Anybody done work for that "Plowz & Mowz"?

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

  1. WenzelOSLLC

    WenzelOSLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 709

    They do base the price they charge on how long someone says it takes to mow. (I just entered the info for the one im doing tomorrow.) It asks for how long to mow and if its a walk mower or rider. They take ~20%. Which would put me at close to where I'd charge.
  2. Tn Turf

    Tn Turf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    How much do you get after their cut on average? Can you turn jobs away if the customer lies about what they have?
  3. WenzelOSLLC

    WenzelOSLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 709

    I don't know how specific i can get without being in trouble from them but if you go and fill out an estimate on their website and then knock 20% off you'll get an estimate of what you get paid. Use an address you know or do and then you can make judgement as to if it works for you. They show you the amount of money you will actually receive before accepting the job.

    If you feel the customer made a mistake, there's a contact button right in the app that lets you communicate your concerns. The rep will contact the customer and straighten things out. I Imagine you could turn down the job at that point.

    I've e-mailed them about whether they have plans to put some kind of contactor portal online to check jobs completed, when and how much you'll be paid, etc and they respond rather quick and have been helpful so far. They may need to adjust prices a bit but overall I'm happy so far.

    You have to remember that you are a sub and obviously have to expect a little less than what you would normally charge.
  4. WenzelOSLLC

    WenzelOSLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 709

    Oh and by looking up a property by you, you would get a more accurate price as I think they have prices that reflect the market that is being serviced.
  5. ScottTheLawnCareGuy

    ScottTheLawnCareGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I've worked for them before, and Ive had a pretty great experience with them. Yeah, they take a little cut of the price but if I take into account the time it would take to get new customers and to deal with collecting the money, (which now I don't even have to wait for as long) it is definitely worth it. I would for sure recommend to anyone looking to find some new customers.
  6. luszczek

    luszczek LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Signed up for some online lawn service had to share the pricing cause I almost fainted from laughing so hard IMG_4731.PNG


  7. luszczek

    luszczek LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I do some work for task easy and they are pretty good. Their pricing is spot on even after their cut u just have to weed thru the low end companies that they to sucker the new guys into running themselves out of business. If you are gonna rely on a third party stick to the big guns like task easy love lawn or now and plowz
  8. Langford2000

    Langford2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    I do understand that you couldn't expect to make a living for what they pay but for a one time if you're in the area or a route filler, what could it hurt? You're not tied to a contract and as long as you get paid the extra few minutes could cover the days lunch and fuel

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