Too many miles to a job?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JonLawn, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. A. W. Landscapers  Inc.

    A. W. Landscapers Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,287

    This is very good advice.

    I'll add that you explain to them that you will be charging $xx plus you are willing to only charge 1/2 of $xx trip charge on top of that for the first month and if you get another client in the area the price will stay the same, otherwise you will have to either start charging him the full price for the trip charge or discontinue service. Then explain to him that the more clients that you get in the area the less money each one of those clients has to contribute to the trip charge to cover your expenses to service the area.
  2. imow in NC

    imow in NC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Here is what I would do...
    1. Google map the property or if you have a go ilawn account use it and its tools to access the property size and its' tax value. This can help you get a general idea of what you are facing from the beginning.
    2. drive personal car to the property and visualize the project. He might only be willing to pay $50. for a mow, but you can make up the difference if you point out the need for pre-emergent, post emergent, dead ornamental replacement, etc. Walk and listen to the potential client.
    3. Scout the area for additional prospects while there. You may just open a whole nother market.

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