Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jsfrk, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 126

    Does anyone have that much success with churches?
  2. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Twice bitten from 2 different churchs on non payment. Never again. Filthy thiefs that's all they are.
  3. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    I gave up soliciting them. They always have a "church member" willing to cut it for free or next to free. Several churches I know have member on a sign up sheet taking turns. Stupid thing is, I know they have paid BIG BUCKS for a tractor that none of them take care of. They ending up paying BIG BUCKS for new equipment every couple of years. Could pay a LCO to do a QUALITY JOB and not have to mess with the equipment!!!

  4. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    Chances are every church has a member that owns an LCO, if you arent a member there...good luck getting a foot in the door. Some people do pretty well with churches. I got my first call from one, very early this year...(Deacons decided to maintain it), got a call last week...Bid still pending.

    In my church alone there are 4 of us that i know of that own LCO's. Only have about 600 people that attend.

  5. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    I secured a $200,000 contract with a church to landscape the entire property. The project will be completed in $50,000 phases. We completed the first phase last year.
  6. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180 prolly got one of the catholic ones, before they had to start settling lawsuits because their priests are gay, and love little boys.

  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I haven't had any problem with churches. I'd rather do them than most any other type of property.
  8. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    I do a church that takes me about 7-8 hrs to mow. They are late on the payment once in a while but other then that I like doing it. I'm a member, so I was first pick over non-members. I should post some picks I have some nice stripes coming in there.
  9. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    I love it when they call...yea we want this this this this this and oh yea this....sure we can do that.....oh one other thing we have a really tight budget oh yea what that, well ever hear of a donation.

  10. Sooners

    Sooners LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    I mow the church property where I am a member. I mow it on Friday get paid on Sunday and the money's in the bank on Monday!

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