Winter months

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by lcooper, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. MainTainZ Property Svcs.

    MainTainZ Property Svcs. LawnSite Member
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    I'm actually still doing leaf cleanups. Still have about 4 pruning jobs left to complete. I also have some gutter cleaning jobs and also a couple of pressure washing jobs (if and when weather permits). This year for the very first time since I've been in business, I have snow plow contracts (8 commercial accts.). I then have a ton of maintenance. I also have a condo in Myrtle Beach that needs some renovating so I'll have to make time for that. I took this whole Christmas week off and will probably end up taking about 2 weeks off in late January or early February before getting back to business in March. That's when I'll have to start mulching..
     
  2. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well the snow we got messed up me finishing up my clean ups so 3 of my accounts never got a final cut, i may be able to do it in a week. unless is not good to cut grass in the beginning of winter, which i'm thinking it's probably fine for it....it really could stay its not very long, but it could use a cut. but i'm not doing much, waking up late, getting breakfast or lunch, getting everything ready for my accountant, cleaning stuff up at home, inside and outside, doing maintenance to everything....that's it really. december is just about over, went by quick. january, and february are usually a little slower, then depending if we have an early spring or not I could be working in march doing clean ups. so its not too bad. but i'll help one of my friends with his tree service a few times a month, other then that, i make sure all my customers, plowing and lawn, are aware that I do tree/brush removal and try to keep all there properties looking picture perfect or the best they will allow me too anyways. some have me doing everything and anything some don't.
     
  3. Luke S.

    Luke S. LawnSite Member
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    Where do guys keep your vehicles in the winter ?
     
  4. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    ^ shop. Outside.Try to start them weekly or more.
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  5. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    same place they go the other 8 months out of the year, why would i park them somewhere else?
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    why not rotate which one you drive for the day? I only have the two trucks and I'll drive the newer one most of the time, once a every week or every other i'll drive the plow truck unless it snows then i have to drive the plow truck.
     
  6. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    Because I don't feel like driving my son to school in an Izuzu cabover
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  7. MohawkValleyTurf

    MohawkValleyTurf LawnSite Member
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    We plow all winter long because we offer all of our customers full property management services. Mostly are Commercial accounts & about 45 residential customers. We couldnt survive without it!
     
  8. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    makes sense, i guess. they are your trucks, you can do as you like with them, but I wouldn't want brakes getting too rusty from sitting, unless your down south and you don't have to worry about rust then your golden!
     
  9. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nashville.
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