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Anybody done work for that "Plowz & Mowz"?

Discussion in 'Franchising' started by wes92395, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. wes92395

    wes92395 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Pain in the a** to deal with or actually something worth looking into? I had was messing with the app and entered in a few of my yards I currently do and they kicked back prices much cheaper than what I currently have them for so I can't imagine there's any money to be made with these guys
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  2. Kawizx62003

    Kawizx62003 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,458

    Wow that's a horrible site. They must be pricing off the time someone enters It takes to mow. Lame.
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  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,270

    No experience but I have seen people using plows

    Cool thing is you have a chance to convert them to a regular customer when servicing the property
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  4. Tn Turf

    Tn Turf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Is this the place that pays like $19 per mow?
     
  5. wes92395

    wes92395 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I would imagine you would probably have to sign a no compete deal with them...
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  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,270

    Nope.
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  7. RSMUTAH

    RSMUTAH LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 180

    Yeah, actually. They do have a non compete in their initial agreement.

    They called me this year, and I figured.. Sure, why not? Well, I know why not.

    $35 lawn, they're paying $19.57. All one time mows. Which, for me, to schedule a one time mow, I'll usually double the price. Shoulda been a $70 lawn. Got less than $20.

    Needless to say, I've deleted to app and would not recommend anyone use them.
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  8. wes92395

    wes92395 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I have yet to find anyone that I'm willing to work with as a subcontractor.... I figured it would be nice if I had a free Saturday and wanted to do two or three lawns in the morning just for the heck of it, but I won't get out of bed, drive my truck to a job, use my equipment for hours on a unfamiliar lawn, and only make $10.... I'd give somebody $20 to let me stay in bed rather than work lol
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  9. Judo

    Judo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    They are a joke. Pricing is way to low. Downloaded the app, signed the paperwork but have yet to do one job because we have found its a waste of time.
     
  10. WenzelOSLLC

    WenzelOSLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 709

    Signed up about two weeks ago. Did two lawns.

    Money was okay on the first one. I think the customer entered some wrong info and the price was inflated. Seen the same lawn last week for a third the price.

    Second lawn was close to a $100 lawn and they offered $40. Reason I say it was $100 lawn is because even though they said long grass in the description it it was like it hadn't been mowed in about a month. Weeds by the house were 6ft tall. :laugh: Found an Apiary and almost drove into the fire pit because I couldn't see it; Only reason I didn't was because a block was sticking out of the grass and I thought it came off the wall nearby.

    I saw a 10k lawn with 'medium' length grass for close to 100 my first day but it disappeared before I could get a good look at the picture. I keep seeing the same properties so there's a chance to get some sort of schedule planned. Most are too low in price. Almost always requesting service on Fri/Sat/Sun; You would think they'd want it in the week but I guess not.

    I'll keep doing it for a few extra bucks here and there just so I can get some advertising in new neighborhoods. The first properties neighbor wants me to sign her up for snow in the winter so I have that going for me.
     

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