Boy Im jeleous of this one new outfit. This guy I had talked to was just working at a grocery store over the summer he is I think in the early 20's he bought a new cab over truck and a 61" ZTR 48" hydro scag w.b. & 36" hydro w.b and varous sweet new equipment and he just started from scratch..within 28 days of getting his business liscence and insured he said he had 45 residential customers & 20 commercial customers ....WOW amazing he has 2 helpers because he just got into doing some landscaping jobs. He had said he never had any background in mowing or landscaping he seems to be doing preety good. I have noticed he does take a little longer at each acount then me but that might be the key for him to keeping the jobs because when he drives away from his acounts they are spotless not a clipping on the street or sidewalks. The only part that disturbs me is he walked into one of my neighborhoods and walked out in the same day with 13 acounts 2 being old ones on mine that I let go last year. And on top of that I had done a residential bid for doing pine needles and lost it to someone else...the lady said my prices were to high. I had quoted her $7.50 per bail of pine needles and that she needed 123 bails. Which that comes out to being $922.50 for putting down pine needles in all of her beds. So this guy that I had met and was talken to had actually gotten the job. He quoted her 144 bails at 8.50 each she payed him 301.50 EXTRA !!!! how, why, did he get that job I have no clue. He did do a good job and I could have done the job just as good. This makes flames shoot out of my nose ! only mad at the customer not the scaper. He must have some real sales skills I have never seen or heard of someone doing as well as him in such a short period of time.