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daycares

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JKOOPERS, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    Just curious to see if anyone else has any contracts with a nation wide day care.
     
  2. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 695

    Did'nt know there was a nation wide daycare. So NO! I do a large local daycare though.
     
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,629

    I thought this thread was going to be about employees.
     
  4. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  5. No national chain day cares, but a couple of local ones. The chance of liability scares the crap out of me. Plus they're always underfunded. I've been leveraged into servicing the two I have but I'd prefer to have none.

    Why do you ask?
     
  6. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    well i landed 24 of them and just wanted to see what all the nightmares were. they are no where near under funded. they regional manager told me they have $10,000 in the budget for each store a year for lawn care and landscaping.
     
  7. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    is there a lot of trimming around crap and that kind of stuff?
     
  8. Wittapp

    Wittapp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    I am with Mr. Haggerty. The liability scares me. I turned down a couple of locals for that reason
    Dave in Dayton
     
  9. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    I did a couple of CW's a few years ago and had trouble getting paid. They always paid at 90 days. Then, one day, one of my guys left a gate open. A motorist brought a kid back they found in the highway median. Every daycare worker got fired and me, Needless to say, I didn't get paid for 3 months of work.

    Oh ya, we could only mow the fenced in area during lunch/nap time.

    I'll NEVER mow a daycare again!!!
     

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