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$10.00 a yard.......any yard in the city.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by o-so-n-so, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    A LCO came to my fathers house today passing out brochures.

    He told my father that he would mow and trim any yard in the city for a flat rate of $10.00 a yard.

    How long will it take this guy to rethink his business adventure.

    Now you see them....now you don't.

  2. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    About 2 weeks of busting his ass for no money. Then his work will turn south and you can come in an take his accounts. I would turn him in, probably has no liscence or insurance.
  3. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Yep. Already talked to a couple of guys that said I can't mow lawns no more. NO money in it. HA....... Thats cause they had an add in the nickle (penny saver) that said " ANY lawn 12 dollars, 5 bucks for trimming."
    Bought there near new stihl FC 85 off of them for 150.
    And that is all I have to say about that.
  4. competitiveimageland

    competitiveimageland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    $10.00 a lawn this guy must be desperate HAHA ya have to set a minimum for your acounts i wouldnt do any under $30 ,its hard enough to make money in this business , especially when you have these kinda guys under bidding you , i had the same thing happen to me in the past year with a commercial account they signed a 3 year contract with the guy , the first year it was $60 weekly just so he would under bid me by $15 then the next year he jacked the prices up by $30 bucks , Who do you think they called the following spring ;o)
  5. Flipperneck

    Flipperneck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 164

    some people arent that swift, if the customer dumps one guy to a lower bid what kinda loyalty you think they will have when prices go up like what the dude with a really long name before me said.
  6. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    the bad thing is that is probably not the cheapest here in AL..
  7. Mikes Lawn Landscape

    Mikes Lawn Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 458

    Hey leave me alone I gotta make a living somehow:confused:
  8. goodbeus

    goodbeus LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 392

    I saw an ad here in the Coastal Trading Post a few weeks ago....$8.00 per yard:mad:
  9. hortboy

    hortboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    lets put it in perspective, he has no insurance and pays no taxes, so assuming he could mow 10 postage stamp size lawns a day that's $500.00 free and clear. I'll bet that is more than he made at the local convienent store. I totally disagree w/ this type of fly by night operation but I refuse to loose sleep over it.
  10. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    I have 3 lawns lined up that I charge 10 dollars a cut, weekly. Leaving the truck running, I can cut all 3 complete, back in the truck, in about 2 minutes. 30 dollars for 2 minutes worth of work, minus employee payroll (32 cents), = profit of 29.68 for 2 minutes worth of work.
    2 minutes = 29.68 /2 = $14.81 a minute x 60 minutes = $888.60.
    $888.60 an hour minus drive time and payroll for one guy ($10).
    If I can get all $10 houses like the ones I have, I'd be a happy guy! Send them all my way!

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