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What about the Middle Class

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kinglin, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. kinglin

    kinglin LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 12

    It seems that the large majority of members on here only mow for the wealthy with the large lawns. Maybe I'm wrong. Do you guys not mow the typical middle class subdivision lawns?
     
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    typical middle class ????

    I thought Bush took care of that ...............
     
  3. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    i cut many for the middle class, good people. in my mind theyre easier to deal w/ than the wealthy.
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,960

    Over 80% of the lawn in our city of a million are middle class and below and yes we make money off those also. Much easier to string togethe a bunch of them in a tight area.
     
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I would rather do my work for middle class folks all day long. Rich folks tend to be picky, snotty and just plain rude because they think their $hit don't stink. To them, money is power. Not all but some. Most middle class folks tend to realize just what it takes to mow their own lawn so they don't complain about much if anything as they already know the work involved to make it look as good as it does. Some are tight with their money, some are more then willing (and thankful that it's getting done and looking so nice) to pay to have the lawn mowed.
     
  6. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 958

    Most of my customers have less expensive home then me. They are just people who can't physically do the work themselves. Not a single one of my customers is rich. I had some high end places and they always treated you like crap. They think of you as their personal Toby. I have good social relations with my current customers because were all on the same level. My biggest problem with all that is I can't leave right away when I'm done because always want to talk.
     
  7. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,009

    Exactly, the hard working "middle class" are the best by far and comprise of my best clients. That being said I have several clients in million dollar homes and they are not by any means wealthy. Most have less expendable cash than the people in 500K homes. Many clients in "wealthy" homes drive 30K vehicles and the ones in 500K homes have 500 series Mercedes. A lot of ones that truly do have money and show it expect the "lawn boy" to also be the garbage man, pool guy, nanny, and handyman. I have no problem with this if the price is right, but a few expect all this just because they have allowed you the privilege of servicing their property. Middle class all the way.
     
  8. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,449

    I do not mow any large wealthy properties (they're too far away). I mow for middle and working class.
     
  9. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i do all my mowing for middle class
     
  10. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    This is probably true of most any city or urban / suburban locale !!
     

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