Do any of you sub out your mowwing?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by jdwilliams1, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. jdwilliams1

    jdwilliams1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    I was wondering if any of you have had success offering all services other than mowing.

    It seems to me that those who mow have the best chance of providing all services to a homeowner.

    We provide all services but I am not wanting to mow anymore and was wondering how hard it might be to build a relationship with someone so they will not try to steal other services from me and just do the mowing?


    Any thoughts
  2. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. LawnMastersTx

    LawnMastersTx LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    I am the type that would not mind setting up a partnership like that, since i enjoy mowing. Too bad your business is not down here in Texas. Problem that it seems is finding someone to trust to do this type of partnership with. Too easy for someone to steal your part of the deal from you. Just risky unless you find someone like me in your area =)
  4. jtlammers

    jtlammers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    jwilliams I am not interested in the landscape aspect I enjoy mowing grass and work alone cutting grass. Give me a call and we can work something out.

  5. pcgovols

    pcgovols LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I would be interested in doing a partnership like that. I ma not interested in the landscaping aspects. Call me. Patrick 317-442-3611
  6. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 695

    If your concerned about them taking other services, have them sign a no compete clause. That way you have a legal way of protecting yourself.
  7. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Messages: 558

    I have an informal agreement between myself and a couple of guys
    I do the mowing
    One does the landscaping
    and another one does the fert stuff
    We each like doing our on thing we don't care to do the others stuff
    Its more of a referral thing we do
    Ive gotten some accounts and Ive referred stuff out that my customers are satisfied with
    And thats what Im after- satisfied customers
  8. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    i would take over the mowing. its the easiest way to make money, i think.
    i'm sure if you called around you could find someone.
  9. IndyChad

    IndyChad LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 216


    We would be more than happy to take all of your customers, oops I mean all your mowing. Just joking. Like other people said make sure you get a non-compete agreement signed so that you do not have to stress about someone else taking your customers. You should also get them to sign a waiver that indicates you are not responsible for liability issues for something that they might mess up. Also remember that if you sub out, even though they are not your employees, they will reflect on your image because the homeowner is dealing with you and not the other company. Good luck!
  10. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 517

    We sub out all of our mowing, last year we subbed out about 100k in mowing work. We keep between 10-15% and then smile when it is 100 degree's outside and cash the check.

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