. He doesn't post his fleet anymore on his website justmowing.com.
     
  6. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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  7. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks like a great company. Not sure I would pick one over the other (not even saying I'm picking one at all) one is focused more on larger overhead and the other isn't. To each their own...

    Great looking shop though.
     
  8. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That is what is possible when pricing jobs appropriately. 200 residential accounts, 30 large commercial and an install division. And he makes more than the guy with 2000 $23 accounts.
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  9. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah obviously so...however some don't want to do installs. I mean, that's good for the guy that you're talking about, and I'm glad he's doing well.

    With justmowing he only does maintenance and still does millions...so, whatever works for that particular owner.
     
  10. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
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    If I remember correctly, he said he needed a few things to make it work.
    -large market. Don't know anything about DFW area, but assume it is a large market.
    -jam packed full schedule for each crew 5 days a week. His way of paying employees is pointless if they can bust ass and finish up a on Thurs with no work on Friday.
    -ability to turn down work that doesn't fit into your niche of the mowing world.
     

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