What do you expect out of your crew?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Trucklover, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. prezek

    prezek LawnSite Member
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    What part of Maryland are ya? You can always send them my way if you need help :drinkup:
     
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
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    If that all you're paying two employee's, then they're right at minimum wage or even less IF you're paying SS, taxes and WC. OR, you're just paying guys on unemployment cash under the table. It's things like this that make me go, hummmm.
     
  3. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
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    I see you're in Baltimore. I have a customer that pays me to drive over an hour one way to Arbutus to cut a postage stamp property she owns. It takes me less then 30 min to do and she pays me $100 each time I drive down. I cut it every 3-4 weeks. I also have her other property on my regular route.

    I have to use a push mower so I toss it in the trunk of my beater Toyota Camry and bungee the trunk down. I stick the trimmer head out of the back window so it's hanging out too. I wave at all the landscape guys I see with a big smile and I see them laughing.
     
  4. prezek

    prezek LawnSite Member
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    I'm all over Harford county and eastern Baltimore county.
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  5. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah, this lady grew up in Arbutus and the place I cut is the house her mother was born in! She said the house was built in 1928. It has the up stairs turned into a nice apartment. She had me paint it this past weekend.

    Her husband who had originally hired me to service the property they bought outside of Emittsburg, Md. pasted away a few months ago after a year of being in the hospital with complications from doing stints. After that he couldn't seem to recover. One thing after another was hitting him to the point he was on a ventilator for the last 6 months he was alive. I had become kind of close to them over the years and feel I should help her with whatever it is she needs. I'll be in her basement tomorrow hanging drywall in a half bath we're installing. Whatever it takes to keep a company from coming in and ripping her off.
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    How do guys that need to ask these questions wake up one day with an extra 150 accounts?
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  7. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'd like to know the same thing............
     
  8. Forever Green Landscaping

    Forever Green Landscaping LawnSite Member
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  9. Forever Green Landscaping

    Forever Green Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    What part of Harford and Baltimore Co. specifically?
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