dealing with another LCO

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chefdrp, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    Hi all. How would you handle another LCO that has an account attached to one of yours. I had it before but was lowballed out of it. I know i posted abot it. Well The companies owner is never at the site and had kids mowing for him. (They are adults but are very young). The mow low and discharge clippings all over onto my lawn and driveway. Here are a few pics of there driveway and the mine. Just wondering how you would handle this? I E-mailed the company but have gotten no response yet.

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  2. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
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    there driveway. matted grass

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  3. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    top of my drive on the private rd that connects the drives. This grass was left from last week so i had to scrape it up then blow it off.

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  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    call up the guy or stop in and talk to him in a professional matter. Or just have the homeowner call them up. Or have the homeowner complain to the neighbor. Or if you see them mowing just politely ask not to blow clippings on your area. If they get all defensive about then really have words with the owner
  5. CJ GreenScapes

    CJ GreenScapes LawnSite Member
    from AL
    Messages: 249

    I think I would wait until they return to cut again and be ready with my backpack blower. As they cut, blow it right back on them... Have you tried contacting the owner of the property? Ofcourse, he may just assume you are complaining because you lost the account (if I understood you correctly).
  6. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    I can see why you lost the house to them, they do a much nicer job! :p

    I would have your customer complain to them, or go and talk to the neighbor themselves since they were a customer. I can't beleive they actually pay for that! :eek:
  7. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    most of my clients are from Clevland and have weekend or summer houses. These happen to be weekenders. I very rarely see my clients. I just dont want my home owner thinking i am leaveing this mess.LOL
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    talk to your customer about it. Tell them the problem, perhaps they will take care of it for you. Show them the pics as well
  9. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    email is very impersonal and usually slow to get matters resolved. contact their boss on the phone or in person.

    I personally would talk to YOUR customer and tell them to contact the other homeowner or the other LCO. A complaint coming from a customer will have more pull than from a competing LCO. they may think you're just being a hardarse
  10. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Yup, what he said.........

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