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Busted Window

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Louslawns, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Louslawns

    Louslawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I'm gonna fess up!!! LOL. I was doing a new account last week and didn't really walk the yard to check things out. As I was riding I saw some loose stones and hit the pto I thought in time. Out of the corner of my eye I saw glass shattering. Lucky for me (I guess) it was the back window of my Blazer. Made a quick phone call to the glass company and they wanted $450.00 to replace it. With pending rain I called a local salvage yard and lo and behold they had one already taken off and waiting for me. $75.00 and they helped me put it in! Lesson learned........walk a yard before cutting.
  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    good catch on the junk yard find....got lucky and no one was injured...
  3. slawn

    slawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    I've busted my back door glass out twice at the same account almost a year to the date. Both times I went to a junk yard.
  4. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,510

    When they built the airport here long ago they dredged out a "lake" for fill and sold some of the low quality stuff as fill to home builders, full of small pebbles and stones. Those homes can be real costly accounts window wise.
  5. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    Good thing it wasnt a house window or another persons car. Nice find BTW!
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,359

    You need to think about full-coverage business vehicle and business liability insurance. It costs a lot less than you think, and less than a the newest triple pane bay window you could put one through. It's just the cost of being a legit business, and yes it is fully tax deductible. You don't want to be wishing you had it when you need it.:usflag::usflag::usflag:
  7. Louslawns

    Louslawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I have submitted to receive insurance quotes. Haven't heard from anyone yet, but you are right.

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